Mobile WiMAX has gained extensive support in the industry. Demand on wireless Internet bandwidth is increasing. Mobile WiMAX, also called WirelessMAN (Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks.), is Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) of the Metro. Mobile WiMAX will offer wireless internet experience within the city as Wi-Fi offers within your office or home. Imagine making VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) calls from home and continuing to talk as you travel to work in the train or travel in the car on a freeway. Mobile WiMAX can make that happen. In this chapter the authors would describe what is Mobile WiMAX, how it can be combined with GPS (Global Positioning System) for Traffic Management, solve traffic related offences and help in providing a clear way for PSV’s (Public safety vehicles) like fire brigades and ambulances.
Why Mobile Wimax?
Mobile WiMAX is way ahead of other competing technologies in defining and adapting standards using efficient multiplexing techniques, advance antenna techniques, mobility features etc. Mobile WiMAX is coming close to 4G (4th generation) wireless broadband features (Santhi & Kumaran, 2006).
Key features and advantages of Mobile WiMAX technology, which make it the technology of choice for wireless internet connectivity and its suitability for TMS are: