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Real-time services such as VoIP are becoming popular and are major revenue earners for network service providers. These services are no longer confined to the wired domain and are being extended over wireless networks. Although some of the existing wireless technologies can support some low-bandwidth applications, the bandwidth demands of many multimedia applications exceed the capacity of these technologies. The IEEE 802.16-based WiMAX promises to be one of the wireless access technologies capable of supporting very high bandwidth applications. In this paper, the authors exploit the rich set of flexible features offered at the Medium Access Control (MAC) layer of WiMAX for the construction and transmission of MAC Protocol Data Units (MPDUs) for supporting multiple VoIP streams.
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