1st Edition

WiMAX Applications

Edited By Syed A. Ahson, Mohammad Ilyas Copyright 2008
    244 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    As the demand for broadband services continues to grow worldwide, traditional solutions, such as digital cable and fiber optics, are often difficult and expensive to implement, especially in rural and remote areas. The emerging WiMAX system satisfies the growing need for high data-rate applications such as voiceover IP, video conferencing, interactive gaming, and multimedia streaming. WiMAX deployments not only serve residential and enterprise users but can also be deployed as a backhaul for Wi-Fi hotspots or 3G cellular towers. By providing affordable wireless broadband access, the technology of WiMAX will revolutionize broadband communications in the developed world and bridge the digital divide in developing countries.

    Part of the WiMAX Handbook, this volume focuses on the applications of WiMAX. The book describes the logical architecture of IEEE 802.16, introduces some of the main IEEE 802.16 family standards, compares WiMAX to Wi-Fi, and studies the feasibility of supporting VoIP over WiMAX. It also looks at the residential use of WiMAX as well as the strategies of using WiMAX in remote locales and rural communities. In addition, the book examines the backhaul requirements of a large fixed wireless network and the problem of centralized routing and scheduling for IEEE 802.16 mesh networks.

    With the revolutionary technology of WiMAX, the lives of many will undoubtedly improve, thereby leading to greater economic empowerment.

    WiMAX Past, Present, and Future: An Evolutionary Look at the History and Future of Standardized Broadband Wireless Access
    By Jack L. Burbank and William T. Kasch

    Overview of WiMAX Standards and Applications
    By L. Wu and K. Sandrasegaran

    WiMAX Technology for Broadband Wireless Communication
    By Neena Gupta and Gurjit Kaur

    VoIP over WiMax
    By Mainak Chatterjee and Shamik Sengupta

    WiMAX Technology for Home Access
    By Giselle M. Galvan-Tejada and Erickson Trejo-Reyes

    WiMAX Enables Cyber Extension to Rural Communities
    By Santhi K.R., Senthil Kumaran G, and Albert Butare

    WiMax over GSM for Basic IP Access in African Rural Areas
    By D. Chatelain and B.J. van Wyk

    Applications of Wi-Fi/WiMAX Technologies in the Emerging World
    By Vinoth Gunasekaran and Fotios C. Harmantzis

    Connectivity and Load Distribution in WiMAX-Based Multi-Hop Backhaul Networks
    By Sayandev Mukherjee and Dan Avidor

    Providing QoS to Real and Interactive Data Applications in WiMAX Mesh Networks
    By Vinod Sharma and Harish Shetiya


    Syed Ahson (Edited by), Mohammad Ilyas (Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA) (Edited by)