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WiMAX Handbook Building 802. 16 Networks

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ISBN-10: 0071454012

ISBN-13: 9780071454018

Edition: 2005

Authors: Frank Ohrtman

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With much greater range and throughput, WiMAX allows genuine wirelss Internet access - cheaper and easier than DSL, cable, fiber, or 3G. This is the first book to annotate the standard for the myriad telecom service providers and equipment manufacturers affected by this hugely disruptive technology.
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Book details

List price: $76.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 6/14/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Telecommunications Networks - The Need for an Alternative Form of Access
Switching
Transport
Access
Replacing the PSTN One Component at a Time
Objections to Wireless Networks
QoS
Security
Interference Mitigation
Economic Advantage of WiMAX
Regulatory Aspects of Wireless Networks
Improved Quality of Life with Wireless Networks
Disruptive Technology
Disruption for Telephone Companies
Disruption for Cable TV and Satellite TV Companies
Disruption for Cell Phone Companies
Disruption for the Backhaul Industry
Conclusion
WiMAX: The Physical Layer (PHY)
Introduction
The Function of the PHY
OFDM: The "Big So What?!" of WiMAX
TDD and FDD
Adaptive Antenna System (AAS)
WiMAX Variants
OFDM Variants 2-11 GHz
Single Carrier (SC) Variants
Conclusion
The Medium Access Control (MAC) Layer
The MAC as the "Smarts" for the Physical Layer
The MAC and WiMAX Architecture
Service Classes and QoS
Service-Specific Convergence Sublayers
Common Part Sublayer
Packing and Fragmentation
PDU Creation and Automatic Repeat Request (ARQ)
Transmission Convergence (TC) Layer
How WiMAX Works
Channel Acquisition
Initial Ranging and Negotiation of SS Capabilities
SS Authentication and Registration
IP Connectivity
Connection Setup
Radio Link Control (RLC)
The UL
Service Flow
Conclusion
Quality of Service (QoS) on WiMAX
Overview
The Challenge
Legacy QoS Mechanisms
FDD/TDD/OFDM
Forward Error Correction (FEC)
Bandwidth Is the Answer - What Was the Question?
QPSK Versus QAM
Multiplexing in OFDM
What OFDM Means to WiMAX
QoS: Error Correction and Interleaving
QoS Measures Specific to the WiMAX Specification
Theory of Operation
Service Flows
The Object Model
Service Classes
Authorization
Types of Service Flows
Service Flow Management
Conclusion
Dealing with Interference with WiMAX
Interference - Some Assumptions
Defining Interference or "Think Receiver"
Forms of Interference
Countering Interference
Changing Channels Within the ISM or U-NII Bands
Dealing with Distance
Internal (CoCH) Sources of Interference
OFDM in Overcoming Interference
Handling ISI
Mitigating Interference with Antenna Technology
Multiple Antennas: AAS
Adaptive Antenna (AA) Techniques
Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
If You Want Interference, Call the Black Ravens
Security and 802.16 WiMAX
Security in WiMAX Networks
The Security Sublayer
The PKM Protocol
TEK Exchange Overview
Cryptographic Methods
Conclusion
WiMAX VoIP
PSTN Architecture
Voice Over WiMAX-The Challenge
VoIP
Origins of VoIP
How Does VoIP Work?
VoIP Signaling Protocols
Switching
Softswitch (aka Gatekeeper, Media Gateway Controller)
Other Softswitch Components
VoIP and Softswitch Pave the Way for Voice Over WiMAX
Objections to VoIP Over WiMAX
Objection One: Voice Quality of WiMAX VoIP
Solution: Voice Codecs Designed for VoIP, Especially VoIP Over WiMAX
Modifying Voice Codecs to Improve Voice Quality
The QoS Solution: Fix Circuit-Switched Voice Codecs in a Packet Switched, Wireless World with Enhanced Speech-Processing Software
Objection Two: Security for WiMAX VoIP
Objection Three: CALEA and E911
E911
Architecture of WiMAX VoIP: Putting It All Together
WiMAX VoIP Phones
Conclusion
WiMAX IPTV
WISP WiMAX Triple Play?
IPTV: Competing with Cable TV and Satellite TV
How It Works
Bandwidth and Compression Technologies
Other Video Revenue Streams
Video on Demand
Personal Video Recorder
Conclusion: A TV Station Called WiMAX
Regulatory Aspects of WiMAX
Operate Licensed or Unlicensed?
Current Regulatory Environment
Power Limits
WiMAX 802.16 - Its Relationship to FCC Part 15, Section 247
802.16 - FCC Part 15, Section 407
Interference
Laws on Antennas and Towers
New Unlicensed Frequencies
Unlicensed Frequencies Summary
The FCC New Spectrum Policy
Four Problem Areas in Spectrum Management and Their Solutions
Recent Statements from the FCC on Broadband and Spectrum Policy
Conclusion
How to Dismantle a PSTN: The Business Case for WiMAX
Overview
Immediate Markets
Secondary Markets
Demographics
Services
Frequency Band Alternatives
Capital Expense (CAPEX) Items
CPE Equipment
Operating Expense (OPEX) Items
The Business Case
Future Markets
Economics of Wireless in the Enterprise
You Can "Take It with You When You Go"
Economics of WiMAX in Public Networks
Economic Benefits of Ubiquitous Broadband
Conclusion
Projections: WiMAX Is a Disruptive Technology
Disruptive Technology
How WiMAX Will Disrupt the Telephone Industry
Cheaper
Simpler
Smaller
More Convenient to Use
Deconstruction
Goetterdammerung or Creative Destruction in the Telecommunications Industry
Considerations in Building Wireless Networks
Design
Network Topology
Link Type
Environment
Throughput, Range, and Bit Error Rate (BER)
Multipath Fading Tolerance
Link Budget
Frequency Band
Wireless Protocols Preceding WiMAX
802.11 Summary
Planning
Fresnel Zone
How to Calculate a Link Budget
Site Survey
How to Make a Frequency Plan
Frequency Allocation
Equipment Selection
How to Look at Specs
The WAN/MAN Connection
How to Put a BS Where There Is No Power
How to Overcome Line-of-Sight Limitations
Index