Price: $2,199.00

Course Number: 531
Length: 3 Days
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WiMAX Training Crash Course Description

WiMAX Training Crash Courses is a three-day training introduces both technical aspects of WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) and 802.16 technologies. It enables participants to  fully understand how WiMAX technology fits into the 4G  wireless communications. WiMAX enables mobile broadband built as an advanced, efficient wireless technology.

Learn about WiMAX RF and core background such as OFDM, MIMO, flat IP architecture, RF and core engineering specifically for WiMAX network design.

OFDMA technology breaks a signal into many independent pieces before transmitting it across the airwaves in order to increase spectral efficiency. MIMO uses multiple antennas  such as 2×2 configuration which refers to a device with 2 Tx (transmit) and 2 Rx (receive) antennas; similarly, 4×4 refers to 4 Tx and 4 Rx antennas.

Learn about  IP networking topics such as security, traffic management, service convergence, and IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture applied to WiMAX network. Technologies such as Access Service Network (ASN), Connectivity Services Network (CSN), IP Core, ASN gateways, and Carrier Ethernet and IP/MPLS core.



Who Should Attend

Anyone who require knowledge of WiMAX.


After successfully completing the course the student will:

  • Understand the basic concepts of 802.16-2004
  • Understand the basic concepts of 802.16e
  • Understand 802.16e Protocols (PHY, MAC)
  • Understand OFDMA and SOFDMA Techniques
  • Understand the technical implementation 802.16e
  • Understand 802.16e RF concepts and issues
  • Gain a general understanding of 802.16e systems planning, coverage and capacity
  • Be able to select the most effective WiMAX type from a wide assortment of recent and emerging implementations
  • Be able to perform a more efficient design and operational support of 802.16e implementation of WiMAX
  • Gain a general understanding of similarities and differences between 802.16e and WiBro



  • General Overview of WiMAX
  • 802.16 Frequency Bands
  • 802.16 Family of Standards
  • Current WiMAX Deployments
  • Future WiMAX Deployments
  • 802.16-2004 vs 802.16e and OFDM vs SOFDMA
  • 802.16e Applications and Scenarios
  • 802.16e vs. 802.16-2004
  • 802.16e vs. 802.20
  • 802.16e and WiBro
  • Components of WiMAX Systems
  • VoIP and IPTV Applications over WiMAX
  • 802.16e and GSM/UMTS Interwokring
  • IEEE 802.16-2004 enhanced support for indoor CPE
  • IEEE 802.16e as an extension to IEEE 802.16-2004
  • 802.16e and data mobility to the current standard
  • 802.16-2004: 256 OFDM PHY mode of the 802.16-2004
  • 802.16e Network Design
  • 802.16e QoS and Security
  • What is SOFDMA?
  • System Profiles for 2 - 11 GHz
  • WiMAX Basic Profiles for WirelessMAN OFDMA

Technical Overview of 802.16e

  • Network Model for Mobile Communication
  • Network Reference Model
  • BS Protocol stack
  • WirelessMAN-OFDMA PHY
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)
  • Scalable OFDMA (SOFDMA) Physical Layer in IEEE 802.16e
  • Scheduling and Link Adaptation
  • Adaptive Modulation Scheme
  • OFDMA Frame Structure
  • OFDMA Subcarrier Allocations
  • OFDMA Ranging
  • Mobile Channel Effects, including simulation or field test results
  • Doppler
  • Dispersive Multipath – Fast Fading
  • Impact of the mobile environment on the current 802.16e parameters and performance, including:
  • Synchronization & Timing
  • Ranging
  • Power Control
  • Channel Coding
  • Measurement methods and messaging for handoff support
  • Effect on Advanced Antenna Systems
  • MAC common Part Sub Layer
  • Data Control Plane
  • MAC PDU Formats
  • Scheduling Services
  • MAC Support of PHY
  • Network Entry Initialization
  • Ranging
  • Establish of Multicast Connections
  • Multicast and broadcast services ( MBS)
  • MAC Layer Functionality
  • Radio Link Control
  • Frame Structure and Format
  • Network Entry and Initialization
  • Downlink Channel Synchronization, Ranging, Capability Negotiation, Registration, IP Connectivity
  • PDU Construction and Transmission
  • Packing, Concatenation, Fragmentation, ARQ
  • Convergence Sub Layer
  • Service Impacts
  • Dynamic Services
  • Service Classes
  • Service Flow Addition, Change and Deletion mechanisms
  • Bandwidth Allocation and Polling
  • QoS and Latency
  • Data Rate and BER
  • Appropriate Frequency Bands
  • QoS and Service Classes
  • Unsolicited Grant Services (UGS)
  • Real-Time Polling Services (rtPS)
  • Non-Real-Time Polling Services (nrtPS)
  • Best Effort (BE) Services
  • MAC Support for H-ARQ
  • Privacy and Security Sub Layer
  • Security Architecture
  • PKM Protocol
  • Cryptographic Methods
  • PKMv2

802.16e Mobility and Hand-off

  • Network Reference Model
  • Data Delivery Services for Mobile Network
  • Mobility Issues with 802.16e
  • Network Structure (Control Plane)
  • Mobile Subscriber Station (MSS)
  • The 802.16e and Mobile 802.16 Clients
  • Base Station Sector (BS)
  • Handoff (HO) Process
    • Hard HO
    • Soft HO
  • Network topology advertisement
  • MSS scanning of neighbor BS
  • Example of Handoff Process
  • Cell Selection
  • Serving, Target and Neighbor BS
  • Scanning Interval
  • Monitored BS and Selected BS
  • MAC Layer HO Procedure
  • MAC messages for HO
  • Soft Hand over and Fast BS Switching
  • MS Ideal Mode
  • MSS Service Context

802.16e Mobility Operations and Traffic Cases

  • Reference System Deployment Scenario
  • Multi-cell, macro and/or micro
  • Omni-directional or sectored antennas or both
  • Frequency reuse and cell-to-cell interference (FDD & TDD)
  • Level of Cell network interconnect and handoff
  • Mobility Agent (MA) Operations
  • Network Entry
  • Downlink Channel Synchronization
  • Initial Ranging
  • Capabilities Negotiation
  • Authentication
  • Registration
  • IP Connectivity
  • Transport Connection Creation
  • Hand-off Scenarios
  • Successful Ho Attempts
  • Drops and Corrupted HO Attempts

WiMAX End-to-End Network Systems Architecture

  • Impact of 802.16f
  • Impact of 802.16g
  • Access Service Networks (ASN)
  • Primitives for Radio Resource Management (RRM)
  • Connectivity Service Networks (CSN)

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