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An  IEEE 802.11 Interim session (in-person and electronic) is planned January 15-20, 2023.
IEEE 802.11 meetings are ongoing and held via teleconference

Ongoing Ballots, Comment Collections and Standards Association (SA) Ballot Group Formation:

IEEE SA Ballot pool formation: see SA Ballot process information.
None at present

SA Ballots: 
None at present

IEEE 802.11 WG Ballots and Comment Collections:
None at present

You can import the calendar as an iCal file, or use the "Add to Google Calendar" at the bottom right of the calendar below. 

Next Session and New Activities

The next 802.11 Working Group in-person and electronic session will be held January 15-20,  2023 Additional teleconferences are being  held to progress technical work. The January 2023 WG11 draft agenda will be available 30 days in advance of the session.

See the Working Group session report for the recently completed November 2022 session.

Formation of an Ultra High Reliability Study Group was approved during the July 2022 session. See
Slides 8 and 21 in https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/22/11-22-0872-05-0000-july-2022-working-group-motions.pptx
The "beyond be" and related Wireless Next Generation (WNG) presentations .

Formation of Topic Interest Groups for (a) Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML Use in 802.11) and (b)  Ambient Power IoT Devices (AMP)
were approved at the 2022 May session, see
Slides 10 and 11 in 11-22-0597-03-0000-may-2022-working-group-motions.pptx
11-22-0645-02-0wng-ambient-power-enabled-iot-for-wi-fi.pptx and
11-22-0460-03-0wng-making-the-case-for-open-softwarized-data-driven-802-11-networks.pdf .
The Topic Interest Groups met during the 2022 July plenary, contributions are posted in the respective document groups.

Recent Amendment and Standard Approval

P802.11REVmd Cover
IEEE Std 802.11 -2020, was published February 26, 2021. Congratulations to the many WG11 members who participated in development of the 2020 Standard. The REVmd awards were presented (electronically) at the March 2021 Plenary. Congratulations to all members who were recognized for their contributions!
The 2020 Standard incorprates previously published amendments together wth maintenance updates.

IEEE Std 802.11ax-2021 was published on May 19, 2021. The 802.11ax awards were presented (electronically) at the May 2021 Interim. Congratulations to the many WG11 members who participated in development of the 802.11ax Standard.

IEEE P802.11ay-2021 was published on July 28, 2021. The 802.11ay awards were presented (electronically) at the July 2021 Plenary.  Congratulations to the many WG11 members who participated in development of the 802.11ay Standard.

IEEE P802.11ba-2021 was published on October 8, 2021. The 802.11ba awards were presented (electronically) at the September Interim. Congratulations to the many WG11 members who participated in development of the 802.11ba Standard.

Of Note

In July 2019, IEEE 802.11 hosted a Coexistence Workshop, in collaboration with 3GPP. The agenda and presentations are available.

The recently completed simulation and analysis shows that P802.11ax D3.0 satisfies the primary MAC/PHY requirements for the benchmark enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) Indoor Hotspot test environment. See the related press release.

Access Published IEEE 802 and  IEEE 802.11 Standards (free download)

"Click Here" for IEEE 802 Free Standards

The IEEE has made available IEEE 802 standards for free download.  Under this program, a standard may be downloaded for free six months after the initial publication of the standard. All relevant IEEE 802.11 Standard, Amendments, and Recommended Practices are listed.

IEEE 802.11 Working Group Outgoing Liaison Statments and External Communications

Recent liaison statements and communications  are available here.

IEEE 802.11 Presentations

The former publicity standing committee (PUB SC) and other volunteers have produced  presentations to describe the activities of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group. These presentations are intended to be used to explain 802.11's activities to those outside 802.11.  


Draft standards are available from a number of sources:

  • If you are a voting 802.11 member, go to the members' area and log in using the 802.11 members ID and password supplied to you by the 802.11 officers.  Contact Dorothy Stanley if you have lost this. During an 802.11 session, attendees may access 802.11 draft standards from a local fileserver, regardless of their membership status.
  • If you are an active member of one of the other 802 groups,  you may be able to access the 802.11 members' area using the same credentials used to access your own group.  If this doesn't work,  ask your group's Chair to request access from the 802.11 Chair (Dorothy Stanley).
  • Draft IEEE standards are, from time to time,  made available for purchase using the IEEE store or Techstreet.


The IEEE-SA has created an easy to use Online Standards Development web site that has a wealth of information that details the whole standards process flow, from creation of the initial PAR, to balloting to final draft, and beyond. It even includes, tutorials, and online forms of the various processes evolved. This site is recommended for all Members and Chairs involved.