Understanding WiMAX Wireless

2 Day Course
Code PWS052

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This 2-day course has been designed to give engineers a good basic understanding of the technologies and functions associated with the 802.16 WiMAX wireless networks and the possible environments that a WiMAX may be deployed.


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Introduction (3 topics)

  • Telecommunications networks
  • WiMAX Markets
  • Fixed, Nomadic and Mobile Users

WiMAX physical layer (5 topics)

  • TDD & FDD
  • WiMAX Radio Bandwidths and Frequencies
  • Modulation and FEC
  • WiMAX and MIMO Antennas

The medium access control (MAC) layer (4 topics)

  • The MAC & WiMAX architecture
  • Service classes & QoS
  • Service specific convergence sublayers
  • Transmission convergence (TC) layer

How WiMAX works (7 topics)

  • Channel acquisition
  • Initial ranging & negotiation
  • SS authentication & registration
  • IP connectivity
  • Radio link control (RLC)
  • The UL
  • Service flow

Quality of Service (QoS) on WiMAX (3 topics)

  • Overview
  • The challenge
  • QoS measures specific to the WiMAX specs

Dealing with interference with WiMAX (4 topics)

  • Dealing with interference with WiMAX
  • Interference
  • Countering interference
  • Mitigating interference with antenna technology

Security & 802.16 WiMAX (1 topic)

  • Security in WiMAX networks

WiMAX VoIP (5 topics)

  • VoIP
  • Switching
  • Objections to VoIP over WiMAX
  • The QoS solution
  • Architecture of WiMAX VoIP

WiMAX IPTV (2 topics)

  • WISP WiMAX triple play
  • IPTV

Regulatory aspects of WiMAX (1 topic)

  • Operate licensed or unlicensed

How to dismantle a PSTN (5 topics)

  • Immediate markets
  • Secondary markets
  • Demographics
  • Services
  • Economics of wireless in the enterprise

Appendix A – considerations in building wireless networks



Delegates should have a basic knowledge of radio communications and a basic understanding of data communications is also helpful. Delegates without these skills can gain them by attending the prerequisite courses below.

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Virtual Classroom (London)
2 Days $2,375

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