1st Edition

WiMAX Standards and Security

Edited By Syed A. Ahson, Mohammad Ilyas Copyright 2008
    276 Pages 94 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 standards and security issues of WiMAX. The book examines standardized versus proprietary solutions for wireless broadband access, reviews the core medium access control protocol of WiMAX systems, and presents carriers' perspectives on wireless services. It also discusses the main mobility functions of the IEEE 802.16e standard, describes how to speed up WiMAX handover procedures, presents the 802.16 mesh protocol, and surveys the testing and certification processes used for WiMAX products. In addition, the book reviews the security features of both IEEE 802.16 and WiMAX.

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

    The Emerging Wireless Internet Architecture: Competing and Complimentary Standards to WiMAX Technology
    By William T. Kasch and Jack L. Burbank

    IEEE 802.16 Standards and Amendments
    By Najah Abu Ali and Hossam Hassanein

    MAC Layer Protocol in WiMAX Systems
    By Maode Ma and Yan Zhang

    Scheduling and Performance Analysis of QoS for IEEE 802.16 Broadband Wireless Access Network
    By James T. Yu

    WiMAX Performance and Propagation Characteristics
    By Thomas Schwengler

    Mobility Support for IEEE 802.16e System
    By Hyun-Ho Choi and Dong-Ho Cho

    Measured Signal-Aware Mechanism for Fast Handover in WiMAX Networks
    By Jenhui Chen and Chih-Chieh Wang

    802.16 Mesh Networks
    By Petar Djukic and Shahrokh Valaee

    WiMAX Testing
    By Rana Ejaz Ahmed

    An Overview of WiMax Security
    By Eduardo B. Fernandez and Michael VanHilst

    Privacy and Security in WiMAX Networks
    By Amitabh Mishra and Nolan Gore

    WiMAX Security: Privacy and Key Management
    By Nirwan Ansari, Chao Zhang, Edwin Hou, and Yuanqiu Luo


    Syed A. Ahson, Mohammad Ilyas