ISBN:0849370590 | 400 pages | October 19, 2007 | PDF | 5.5 MB
The demand for broadband connectivity is growing rapidly, but cannot be met effectively by existing wireline technology. WiMAX has the potential to provide widespread Internet access that can usher in economic growth, better education and healthcare, and improved entertainment services. Examining the technology's global development and deployment activities, WiMAX: A Wireless Technology Revolution presents its unique features and evaluates its revolutionary approach over contemporary technologies. The book covers the mission, product, and services of WiMAX, as well as specific features such as security and mobility. It discusses the implementation of the IEEE 802.16 standard and also explores how WiMax stacks up to 3G and 4G and the economic and opportunity costs. This reference also analyzes the future prospects of WiMAX and its contribution to the wireless and mobile communication technology field. It is a must-have resource for those who are either intrigued or involved with this standards-based technology that has the ability to provide high-throughput broadband connections over long distances.