Review of Local Multipoint Distribution System
Local Multipoint Distribution System (LMDS) is a fixed wireless technology that operates in the 28 GHz band and offers line-of-sight coverage over distances up to 3-5 kilometers. It can deliver data and telephony services to 80,000 customers from a single node. Data transfer rates for LMDS can reach 1.5 Gbps to 2 Gbps, but a more realistic value may average around 38 Mbps (downstream). LMDS is a broadband wireless access technology governed by the IEEE and is outlined by the 802 LAN/MAN standards committee through the efforts of the IEEE 802.16.1 task group.