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RE: [802SEC] Preparation for July IEEE 802 News Bulletin

Dear SEC,

Please remember to supply Roger Marks with the preliminary PR content for
each of your respective Working Groups for the July 2002 IEEE 802 News
Bulletin by Wednesday July 19th.

Roger will assemble the draft new bulletin and send it back to us for
review--but he needs your input immediately!  He is leaving for China June
20th, hence will effectively be out of touch until June 29th.

Please engage with Roger on this project.  It shouldn't take too much time
to identify the important work items in each of your working groups and it
will provide greater visibility to those interested in our various


--Paul Nikolich
IEEE 802 Chair

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Roger B.
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 8:04 PM
Subject: [802SEC] Preparation for July IEEE 802 News Bulletin

To:   WG and TAG Chairs, plus Known WG Publicity Chairs (802.11,
802.15, and 802.16)
From: Roger Marks, Public Relations "Point of Contact"
Subj: Preparation for July IEEE 802 News Bulletin


In March, we help a meeting to discuss 802 publicity (see the meeting
notes <>). One of the key
points of the discussion was that many of the WG/TAGs would like to
have a successful "IEEE 802 News Bulletin". Another was that this
will require a draft to be completed two weeks before each Plenary.
[We also discussed the need for a page on the 802 web site explaining
the background of 802 and its projects and providing a glossary of
standards development terms; however, this hasn't progressed.]

We were not able to follow up the November News Bulletin
<> with a March
edition due to the lack of input from several of the Working Groups.
In a followup conference call I had with Paul Nikolich, Angela Ortiz,
Karen McCabe, and Michael Bratnick, it was decided to try for a July
Bulletin. I agreed to put together a draft based on material
submitted by the Groups.

I am now soliciting input from each of the WG/TAGs (and others of
you, if you have something to contribute). I suggest that you base
your input on the format of the November Bulletin. For example, I
have attached (below) 802.16's input. Of course, we can't know what
will come out of the meeting, but we can take a guess based on the
agenda. I recommend that you be optimistic about the outcome of any
anticipated votes; that's what I have done.

I will be in Beijing from June 20-28 due and may therefore be
generally out of touch. So, here is my request:

*Submit your draft news to me by June 19 so I can have it before my trip.
*I'll assemble it all into a unified draft and send it back by June
24. I plan to do some editing so as to maintain a constant format
throughout (e.g, uniform acronyms, etc.).
*If you need to miss the June 19 deadline, tell me your plans and
send your input to me (and Micheal <>)
late instead of never. I will try to incorporate it before June 24.
*If I receive nothing from a WG or TAG, I will just make up something
bland, like "the 802.27 Working Group met to continue its work under
PAR 802.27r." I suspect that the Groups who submit material will want
to go ahead with it this time, even if some other Groups choose not
to participate.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.



The IEEE 802.16 Wireless MAN Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access
Draft Items for the July IEEE 802 News Bulletin
*WARNING: These results are anticipated but not guaranteed to happen!

*802.16a Draft, Extending IEEE Std 802.16 to 2 to 11 GHz, Moves to
IEEE 802 Sponsor Ballot

The 802 Executive Committee has forwarded, for IEEE 802 Sponsor
Ballot, the P802.16a draft, which will extend the IEEE 802.16
WirelessMAN (TM) standard for applicability to 2-11 GHz bands, both
licensed and license-exempt. Plans call for finalization of the
standard by October 2002. The standard will provide a foundation for
the expansion of wireless metropolitan area networks in residential

*Basic Interoperability Testing for 10-66 GHz WirelessMAN-SC Air
Interface Developing Rapidly

The 802 Executive Committee has also forwarded, for IEEE 802 Sponsor
Ballot, the P802.16c draft. This quickly-moving project, which was
officially initiated only on May 9, will enhance the development of
interoperability tests for systems built to the 10-66 GHz
WirelessMAN-SC air interface. Completion is planned for September
2002. In preparation for the next step in testing, the 802 Executive
Committee approved a request to forward, for IEEE-SA approval,
Project Authorization Request P1802.16.1 to define a Protocol
Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) Proforma document for the
air interface.

*Recommended Practice on 2-11 GHz Coexistence Moves to Working Group Ballot

The 802.16 Working Group accepted the output of the 802.16.2a Task
Group as a draft standard and agreed to initiate a Working Group
Letter Ballot seeking to forward it to the next stage of balloting.
The Working Group moved to delete the 2.5 GHz band from the scope of
the project due to a lack of contributions in this area.

*802.16 Study Group on Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Recommends

The 802.16 Study Group on Mobile Broadband Wireless Access, holding
its second meeting, decided to proceed to develop two projects: one
to add portability enhancements to IEEE Std 802.16/802.16a, and
another to define a new project for broadband wireless access at
vehicular speeds. The Study Group was renewed for an additional four
months and expects to conclude its work in November.

For additional details on these items, contact Roger Marks, IEEE
802.16 Chair, at

Upcoming IEEE 802.16 Meetings:

* 23 to 27 September 2002 -- IEEE 802.16 interim meeting in Cheju, Korea.
* 11 to 15 November 2002 -- IEEE 802 Plenary Meeting in Koloa, Hawaii, USA