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Mobile Broadcasting with WiMAX by Amitabh Kumar

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7

STANDARDS CONVERGENCE IN MOBILE MULTIMEDIA BROADCASTING

The reason why the Ten Commandments are short and clear is that they were handed down direct, not through several committees.

—Dan Bennett

7.1 INTRODUCTION: A VIEW OF THE STANDARDS WORLD

Why do we need to go into various standards when we look at mobile multimedia or broadcasting using WiMAX networks? After all, are the WiMAX networks not going to be wireless extensions of other networks? This is a common question and quite natural. There are, of course, very good reasons. First of all, it is not completely true that WiMAX will be only an extension of existing networks. The development in mobile WiMAX network architectures, as well as the trend in deployments of applications, indicates ...

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