Advantages of WiMAX Broadband - Long Distance Wireless Technology



WiMAX Broadband Internet is an IP based Wireless Broadband Access Technology utilizing IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard as the air interface. WiMAX will provide broadband connectivity anywhere, anytime, for any device and on any network. WiMAX is a unique technology being deployed by BSNL for the first time in India.



This technology provides fixed as well as fully mobile high speed broadband connectivity along with roaming feature. It provides users a thrilling Internet browsing experience. WiMAX is the Next Generation Wireless Broadband instead of “Wi-Fi”. It can connect to the Internet in faster speed and wider coverage compared to Wi-Fi that can only be connected on Hotspots like Hotels, Restaurants, Airports and Recreation Center etc.

What Is WiMAX?

WiMAX is the acronym meaning of “Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access”. An extremely useful and revolutionary in the field of wireless available to all members (at any level) to the Internet. The name of the first letters of the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access and it is as the name suggests, is a solution for Internet access via microwave. The phenomenon has become a common, easy and unlimited access to Internet sites, for all be achieved.

WiMAX in the very near future, the Internet and the telecommunications network will be so revolutionary in this field will clear up most of the portable computers, or a particular home, the same is connected to the Internet. This standard has been recognized by the IEEE 802.16 and the Code on behalf of the organization that is dedicated to.

It is not a technology but rather a certification mark given to equipment that meets certain conformity and interoperability tests of the IEEE 802.16 family of standards. Similarly the term Wi-Fi is also a certification mark for equipment that meets the IEEE 802.11 standard. Neither WiMAX, nor Wi-Fi is a technology but their names have been adopted in popular usage to denote the technologies behind them.

WiMAX basically supports point to multi point broadband wireless access.

In this topology, a base station is connected to several public networks. These public networks are fixed subscriber stations, which can be mounted on rooftops. These subscriber stations will allocate uplink and downlink bandwidth to the subscribers as required. WiMAX complements Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies, for multi-user, 2- way digital inter-connectivity.

What Are The Advantages Of WiMAX Technology?

Ideally, WiMAX allows about 70Mbps bandwidth between users and the central point to share. Standards for Internet access and network bandwidth for this show that about 60 companies that require the equivalent of a 1.544Mbps T1 connection may be sufficient.

WiMAX offers the speed and quality to customers has led to this technology for use in services such as VoIP, video conferences, to establish a private network and is simultaneously used.

How WiMax works

This system is composed of two parts:

  1. WiMAX tower - that is most similar to the telecommunication tower radius of 8 thousand square kilometers and is able to take cover.
  2. WiMAX receiver - including a microwave receiver antenna can be positioned according to the recipient of a small piece in a laptop WiFi receiver to the transmitter inside the receiver in a different department.

WiMAX tower can be directly and with a high bandwidth (eg. T3) is associated with the Internet and can transmit signals to the users or the next tower. The range top of each tower (8 square kilometers) with a tower at the end of the range covered by a tower, the range can be significant - similar systems with non-covered satellite.

WiMAX technology offers the following advantages to terrestrial communication providers:

  1. WiMAX Technology has very high speed
  2. Fairly long distance communication is possible through WiMAX Technology. WiMAX changes the last mile problem for broadband in the same way as Wi-Fi has changed the last hundred feet of networking.
  3. Available bandwidth of WiMAX is shared between users.
  4. WiMAX's subscriber stations are small and can be mounted on rooftops.
  5. The WiMAX data is transmitted over air, thus reducing cabling cost.



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