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A family of IEEE standards for wireless broadband access (BWA). Approved in 2002, and also known as "WiMAX," 802.16 provides up to 300 Mbps of shared point-to-multipoint transmission in the 10 to 66 GHz frequency bands as far as 18 miles. The WiMAX Forum (www.wimaxforum.org) promotes the 802.16 standards using the OFDMA air interface below 11 GHz and provides interoperability certification. At frequencies below 11 GHz, signals can penetrate walls and other dense objects. See Xohm, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, WiBro and 802.11.

Last Mile and Networks
The 802.16 standard was designed to bring wireless broadband into buildings from an ISP or other carrier, offering an alternative to wired T1, cable and DSL lines in the last mile. It can also be used to provide high-speed connectivity between Wi-Fi networks across large campuses as well as create a "wireless metropolitan access network" (WMAN) throughout a city or suburb. The mobile version of WiMAX competes with LTE, the 4G cellular technology (see IMT-Advanced).

802.16-2009 - Fixed and Mobile WiMAX 1
The 802.16-2009 standard includes previous 802.16-2004 fixed and 802.16e mobile versions, among others, and supports the WirelessMAN-SC air interface in the 10-66 GHz range. WirelessMAN-SC is not supported by WiMAX. The first fixed standard was 802.16-2001.

802.16e - Mobile WiMAX 1
The 802.16e standard was the first 802.16 mobile version. It allows people to communicate in the 2-6 GHz band while riding in cars and trains up to 75 mph. Voice over IP (VoIP) is also supported.

802.16m - Mobile WiMAX 2
Submitted as an IMT-Advanced standard, 802.16m increases the shared channel to a maximum of 300 Mbps and allows people to communicate while traveling in high-speed trains up to 200 mph. The ITU has designated both WiMAX 1 and WiMAX 2 as 4G technologies. See IMT-Advanced.
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IEEE 802.16 WiMAX standard specifies five different QoS service classes for differentiation between traffic classes to ensure the efficiency.
Figure 2 illustrates the buffer status of the SBS and the MSs by comparing with the legacy IEEE 802.16 PSM (Figure 2(b)) and DUAL (Figure 2(c)).
In the present study, we propose a GPU-based full configuration for wireless communication system based on two OFDM protocols, namely, 802.11a and 802.16. The system can be configured by only altering the parameters.
PKMv2 transfers EAP with aerial connection of IEEE 802.16 between MS and BS in ASN.
For a more detailed description of the scheduling process the reader is referred to [9] where we also included a comparative analysis of wireless broadband mesh and multi-hop networks based on the IEEE 802.16 protocol.
[4.] IEEE 802.16 Broadband Wireless Access Working Group, IEEE 802.16m evaluation methodology document (EMD), IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards, IEEE 802.16m-08/004r5, Jan.
[14] IEEE Standard 802.16 Working Group, IEEE standard for local and metropolitan area networks part 16: air interface for fixed Broadband Wireless Access Systems, 2002.
Worldwide Interoperability Microwave Access, the primary subject of this paper, is commonly referred to as WiMAX, or, less commonly, as either WirelessMAN[TM] or the Air Interface Standard: IEEE 802.16, below.
According to the transmission distance, wireless network protocols can be categorized from near to far as: (1) Personal Area Network (PAN), like Bluetooth, (2) WLAN, such as IEEE 802.11, and (3) Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN), such as IEEE 802.16. For most wireless networks, the users always look for communication services at any time and any place.
Incorporated in 1997, as the single largest BOI approved company in Sri Lanka with an investment of over US $ 150 million, Lanka Bell is the country's leading CDMA 2000-1X (fixed line) operator that also offers WIMAX IEEE 802.16 d data services on the 3.5G spectrum, via 509 base stations and 65 branch offices throughout Sri Lanka.
7th WiMAX India 2010 International Conference will focus on the delivery of next generation broadband services using WiMAX, based on the open standard IEEE 802.16.Senior-level speakers will discuss crucial issues of standards & interoperability; spectrum & licensing; network optimisation & frequency planning; business models; international success stories & lessons learnt from large-scale WiMAX deployments; business opportunities and threats; using WiMAX as a means of delivering broadband services to the bush; how WiMAX can compliment other telecommunications offerings; costs & financing; and strategies for capturing the mobile market.