Date Added: Mar 2013
Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave ACcess (WiMAX) is the end to end technology that provides low cost applications and last mile solution for broadband wireless access in wireless Metropolitan Area Network (MAN). Mobile WiMAX is based on the standard defined by IEEE 802.16 which provides coverage of up to 30 miles compared to other technologies. WiMAX has unique characteristics which allows the Base Stations (BS) to handle thousands of Subscriber Stations (SS), provides a collision free Medium Access Control (MAC) for UpLink/DownLink (UL/DL) channels. The basic two layers in IEEE 802.16 are the MAC and PHYsical (PHY) layers.