Provided by: MIT Publications
The term WIMAX refers to Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave AXcess. It is also known as IEEE 802.16 protocol. The term WIMESH is an abbreviation for Wireless Mesh. It is also known as IEEE 802.11s protocol. WIMAX and WIMESH have emerged as promising broadband access solutions for the latest generation of wireless MANs and LANs, respectively. Their complementary features enable the use of WIMAX as a backhaul service to connect multiple dispersed WIMESH hotspots to the Internet.