Extensive AWTG Activity in IEEE 802 Standards

AWTG continues its contributions to IEEE 802 standards, evident in its participation and outcomes of the IEEE 802 Wireless Interim Meetings series that took place in Atlanta, GA, USA, on the 12-17 May 2019. IEEE 802 is the Committee that is responsible for standards working groups standardising Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11), Ethernet (IEEE 802.3), and numerous other well-known technologies. Through Dr. Oliver Holland (Technical Projects Manager at AWTG), an AWTG member is:

  • Vice-Chair of the IEEE 802.22 Working Group on wireless regional-area networks, and contributing to the revision of its baseline standard IEEE 802.22TM-2011.
  • On occasion serving on the IEEE 802 Executive Committee—the core decision-making entity—in place of the Chair IEEE 802.22.
  • Vice-Chair of the IEEE 802.15.22.3 standards project on spectrum characterisation and occupancy sensing, until recently numbered as IEEE 802.22.3, and contributing to its baseline standard 802.15.22.3.
  • Leading a white paper within IEEE 802.24 “Vertical Applications” working group on the topic of low-latency communication.
  • Actively participating in IEEE 802 in other ways, serving as a voting member of the standards working groups IEEE 802.11 (“Wireless Local-Area Networks”—or “Wi-Fi”), IEEE 802.15 (“Wireless Specialty Networks”, previously “Wireless Personal-Area Networks”), IEEE 802.22 (“Wireless Regional-Area Networks”), and IEEE 802.24 (“Vertical Applications” Technical Advisory Group).
  • Actively following a number of other efforts in IEEE 802.11 (“Wi-Fi”), including among others:
  • IEEE 802.11bd “Enhancements for Next-Generation V2X Communications” amendment standard, which is essentially an update to the IEEE 802.11p Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) amendment standard incorporating and improving performance through the latest technologies.
  • IEEE 802.11be “Extremely High Throughput” amendment standard, which is essentially an update to the IEEE 802.11ax “Wi-Fi 6” amendment standard that is itself currently in the late stages of completion.
  • IEEE 802.11ax itself.
  • IEEE 802.11ay “Next Generation 60 GHz” amendment standard, which is essentially an update to the IEEE 802.11ad “WiGig” amendment standard, enhancing performance and providing updated technologies and extra functionalities such as dedicated support for fixed wireless broadband provisioning via multi-hop links if necessary.
  • IEEE 802.11 “Coexistence” Standing Committee, which is tasked with analysing coexistence issues (e.g., with LTE), regulatory and other related developments, and developing according actions and positions for 802.11.