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					WiMAX
 WiMAX, acronym Worldwide Interoperability for
  Microwave Access.

 Is a telecommunication technology that provides a
  wireless transmission of data over long distances.
 History
 The name WiMAX was created by the WiMAX
 Forum, which was formed in June 2001.

 The forum describes WiMAX as "a standards-based
 technology enabling the delivery of last mile
 wireless broadband access as an alternative to cable
 and DSL”.
Usage
 Connecting Wi-Fi hotspots with each other and to
  other parts of the Internet.
 Providing a wireless alternative to cable and DSL for
  last mile broadband access.
 Providing high-speed data and telecommunications
  services.
Broadband access
 Broadband communication infrastructure is widely
  recognized as the fundamental base for economic
  development.
 Many companies are closely examining WiMAX for "last
  mile" connectivity at high data rates.
 WiMAX access was used to assist with communications
  in Aceh, Indonesia, after the tsunami in December 2004
Subscriber units
 WiMAX subscriber units are available in both indoor
  and outdoor versions from several manufacturers.

 Self-install indoor units are convenient, but radio
 losses mean that the subscriber must be significantly
 closer to the WiMAX base station than with
 professionally-installed external units.
How WiMAX Works
 A WiMAX system consists of two parts
 WiMAX tower, similar in concept to a cell-phone
  tower . A single WiMAX tower can provide coverage
  to a very large area as big as 3,000 square miles
  (~8,000 square km).
 WiMAX receiver - The receiver and antenna could be
  a small box or PCMCIA card, or they could be built
  into a laptop the way Wi-Fi access in today.



    WiMAX Receiver                  WiMAX transmitting tower
       WiMAX
       Receiver




WiMAX Card / Receiver
Comparison with Wi-Fi
 WiMAX is a long-range system, covering many
  miles/kilometers as Wi-Fi is generally a shorter range
  system.
 WiMAX and Wi-Fi have quite different Quality of
  Service.
 WiMAX is highly scalable.
Limitations
 A commonly-held misconception is that WiMAX will
  deliver 70 Mbit/s over 50 kilometers.
 Typically, WiMAX networks have a higher-gain
  directional antenna installed near the client which
  results in greatly increased range and throughput.
 This networks are usually made of indoor "customer
  premises equipment”. such as desktop modems,
  laptops with integrated Mobile WiMAX or other
  Mobile WiMAX devices.
 Like most wireless systems, available bandwidth is
  shared between users in a given radio sector.
Competing technologies
 Within the marketplace, WiMAX's main competition
  comes from existing widely deployed wireless
  systems such as UMTS and CDMA2000.

                           3G and 4G cellular phone systems
WiMAX - for many user segments
 Residential.
 Small Office and Home Office.
 Small and Medium Enterprises.
 Multi-Tenant and Multi-Dwelling Units.
 Corporate Businesses

				
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