Provided by: International Journal of Engineering, Science and Innovative Technology (IJESIT)
Date Added: Jul 2014
The IEEE 802.16 family of standards is known as Worldwide interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX). The IEEE 802.16 standard defines Wireless MAN (Wireless Metropolitan Area Network). It has been designed to provide high data rate communication in metropolitan area wireless networks. The WiMax, for broadband wireless access is employed for high speed and low cost, which is easy to deploy, and provides a better alternative for extension of fiber-optic backbone. The base stations of WiMAX can provide greater wireless coverage of about 5 miles, with LOS (Line Of Sight) transmission within the bandwidth of up to 70 Mbps.