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IEEE Draft STANDARD for Information Technology--Telecommunications and information exchange between systems--Local and metropolitan area networks--Specific requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) specifications Amendment 7: Interworking with External Networks

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This amendment specifies enhancements to the 802.11 MAC that support WLAN Interworking with External Networks. It enables higher layer functionalities to provide overall end-to-end solutions. The main goals of 802.11u are aiding network discovery and selection, enabling information transfer from external networks, enabling emergency services, and interfacing Subscription Service Provider Networks (SSPN) to 802.11 Networks that support Interworking with External Networks.