Version 1

    164iD188656FD3862B1FWorldwide interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) is actually the common name for the IEEE 802.16 standards. 802.16 is designed as a high-throughput packet data network radio technology capable of supporting both burst (e.g. web browsing) and isochronous applications (VoIP). WiMAX can offer broadband wireless access at data rates up to 75 Mbit/s per base station up to a distance of 30 miles. The typical speeds may vary depending on location and whether the user is mobile or stationary.


    The deployment of WiMAX technology, particularly in developing areas, is based on the difficulties inherent in deploying today's available competing technologies. Wireline technologies are slow and costly to roll out in parts of developed nations.