Provided by: Macrothink Institute
Worldwide interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), which is also known as IEEE 802.16 standard, supports last-mile broadband access wireless networks. WiMAX has many advantages including wide coverage area and high bandwidth. These advantages enable WiMAX to support long transmission range and high data rate compared to cellular and Wi-Fi network. WiMAX technology uses a number of scheduling techniques in the medium access control layer, which is responsible for the utilization of available resources in the networks and distribute them among users in order to ensure the desired quality of service.