Mobile WiMAX

Jarno Pinola, Kostas Pentikousis

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Abstract

One of the technologies that can lay the foundation for the next generation (fourth generation [4G]) of mobile broadband networks is popularly known as “WiMAX.” WiMAX, Worldwide Interoperability for Micro wave Access, is de-signed to deliver wireless broadband bitrates, with Quality of Service(QoS) guarantees for different traffic classes, robust security, and mo-bility. This article provides an overview of mobile WiMAX, which is based on the wireless local and Metropolitan-Area Network (MAN) standards IEEE 802.16-2004[1] and 802.16e-2005[2]. We introduce WiMAX and focus on its mobile system profile and briefly review the role of the WiMAX Forum. We summarize the critical points of the WiMAX network reference model and present the salient charac-teristics of the PHY and MAC layers as specified in [1] and [2]. Then we address how mobile nodes enter a WiMAX network and explain the fundamentals of mobility support in WiMAX. Finally, we briefly compare WiMAX with High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA), another contender for 4G.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19 - 35
Number of pages17
JournalThe Internet Protocol Journal
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine

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Metropolitan area networks
Broadband networks
Wireless local area networks (WLAN)
Interoperability
Telecommunication traffic
Quality of service

Keywords

  • Mobile WiMAX
  • mobility management
  • WiMAX Forum network reference model
  • HSPA

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Pinola, J., & Pentikousis, K. (2008). Mobile WiMAX. The Internet Protocol Journal, 11(2), 19 - 35.
Pinola, Jarno ; Pentikousis, Kostas. / Mobile WiMAX. In: The Internet Protocol Journal. 2008 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 19 - 35.
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Mobile WiMAX. / Pinola, Jarno; Pentikousis, Kostas.

In: The Internet Protocol Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2008, p. 19 - 35.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientific

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