Get a thorough introduction to WiMAX--the revolutionary new 802.16 IEEE standard for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless broadband access. Written by networking expert Frank Ohrtman, this detailed guide annotates the 802.16 specification and explains how to design and build a robust, reliable, and secure WiMAX network that takes full advantage of the wide range, increased throughput, and “last mile” solutions offered by WiMAX.
This unique resource describes how WiMAX affects current telecom technologies including Wi-Fi, fiber optics, and VoIP, and discusses the business and economic implications of this ground-breaking technology. Readers will find complete details on:
- Annotated 802.16 specification
- WiMAX architecture
- Range, power, bandwidth, and roaming
- QoS and security
- Enterprise and residential applications
- Wireless Metro Area Network (WMAN) deployments
- Regulatory aspects including FCC guidelines
A DETAILED GUIDE TO WiMAX
Introduction * The Specs on the IEEE 802.16 * Range, Power and Bandwidth--The “Why” of WiMAX * WiMAX Quality of Service * Security * WiMAX Architecture: The Death of Fiber-Optic Networks As We Know Them * VoIP, WiMAX, and Wi-Fi: The Death of Telephone Companies As We Know Them * Video and WiMAX: The Death of Cable TV as We Know It • Economics of WiMAX * Regulatory Aspects of WiMAX * Conclusion: WiMAX as Disruptive Technology
About the Author
Frank Ohrtman (Denver, CO) is the Founder of Softswitch Consulting, a telecommunications consulting firm. He previously held positions with Vsys, Lucent, and Netrix, and is a former U.S Navy Intelligence Officer. He is the author of Softswitch and The Wi-Fi Handbook.