Date Added: Nov 2009
The IEEE 802.16 Wireless MAN is a broadband wireless access network, which provides high-rate network connections to stationary sites, operates over greater distances, provides more bandwidth, takes advantage of a broader range of frequencies and supports a greater variety of deployment architectures, including non-line-of-sight operation. The MAC protocol includes an initialization procedure designed to eliminate the need for manual configuration. Upon installation, a Subscriber Station begins scanning its frequency list to find an operating channel. It may be programmed to register with a specified Base Station. Systems shall support the applicable procedures for entering and registering a new Subscriber Station or a new node to the network.