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1st Edition

Standards and Security

ISBN 9781420045239
Published September 7, 2007 by CRC Press
276 Pages 94 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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