IEEE 802 OmniRAN EC Study Group

Disbanded by approval of the P802.1CF PAR on March 27th, 2014

On November 16th, 2012, the IEEE 802 Executive Committee chartered the OmniRAN Study Group (SG) to study an Open Mobile Network Interface for Omni-Range Area Networks based on IEEE 802 access technologies. The SG was renewed by the EC in the March 2013 and July 2013 plenary sessions, and got approval for its P802.1CF PAR+5C Proposal at the EC closing plenary on November 15th, 2013. The PAR proposes the development of a Recommended Practice for Network Reference Model and Functional Description of IEEE 802 Access Network. The Brief Introduction into OmniRAN P802.1CF provides information about the rationales and objectives of this project.

The P802.1CF PAR was approved by NesCom on March 27th, 2014. An OmniRAN TG was established by IEEE 802.1 on March 20th, which will take care of the project. Latest information about the project can be found on the IEEE P802.1CF page.

For further information regarding the creation of the Executive Committee Study Group, please refer to the document omniran-12-0001-01-ecsg, which contains the proposal made to the IEEE 802 Executive Committee leading to creation of the Study Group, and to omniran-12-0002-02-ecsg, which contains additional high-level perspective.
More detailed technical background together with an initial project plan and timeline is contained in the presentation OmniRAN Introduction and Way Forward, which was created for the IETF/IEEE 802 workshop on March 16, 2013.
A comprehensive collection of all the investigations and thoughts finally leading to the PAR proposal is contained in OmniRAN ECSG Results and Proposals.

After completion of the PAR proposal the group continued to work on the foundation of the project. The project is now part of IEEE 802.1. Initial thoughts on cooperation among the IEEE 802 working groups for this project are captured in a presentation to the EC workshop on November 16th, 2013, and a proposal to the IEEE 802.1 led to the formation of the IEEE 802.1 OmniRAN TG.

OmniRAN EC SG Information Repositories

Documents archive

OmniRAN Study Group documents may be retrieved from the OmniRAN EC SG page on Mentor.

Email reflector

The email reflector was used by OmniRAN EC Study Group. All postings to the of the OmniRAN EC Study Group email reflector are archived in a web archive.

OmniRAN EC SG Activities Log

Contact Information

Related Information

OmniRAN documents of the IEEE 802.16 HetNet SG

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Last Update: March 13th, 2014