Provided by: International Journal of Computer Applications
WiMAX (IEEEE802.16 standard) is abbreviation of Worldwide interoperability for Microware Access and it means exchanging and using information in the World Wide Web by accessing microwave waves (electromagnetic waves in radio frequency spectrum). WiMAX is a telecommunication protocol and this technology provides broadband wireless access. The first version was published in 2001. WiMAX can provide services in areas having physical limitations such as tradition wired infrastructures. WiMAX supports a wide area in comparison to WAN and it supports mobile and fixed services.