The WiMAX Interoprability Global Solution
WiMAX wireless is the next step in wireless Internet accessibility, and the future of where mobile Internet access headed.
This new WiMAX wireless technology will allow you to connect to the Internet from anywhere you can make calls on your mobile phone.
WiMAX has speeds comparable to your broadband Internet service at home.
Imagine for a moment that you won’t have to look for a Wi-Fi hotspot to get an Internet connection, because with WiMAX technology the hotspot is everywhere.
- How WiMAX Works
- The WiMAX Spectrum
- WiMAX CPE Devices
- WiMAX Interoperability
- WiMAX Applications
- WiMAX Providers
The WiMAX solution is a Wide Area Network technology that allows you to play online games, videos and enjoy all your great multimedia content anywhere you are, because the WiMAX system is always with you.
The history of WiMAX technology can be can be told from different sides, depending on which technology view point you coming from.
The WiMAX solution was developed based on the 802.16 wireless standard from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers known as IEEE, and has had several amendments from different types of wireless technologies since it originated back in 1999.
WiMAX system technology has evolved into a fabric of both 802.16d (Fixed WiMAX) and 802.16e (Mobile WiMAX) infrastructures which work together handing off subscribers from one base station to another as customers roam between metropolitan and rural area service towers.
We’re going to cover both “Fixed” and “Mobile” WiMAX technology platforms, and show you how they’re connected together to become a network mesh that provides the WiMAX wireless interoperability that everyone is raving about!
Since the origination of 802.16 back in 1999, over the next several years the protocol took on a few amendments until 802.16d (Fixed WiMAX) merged out
of several proposals and became IEEE wireless standard 802.16-2004.
802.16d is referred to as Fixed WiMAX wireless, because it was engineered specifically for fixed wireless applications.
The fixed tower base stations and the wireless hardware on the terminal device
were designed for high power transmissions to reach out distances of up to 25 miles, enabling coverage for an entire metropolitan area with just a few towers.
This fixed tower configuration yielded outstanding performance for 802.16d compliant devices operating in the 2.5GHz band, and provides broadband performance out to great distances when multiple towers were positioned in a network mesh topology.
When the world experienced the power of the 802.16d wireless standard that IEEE provided to metropolitan areas, it only was only a matter of time before the world demanded more from this new groundbreaking technology.
In 2005 the world got its answer as IEEE released the new 802.16e wireless standard for Mobile Broadband Wireless Access System. Cellular carriers were about to be propelled into the Internet race.
Unlike 802.16d, the new 16e standard was engineered strictly for mobile terminal devices, since their compact designs and form factors reduced battery life as mobile device processors needed to balance power with antenna gain to maintain the best signal reliability.
The mobile WiMAX system towers called base stations needed to be refitted with innovative high technology enhancements to support the seamless handoff ability from base station to base station as mobile subscribers past between service areas.
The WiMAX solution:
The WiMAX system has many providers which are interconnected to the WiMAX technology infrastructure.
It’s this connection system between all the different providers and the network that gives WiMAX wireless its interoperability, and is the backbone of WiMAX referred to as the “Backhaul”.
WiMAX continues to evolve as integrated systems must work together to provide consumers with service that meets their needs and requirements.
With the new 802.16m amendment on the road ahead which will once again reshape WiMAX technology into WiMAX wireless (release 2) known as WirelessMAN-Advanced is it strives to push the limits on mobile 4G network technology.
That’s it! The basics on WiMAX technology. If you want to fully understand the individual areas of the WiMAX solution we do provide further information on these topics.