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WiMAX Fundamentals Training Course
WiMAX Fundamentals training gives a two-day briefing on the key characteristics of the variety of networks which feature WiMAX-standard equipment. Whether you are planning fixed or mobile services, or backhaul or access services, or Line of Sight or non-Line-of-Sight services, this WiMAX Fundamentals Training course can give you an appreciation of the opportunities, issues and obstacles to each application.
● If you are familiar with some aspects of this course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
● We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
● If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the course in manner understandable to lay audiences.
Duration: 2 days
Briefing on the key characteristics of the variety of networks which feature WiMAX-standard equipment. Whether you are planning fixed or mobile services, or backhaul or access services, or Line of Sight or non-Line-of-Sight services, this course can give you an appreciation of the opportunities, issues and obstacles to each application.
Overview of Broadband Wireless Markets, Applications, and Requirements
◾Architecture of a broadband wireless access network
◾The variety of WiMAX Operators
◾WiMAX Access from a Laptop
◾WiMAX Access from Residence
◾WiMAX Access from a Small Business
◾WiMAX Quality of Service
◾WiMAX and mobility
◾The role of the WiMAX Forum
◾Base Stations: 802.16, 802.16e, dual mode
◾Subscriber Stations: outdoor, indoor, PCMCIA, PDA, laptop
◾WiMAX Certification process
◾Government regulation and spectrum licensing
◾North American view
WiMAX Competitive Environment
◾Fixed: DSL, Cable Modem, BPON, Pre-802.16 proprietary
◾Nomadic/Mobile: 2.5G, 3G, Wi-Fi, 802.20, Pre-802.16e proprietary
◾Value proposition for 802.16 in fixed subscriber stations
◾Value proposition for 802.16 in nomadic/mobile subscriber stations
◾Competing network operators
◾Value proposition for 802.16
◾Backhaul (WiFi, 2.5G, 3G)
◾Business customers, MTUs,
◾Single Family Residences, SOHO, urban/rural
◾Hotspots (e.g. airports)
◾Campus networks (business parks, corporate/education campuses)
Planning a WiMAX Service
◾Analyzing Requirements and Defining Services
◾Determining which of the six business models are best for you
◾Developing an order-of-magnitude network cost estimate
◾Network Architecture and Equipment Choices
◾Forecasting demand and service penetration
◾Quantifying financial investment, cost and return
WiMAX High-level Technical Architecture
◾How do Subscribers share the wireless link?
◾Uplink and Downlink Issues
◾Steps for Joining an 802.16 network
◾Bandwidth Requests and Allocation
◾Quality of Service
Wireless Issues for the subscriber
◾Noise and Interference
◾Multipath: Why multi-carrier approaches?
◾Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) for more-reliable service
◾Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Access (OFDMA)
The Mobile future: 802.16e subscriber
◾Why a mobile version of 802.16?
◾16e adoption forecast
Whether you are looking for general information or have a specific question, we want to help