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Overview

Master 802.16

Get a thorough introduction to WiMAX—the revolutionary new 802.16 IEEE standard for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless broadband access. Written by networking expert Frank Ohrtman, this detailed guide annotates the 802.16 specification and explains how to design and build a robust, reliable, and secure WiMAX network that takes full advantage of the wide range, increased throughput, and “last mile” solutions offered by WiMAX.

Comprehensive Coverage

This unique resource describes how WiMAX affects current telecom technologies including Wi-Fi, fiber optics, and VoIP, and discusses the business and economic implications of this ground-breaking technology. Readers will find complete details on:

  • Annotated 802.16 specification
  • WiMAX architecture
  • Range, power, bandwidth, and roaming
  • QoS and security
  • Enterprise and residential applications
  • Wireless Metro Area Network (WMAN) deployments
  • Regulatory aspects including FCC guidelines

A DETAILED GUIDE TO WiMAX

Introduction
• The Specs on the IEEE 802.16
• Range, Power and Bandwidth—The “Why” of WiMAX
• WiMAX Quality of Service
• Security
• WiMAX Architecture: The Death of Fiber-Optic Networks As We Know Them
• VoIP, WiMAX, and Wi-Fi: The Death of Telephone Companies As We Know Them
• Video and WiMAX: The Death of Cable TV as We Know It • Economics of WiMAX
• Regulatory Aspects of WiMAX
• Conclusion: WiMAX as Disruptive Technology

About The Author: Frank Ohrtman is the founder of Wi-Max Systems, a telecommunications consulting firm. He previously held positions with Vsys, Lucent, and Netrix, and is a former U.S Navy Intelligence Officer with a specialization in electronic warfare. He is the author of Softswitch and The Wi-Fi Handbook, both from McGraw-Hill.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071454018
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/24/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Ohrtman (Denver, CO) is the Founder of Softswitch Consulting, a telecommunications consulting firm. He previously held positions with Vsys, Lucent, and Netrix, and is a former U.S Navy Intelligence Officer. He is the author of Softswitch and The Wi-Fi Handbook.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 WiMAX : the physical layer (PHY) 13
3 The medium access control (MAC) layer 29
4 How WiMAX works 41
5 Quality of service (QoS) on WiMAX 53
6 Dealing with interference with WiMAX 77
7 Security and 802.16 WiMAX 95
8 WiMAX VoIP 105
9 WiMAX IPTV 131
10 Regulatory aspects of WiMAX 139
11 How to dismantle a PSTN : the business case for WiMAX 163
12 Projections : WiMAX is a disruptive technology 197
App. A Considerations in building wireless networks 205
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  • Posted May 25, 2009

    Good background for WiMAX BTOP and RUS applications

    The second half of the book delves into applications for WiMAX: VoIP, video, mobile data that could support services in unserved, underserved markets, support healthcare, education, public safety, job creation and economic development. This is still the best WiMAX book on the market when it comes to real world applications.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2005

    Wimax Handbook: Building 802.16 Wireless Networks

    Most tech books are just that-tech. This book really excels by devoting chapters to the regulatory and economic aspects of this hot new technology. For example there's a whole chapter on the business case for WiMAX. Thats why I give this book 5 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2005

    Wimax Handbook: Building 802.16 Wireless Networks

    I work in a Silicon Valley book store and we can't keep copies this book on the shelf. I checked it out and now I understand why. This book is real straight forward in future casting the WiMAX revolution. A lot of our long time customers have been ordering multiple copies. Something's up with this book and its pretty special.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2005

    Wimax Handbook: Building 802.16 Wireless Networks

    I'm a 25 year RF engineer turned wireless ISP. I've been considering WiMAX since I first heard about it a few years back. Now that I've digested the business case for WiMAX and regulatory chapters in this book, I'm making my move. Big thanks to Ohrtman for moving beyond the techie stuff (I should know I AM one) and giving us the business case for WiMAX.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2005

    Wimax Handbook: Building 802.16 Wireless Networks

    We're a WiMAX vendor, and, after reviewing this book, we have decided its the best book on the market covering this explosive new topic. Ohrtman provides not only a strong technical basis, but goes on to tell us what the 'big so what?!' of WiMAX is (something missing from other WiMAX books). As a result we have ordered 100 copies to 1) train our staff 2) educate potential customers and investors and 3) use as a leave behind gift for our sales staff. The books are going fast and B&N can expect a reorder soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2005

    A straight forward text

    This book has something for everyone. There are 5 chapters dedicated to technical people and 6 chapters for business people. As a manager in a telecom company, I found the chapters on the business case and economic implications most helpful. As a result, I give it 5 stars!

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