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WiMax, also known as IEEE 802.16, is a...

WiMax, also known as IEEE 802.16, is a
wireless digital communications system that is intended for wireless “metropolitan area
networks”. WiMax is designed to extend lo-
cal WiFi networks across greater distances,
such as on a university campus...

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  • 1. What is wimax ?
  • 2. .What is wimax ? WiMax, also known as IEEE 802.16, is a wireless digital communications system that is intended for wireless “metropolitan area networks”. WiMax is designed to extend lo- cal WiFi networks across greater distances, such as on a university campus. 1120 Avenue of the Americas 7th Floor New York, New York 10036 Tel: 212.993.5899 Fax: 212.993.5898 Toll Free: 1.877.25.WIMAX www.quantum-co.com
  • 3. .What is wimax ? The WiFi/802.11 wireless local area, which is the network standard, is limited in most cases to only about 100 to 300 feet; how- ever, Wimax can provide broadband wireless access for up to 30 miles for fixed stations and 3 to 10 miles for mobile stations. WiMax allows for more efficient bandwidth use, inter- ference avoidance, and is intended to allow higher data rates over longer distances. 1120 Avenue of the Americas 7th Floor New York, New York 10036 Tel: 212.993.5899 Fax: 212.993.5898 Toll Free: 1.877.25.WIMAX www.quantum-co.com
  • 4. .What is wimax ? The IEEE 802.16 standard defines the techni- cal features of the communications protocol. The WiMAX Forum offers a means of testing manufacturer’s equipment for compatibility, as well as an industry group dedicated to fostering the development and commercial- ization of the technology. 1120 Avenue of the Americas 7th Floor New York, New York 10036 Tel: 212.993.5899 Fax: 212.993.5898 Toll Free: 1.877.25.WIMAX www.quantum-co.com
  • 5. .What is wimax ? In the next five years, Wimax will have an enormous impact on the cellular markets, particularly that of third- world countries, as well as that of the United States. The cost-effectiveness of WiMax to that of preexisting systems is much higher. One application that can be used by cellular companies is WiMax’s ability to serve as a high bandwidth “backhaul” for internet or cellu- lar phone traffic from remote areas back to an Internet backbone; WiMax may be an answer to reducing the cost of T1/E1 backhaul as well. 1120 Avenue of the Americas 7th Floor New York, New York 10036 Tel: 212.993.5899 Fax: 212.993.5898 Toll Free: 1.877.25.WIMAX www.quantum-co.com
  • 6. .What will wimax services offer to the average consumer ? The IEEE 802.16 standard defines the techni- cal features of the communications protocol. The WiMAX Forum offers a means of testing manufacturer’s equipment for compatibility, as well as an industry group dedicated to fostering the development and commercial- ization of the technology. 1120 Avenue of the Americas 7th Floor New York, New York 10036 Tel: 212.993.5899 Fax: 212.993.5898 Toll Free: 1.877.25.WIMAX www.quantum-co.com
  • 7. .What will wimax services offer to the average consumer ? In the U.S., Mobile WiMax services from Sprint and Clearwire will reach more than 150 million consumers by year end 2010. In rural areas, WiMAX technology will establish an affordable and efficient broadband network. The purchase and installation process of WiMAX technol- ogy is faster, simpler and cheaper than other offered solu- tions. Additionally, wimax can provide coverage despite the challenges of geography and the limited footprint of wireline-based solutions. In developing countries, WiMAX technology provides the opportunity to connect people with Internet and VOIP services faster and more affordably than wireline technology. 1120 Avenue of the Americas 7th Floor New York, New York 10036 Tel: 212.993.5899 Fax: 212.993.5898 Toll Free: 1.877.25.WIMAX www.quantum-co.com
  • 8. .What is the speed of wimax for end users ? wirelessUsers can expect to have broadband access speeds ranging from 1-5 Mbps depending on the service provider offering. The data rate may also depend on a number of factors, including which fre- quency is being used, distance of the user from the base station or node, whether there is line of site or NLoS to the base station, and the number of users on the network. There is the potential to burst to higher speeds, but that would depend on the op- erator’s plans and business model. 1120 Avenue of the Americas 7th Floor New York, New York 10036 Tel: 212.993.5899 Fax: 212.993.5898 Toll Free: 1.877.25.WIMAX www.quantum-co.com
  • 9. .Key features of Wimax • Interoperability : A key differentiation for wimax is the interoperability of certified equipment, resulting in large economy of scale and assurance for service providers that equipment from different vendors is interoper- able. 530 leading companies in the commu- nications and computing industries, members of the Wimax Forum, are currently driving a common platform for the global deployment of IP-based broadband 1120 Avenue of the Americas 7th Floor New York, New York 10036 Tel: 212.993.5899 Fax: 212.993.5898 Toll Free: 1.877.25.WIMAX www.quantum-co.com
  • 10. .Key features of Wimax • Wider coverage : The technology behind wimax has been optimized to provide excellent coverage; wider areas, better pre- dictability of coverage and lower cost as it means fewer base stations and backhaul, simple RF planning, shorter towers and faster CPE install times. 1120 Avenue of the Americas 7th Floor New York, New York 10036 Tel: 212.993.5899 Fax: 212.993.5898 Toll Free: 1.877.25.WIMAX www.quantum-co.com
  • 11. .Key features of Wimax • Lower cost : A standards based platform for wimax drives down costs and delivers volume economics to WiMAX equipment. • Industry Standard : for all usage models (fixed to mobile). Wimax was designed to be- come the most cost-effective solution for carri- ers for any usage model from fixed to mobile. Newer versions of the WiMAX standard sup- port higher speeds of mobility and always maintain backward compatibility with previ- ous Mobile WiMAX releases. 1120 Avenue of the Americas 7th Floor New York, New York 10036 Tel: 212.993.5899 Fax: 212.993.5898 Toll Free: 1.877.25.WIMAX www.quantum-co.com
  • 12. .Key features of Wimax • Higher capacity : advantage of wimax is the use of Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) over CDMA which is used in older technologies like Edge, GPRS, and HSPA. OFDM delivers higher spectral ef- ficiency and therefore higher data rate and overall system capacity. 1120 Avenue of the Americas 7th Floor New York, New York 10036 Tel: 212.993.5899 Fax: 212.993.5898 Toll Free: 1.877.25.WIMAX www.quantum-co.com
  • 13. 1120 Avenue of the Americas 7th Floor New York, New York 10036 Tel: 212.993.5899 Fax: 212.993.5898 Toll Free: 1.877.25.WIMAX www.quantum-co.com For more information, visit: Company website: www.quantumwimax.com Company blog: www.goingwimax.com