Registration Authority

IEEE offers Registration Authority programs or registries which maintain lists of unique identifiers under standards and issue unique identifiers to those wishing to register them. The IEEE Registration Authority assigns unambiguous names to objects in a way which makes the assignment available to interested parties.


The OpID is used as the upper 24-bits of the Base Station Identifier per IEEE Std 802.16 for use in IEEE 802.16 networks.

If your firm deploys network(s) using IEEE Std 802.16 that require Globally Unique Operator ID(s), you should apply to IEEE for your firm's IEEE 802.16 Operator ID. This is the one world-wide source of registered IEEE 802.16 Operator IDs.

Registration Fees

Product Fees
Registered 802.16 Operator ID US $1,755
IEEE does not accept requests for applicant-specified identifiers.

Application Information

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  4. Unless otherwise noted, applications are valid for 30 days.
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