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IEEE 802.16m for IMT-Advanced: The Next Step in WirelessMAN Evolution

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Executive Summary

The next step in the evolution of the IEEE WirelessMAN project is IEEE 802.16m. Building upon IEEE 802.16e mobile WiMAX, this standard in development is one of the contenders in the IMT-Advanced programme of the ITU. Designed for high data rates and low packet latencies, IEEE 802.16m has the potential to become a key enabler of the future wireless Internet. The authors provide a comprehensive overview of the current status, development plan and main technical features, including advanced concepts like Femtocells, relays and self-organizing networking.

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