Friday, October 19, 2007

ITU Approves WiMAX (IEEE Std 802.16) as Official IMT-2000 Interface

The ITU Radiocommunication Assembly granted final approval of an update to Recommendation ITU-R M.1457, the IMT-2000 specification to include a new sixth radio interface, “IMT-2000 OFDMA TDD WMAN”, that is based on the IEEE Standard 802.16, making IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX) part of the IMT-2000 family. The announcement was issued today to IEEE members by Roger B. Marks, Chair, IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access.