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UNDERSTANDING WiMAX

The fundamental core of WiMAX technology is its flexibility. Companies have lost so much money by implementing different technologies that they are not going to make those mistakes again.

—Dr. Mo ShakouriChairman of marketing for the WiMAX Forum

Section II of this book is devoted to understanding the standards of WiMAX (IEEE 802.16-2004 and IEEE 802.16e-2005) and gain an understanding into the principles involved in planning a transmission network.

This chapter focuses on the standards of WiMAX and how the PHY and MAC layers support features that are unique to WiMAX such as understanding of:

•  Propagation characteristics of WiMAX networks and indicative capacities of WiMAX-based systems

•  WiMAX Forum® certification profiles ...

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