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The WiMAX 802.16e Advantage: A Comparison Between WiMAX 802.16d and 802.16e TDD Technologies

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Executive Summary

WiMAX technology has spurred tremendous interest from operators seeking to deploy high-performing, cost-effective broadband wireless networks. However, the availability of 802.16 OFDMA (aka 802.16e) and 802.16 OFDM (aka 802.16d) as two different and incompatible options of the WiMAX standards adds confusion to an operator's investment decision. This paper is intended to support operators who are weighing the merits of the two WiMAX standards: 802.16d and 802.16e, when making investment decisions.

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