Provided by: Cornell University
Date Added: Oct 2014
WiMAX (acronym for Worldwide interoperability for Microwave Access) is a family of technical standards based on IEEE 802.16 standard that defines the high speed connection through radio waves unlike DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) or other wired technology. It can provide coverage to remote rural areas of several kilometers in radius; it's an adequate response to some rural or inaccessible areas. WiMAX can provide Point-To-Point (P2P) and Point-to-Multi-Point (PMP) modes. In parallel, it was observed that, unlike the traditional assessment methods for quality, now-a-days, current research focuses on the user perceived quality, the existing scheduling approaches take into account the Quality of Service (QoS) and many technical parameters, but does not take into account the Quality of Experience (QoE).