2291255 | Wi Max | Internet Access

WiMAX

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Introduction
• Wireless Internet access nowadays has become ubiquitous in everyday lives. • Examples of wireless technologies includes, Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11), Bluetooth, WiMAX, and more.

Introduction cont…
• WiMax technology has the potential to deliver high-speed Internet access to rural areas and urban area not serviced by cable technology or the demand of mobile Internet is high. • WiMax also viewed as an alternative to satellite Internet services.

Introduction cont…
• WiMAX may be a viable alternative for broadband access that has been economically unavailable. • WiMAX access was used to assist with communications in Aceh, Indonesia, after the tsunami in December 2004.

WiMAX
• WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access). • provides wireless data over long distances in a variety of ways, from point-to-point links to full mobile cellular type access • It is based on the IEEE 802.16 standard = WirelessMAN

IEEE 802.16
• a standards-based technology enabling the delivery of last mile wireless broadband access as an alternative to cable and DSL. • The standard is called 802.16-2004

Advantages
• Connects Wi-Fi hotspot area with each other and to the other parts of the Internet. • provides a wireless alternative to cable and Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) • High speed data transfer

• WiMax deployment for further Subscriber Stations (SS) from the Base Station (BS) requires Line of Sight (LOS) connectivity where there should not be any blockages of interference between SS and BS. • Weather and other environmental factors • It is difficult to achieve the maximum data rates unless the SS and BS are located on high places. • WiMAX is very power intensive technology and requires strong electrical support thus it is another turning point for mobile devices which heavily rely on batteries.

Disadvantages

Transfer Rate
• The fastest WiFi connection can transmit up to 54 megabits per second under optimal conditions. • WiMAX should be able to handle up to 70 megabits per second.

802.16-2004 standard
• wireless solution for fixed broadband Internet access that provides an interoperable, carrier-class solution. • perates in the licensed 2.5-GHz, 3.5GHz and license-exempt 5.8-GHz bands. • Range about 50 KM

General Features of WiMAX:
• OFDM-based physical layer: a scheme that offers good resistance to multipath, and allows WiMAX to operate in NLOS conditions
– OFDM = Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing

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Very high peak data rates Scalable bandwidth and data rate support Link-layer retransmissions Support for TDD and FDD
– TDD: Time Division Duplexing – FDD: Frequency Division Duplexing

• Flexible and dynamic per user resource allocation. • Support for advanced antenna techniques. • Quality-of-service support • Robust security • Support for mobility

Conclusion
• WiMAX advantages exceed the performance and cost advantages that people talk about always. • WiMAX offers developing and poor areas wireless access without the need to a proper infrastructure such as cabling and jacking the wireless.

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