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doc.: 18-12/0036 Submission March 2012 Michael Lynch, MJ Lynch & Associates LLCSlide 1 RR-TAG Closing Report Notice: This document has been prepared to assist IEEE 802.18. It is offered as a basis for discussion and is not binding on the contributing individual(s) or organization(s). The material in this document is subject to change in form and content after further study. The contributor(s) reserve(s) the right to add, amend or withdraw material contained herein. Date: March 16, 2012 Authors:
doc.: 18-12/0036 Submission March 2012 Michael Lynch, MJ Lynch & Associates LLCSlide 2 Overview This document reports on the regulatory considered during the Waikoloa meetings of the RR-TAG. Specific documents/actions were approved by the RR-TAG in response to the regulatory proceedings reviewed and inputs from various WGs.. The RR-TAG depends on working group interest and participation to support the efforts to draft submissions to proceedings. As is the norm attendance varied depending on the topic/document being considered. Post meeting it was suggested that 802.18 outputs be made available to the EC 48 hours in advance. Such a process would adversely impact those WGs with mid-week plenaries or other internal approval processes. The suggested 5 day review creates an 802.18 document while the so called 10 day review is actually an EC email ballot. Either may cause issues including increased workload or missed filing dates.
doc.: 18-12/0036 Submission March 2012 Michael Lynch, MJ Lynch & Associates LLCSlide 3 FCC Proceedings List THE FCC WTB AND THE OFFICE OFENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SEEK COMMENT ON PROGENY’S M-LMS FIELD TESTING REPORT (Docket No. 11-49) (18-12/21r1) Comment Date: March 15, 2012, Comment Date: March 30, 2012. –The RR-TAG approved 18-12-0033-02 to say that Progeny has failed to meet the FCC’s waiver requirements. The EC approved and the RR-TAG chair made the necessary edits and filed it with the FCC. FCC SEEKS COMMENT ON CERTAIN WIRELESS SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS. (DA No. 12-311). (Dkt No 12-52 ) FCC seeks comment on concerns and issues related to intentional interruptions of wireless service by government authorities for the purpose of ensuring public safety. Comments Due: 04/30/2012. Reply Comments Due: 05/30/2012(18-11/101r0). –The RR-TAG recognized that in this proceeding the fact that many phones have a Wi-Fi capability that would allow them to continue to operate. It was decided to keep silent on that fact as it could impact IEEE 802.11 technology.
doc.: 18-12/0036 Submission ITU-R Items The RR-TAG chair presented to the opening EC plenary data on Question ITU-R 236/1 which is likely to have an impact on several IEEE 802 technologies. The question is contained in doc 18-12-0025 and is being considered in ITU-R WP1A, Spectrum Engineering Techniques, whose parent group is ITU-R SG1, Spectrum Management. While the question was originally developed to deal with PLC/PLT issues it has been expanded to include wireless as well as wired technologies and asks: “What are the technical and operating features and the characteristics of wireless technologies and devices in support of power grid management systems?” “What are the data rates, bandwidths, frequency bands and spectrum requirements needed in support of power grid management systems?” March 2012 Michael Lynch, MJ Lynch & Associates LLCSlide 4
doc.: 18-12/0036 Submission March 2012 Michael Lynch, MJ Lynch & Associates LLCSlide 5 ITU-R Items (2) “What are the interference considerations to radiocommunications associated with the implementation of wireless and wired technologies and devices used in support of power grid management systems?” “How will spectrum availability be affected by interference associated with widespread deployment of such technologies and devices?” The outcome of this question will be the identification of spectrum, technologies, bandwidths and data rates for wireless Smart Grid management. The RR-TAG chair recommended to the EC that IEEE 802 make an initial input to the June, 2012 meeting of ITU-R WP1A. While the EC has taken initial steps to form an EC SG unless the wireless WGs step forward at their May Interim and develop an initial input IEEE 802 will miss the 2012 opportunity. The 2013 opportunity will be to find a way to counter what others, such as the IMT-Advanced/LTE interests, will have input to WP1A. The choice is clear – lead, follow
doc.: 18-12/0036 Submission ITU-R Items (3) or get out of the way. The latter would mean to ignore the ITU-R wireless related Smart Grid work and trust others to look after IEEE 802’s interests. The current pace seems to suggest that IEEE 802 will at best “follow” what develops in ITU-R WP1A rather than lead. On Thursday the RR-TAG reviewed, edited and approved three documents from IEEE 802.16. There were two going to ITU-R WP5D (IMT-Systems) and one to ITU-R WP5A (Land mobile service above 30 MHz (excluding IMT); wireless access in the fixed service; amateur and amateur-satellite services). Their parent group is ITU-R SG5 (Terrestrial Services). IEEE 802.16 is the only WG with any interest/connection with ITU-R WP5D. All three were approved by the EC and will be edited if needed and submitted by the RR-TAG chair in his additional role of IEEE SA Technical Liaison to ITU-R. The documents were: March 2012 Michael Lynch, MJ Lynch & Associates LLCSlide 6
doc.: 18-12/0036 Submission ITU-R Items (4) 18-12 -0028-01, “Update of WireLESSMAN-ADVANCED RADIO INTERFACE of Recommendation ITU-R M.2012. To be sent to WP5D. 18-12-0031-01, “OFDMA TDD WMAN Submission Toward Revision 11 of Recommendation ITU-R M.1457 (Meeting x+2). To be sent to WP5D. 18-12-0032-02, LIAISON STATEMENT TO ITU-R WP 5A ON “WORKING DOCUMENT TOWARDS A PRELIMINARY DRAFT NEW REPORT ITU-R [LMS.CRS2]”. To be sent to WP5A. March 2012 Michael Lynch, MJ Lynch & Associates LLCSlide 7
doc.: 18-12/0036 Submission March 2012 Michael Lynch, MJ Lynch & Associates LLCSlide 8 Other Items On Thursday PM1 IEEE 802.22 presented a document (18-12-0030- 02) titled “THE IEEE 802 LAN/MAN STANDARDS COMMITTEE POSITION ENDORSING WORLD-WIDE LICENSE-EXEMPT USAGE OF THE TELEVISION BAND WHITESPACES”. It was narrowly approved in the RR-TAG (3/2/1). During discussion at the EC Closing Plenary the IEEE 802.22 chair withdrew the document. It may, in some other form be presented at the July IEEE 802 Plenary. Editor’s note; Many of the wireless WGs have difficulty developing a final document to bring to 802.18 prior to Thursday afternoon. In the past those documents approved by 802.18 were sent to the EC on Thursday after 802.18 completed the work. For various reasons that did not happen this time. A review of my email log shows that proposals for the EC to consider were still being submitted on Friday morning. While 802..18 will adhere to the “24 hour” rule it may be useful to return to the policy where the EC allowed 802.18 final approval on all 802.16 IMT related correspondence with WP5D.