What is WiMAX?

Kristina Firsova
Kristina Firsova
March 25, 2013
What is WiMAX?

Intel experts and marketers predict that the day is near when more than a billion users worldwide will connect to the Internet through the IEEE 802.16 standard. or WiMAX data transmission technology. Therefore, the question of what WiMAX is is not at all idle.

The technology distributor is WiMAX Forum. This is a non-profit type organization that has developed and is engaged in the further development and certification of a new data transfer standard technology. Wireless broadband technology operates in the frequency range from 10 to 66 GHz.

The organization was founded in 2001 by the main communication operators and manufacturers of telecommunication and electronic equipment. Among them are Intel, Samsung, Siemens Mobile, Motorola, Fujitsu, BT, AT & T. What is the advantage of the new technology? It allows you to receive a base station signal out of line of sight, this is especially true for megalopolises, since there is no need to install special towers, the base station is simply placed on the roofs of buildings or structures of not very great height.

The radius of the coverage area is about 50 km.One can only imagine what opportunities give these advantages. At the physical level, WiMAX network security is provided by special ASIC chips. They are built into the wireless equipment, data transmission is controlled by radio. The main functions performed by ASIC are to prevent data integrity, privacy violations, fraud protection (attempts to replace the authenticity of the consumer or source).

The 802.16 standard will work with mobile devices — cell phones, PDAs, laptops. Therefore, in the future, the development of networks based on WiMAX technologies will depend mainly on the scale of investment. So, the ubiquity of technology is a matter of time. Now you know a little about what WiMAX is.

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