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IEEE 802.11 Regulatory SC Vancouver DRAFT Meeting Plan and Agenda

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  1. IEEE 802.11 Regulatory SCVancouver DRAFT Meeting Plan and Agenda Date: 2013-01-15 Authors: Rich Kennedy, Research In Motion

  2. Abstract This presentation is the plan for the January 15, 2013 IEEE 802.11 Regulatory Standing Committee meeting at the Vancouver IEEE 802 Wireless Interim. Rich Kennedy, Research In Motion

  3. Agenda • Assign a recording secretary • Administrative items • Required notices • Introduction • The regulatory summaries • Action items and issues Rich Kennedy, Research In Motion

  4. Administrative Items • Required notices • Affiliation FAQ - http://standards.ieee.org/faqs/affiliationFAQ.html • Anti-Trust FAQ - http://standards.ieee.org/resources/antitrust-guidelines.pdf • Ethics - http://www.ieee.org/portal/cms_docs/about/CoE_poster.pdf • IEEE 802.11 Working Group Policies and Procedures - https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/public-file/07/11-07-0360-04-0000-802-11-policies-and-procedures.doc • Chair and Secretary • Chair is Rich Kennedy (Research In Motion) • Peter Ecclesine will act as Recording Secretary Rich Kennedy, Research In Motion

  5. SC Operating Rules • Anybody can vote, present, and make motions • Participation in SC during 802.11 WG Plenary or Interim counts towards 802.11 voting rights • All motions must pass by a 75% majority Rich Kennedy, Research In Motion

  6. Other Guidelines for IEEE WG Meetings • All IEEE-SA standards meetings shall be conducted in compliance with all applicable laws, including antitrust and competition laws. • Don’t discuss the interpretation, validity, or essentiality of patents/patent claims. • Don’t discuss specific license rates, terms, or conditions. • Relative costs, including licensing costs of essential patent claims, of different technical approaches may be discussed in standards development meetings. • Technical considerations remain primary focus • Don’t discuss or engage in the fixing of product prices, allocation of customers, or division of sales markets. • Don’t discuss the status or substance of ongoing or threatened litigation. • Don’t be silent if inappropriate topics are discussed … do formally object. --------------------------------------------------------------- See IEEE-SA Standards Board Operations Manual, clause 5.3.10 and “Promoting Competition and Innovation: What You Need to Know about the IEEE Standards Association's Antitrust and Competition Policy” for more details. Rich Kennedy, Research In Motion

  7. Introduction • Purpose • Improve the working relationship between the technical experts and the regulatory specialists, especially when it comes to critical technical issues • Scope • The group will review new regulatory changes or impending changes affecting 802.11 standards • Each meeting will focus on the most critical issue at the time • Critical Issue Focus • Direct impact on IEEE 802.11 current and future standards • Response/Input deadlines • Coordination with IEEE 802.18 (RR-TAG) • Coordination with the Wi-Fi Alliance • Outputs from this group must go through 802.18 Rich Kennedy, Research In Motion

  8. Regulatory Summary – North America • US • NPRM FCC 12-118 TV Band Auctions; TVWS channel allocation • NPRM FCC 12-148 3500 to 3650 MHz • February 20th NPRM on 5350 to 5470, 5850 to 5925 and TDWR • Canada • RSS-210 for TVWS • Mexico Rich Kennedy, Research In Motion

  9. Progress on Unlicensed Spectrum Changes • NPRM FCC 12-118 (205 pages) • Comment period closes January 21st (Monday) • Reply comment period closes February 20th • NPRM FCC 12-148 (65 pages) • Comment period closes February 20th • Reply comment period closes March 22nd • Unlicensed use of the 5 GHz band • NPRM will be published February 20th • Opening 5350 to 5470 MHz and 5850 to 5925 MHz • Resolving the TDWR interference mitigation issue Rich Kennedy, Research In Motion

  10. Resolution of the TDWR Issue • Under review by the FCC for ~3 years • The industry is currently under temporary rules that block devices from operating in this band • Most of the interference has been by devices operating illegally • Not approved for transmitting in this band • Operating at higher than approved transmit power • Using antennas not approved with the devices • …but not all • Legacy equipment approved prior to DFS rules Rich Kennedy, Research In Motion

  11. FCC TV TVWS Decisions • Commissioners’ meeting September 28th 2012 • Plan approved by a 5 – 0 vote of commissioners • NPRM FCC 12-118 released October 2nd • TV band auctions • Repacking the TV bands • Allotting spectrum for TVWS • TV band auctions • Reverse auction to “buy back” broadcasters’ spectrum • Auction of recovered spectrum for wireless broadband • Within 2-weeks of reverse auction • Comment deadline: was December 21st; delayed until January 21st Rich Kennedy, Research In Motion

  12. Regulatory Summary – European Union • ETSI • ERM TG11 EN 300 328 v1.9.0 • BRAN EN 301 598 Operation in the TV Bands White Spaces • Now at v0.0.13 • Meeting week of February 22nd to complete test methodologies • Ofcom • Consultation on the TVWS closed January 14th (yesterday) Rich Kennedy, Research In Motion

  13. Regulatory Summary - Asia • Japan • Regulatory update: Sam Oyama • China • In the process of opening the 5 GHz band for unlicensed access Rich Kennedy, Research In Motion

  14. References • NPRM FCC 12-118 • NPRM FCC 12-148 • Chairman Genachowski’s statement on the 5 GHz bands • Early draft of EN301 598 (v0.0.13) • Spectrum Allocation for Wireless LAN and ITS in Japan Rich Kennedy, Research In Motion