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What is Fixed WiMax

Handbook of Research on Telecommunications Planning and Management for Business
Fixed WiMax refers to systems built using the IEEE 802.16-2004 (‘802.16d’) standard and they use the OFDM as the air interface technology. Fixed WiMax deployments cannot cater for handoff between Base Stations, therefore the service provider cannot offer mobility.
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The Diffusion of WiMax Technology: Hurdles and Opportunities
Phillip Olla (Madonna University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-194-0.ch037
A fundamental goal of the wireless industry is to economically offer ubiquitous broadband access to a large number of people in diverse geographical settings. WiMax technology has the potential to be a leading cost-effective technology in the wireless industry, providing opportunities to mobile service providers who lack a Third Generation (3G) license or related infrastructure. WiMax benefits from widespread industry backing and established standards. This chapter will focus on the potential of WiMax technology to deliver personal broadband and fixed Internet capabilities. The chapter applies the diffusion of the Global Internet framework to analyze the current state of WiMax deployments along with the difficulties in developing a WiMax network and building a subscribers base.
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