Price: $1,899.00

Course Number: 525
Length: 2 Days
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WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access)

WiMAX is a standards-based wireless MAN technology (an implementation of 802.16: 802.16-2004 and 802.16e) that provides high-throughput broadband connections. WiMAX can be used for a number of applications, including last mile broadband connections, hotspot and cellular backhaul, high-speed enterprise connectivity for businesses and mobile.

This 2-day course provides an overview of WiMax applications, technologies, architectural and standards. Other important topics such as protocol layers, QoS, throughput, security, coverage, capacity planning, interference, testing and interoperability, are discussed. Basic WiMAX architecture, RF theory, microwave, propogation, Link budget math, troubleshooting, security and QoS foundations and site survey are explored.

After a general introduction to wireless networks, this practical course moves quickly into the WiMax (802.16-2004, 802.16e) foundations, protocols, PHY, MAC (Media Access Control), framing, TDD/FDD, FDMA/OFDMA/SOFDMA, QoS, security, mobility and CSN/ASN. Real-world experiences through case studies, vendor products, and implementation tips located throughout the course reference material.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who requires knowledge of WiMax and its connection to current and future mobile and cellular network. Anyone who needs to implement a wireless extensions to an existing MAN-Network. Design engineers, Field engineers, Test engineers, software and hardware engineers will benefits from the workshopsNetwork planners, designers, managers and personnel responsible for the design, planning, deployment and management of WiMAX (802.16)Strategic or technical managers, consultants, communications professionals, software engineers, system engineers, integration and testing engineers, network professionals, sales and marketing professional, ITprofessionals, and others who plan on using, evaluating or working with WiMAX networks, applications and servicesAnyone looking to complement their skill-set by gaining a good understanding of WiMAX access and core network technologies


After successfully completing the course the students will:

  • Understand the basic concepts of 802.16-2004 and 802.16e
  • Understand 802.16-2004 and 802.16e Protocols (PHY, MAC)
  • Understand the technical implementation of different types of 802.16-2004 and 802.16e
  • Understand 802.16-2004 and 802.16e RF concepts and core network
  • Gain a general understanding of WiMAX systems planning, coverage and capacity and design
  • Gain a general understanding of WiMAX core planning and implementation (Data, TDM, VoIP, IPTV, and IMS)
  • 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 WiMAX


Broadband Wireless Access: An Introduction to WiMAX and IEEE 802.16

  • WiMAX as a Wireless MAN Technology
  • WiMAX Spectrum and Regulatory
  • 802.16 Benefits
  • Application and Services
  • Last Mile Broadband Connections
  • Hotspot and Cellular Backhaul
  • High-speed Enterprise Connectivity
  • VoIP, IMS and IPTV
  • Regulations
  • WiMax Forum
  • The Interoperability Challenge
  • IEEE 802.16a and ETSI HiperMAN standards
  • 802.16 Frequency Bands
  • 802.16 Family of Standards
  • Current Deployments
  • Future Deployments
  • 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 OFDMA/SOFDMA802.16 Network Design
  • 802.16 QoS and Security
  • 802.16, 802.11, 802.20 and HIPERMAN Comparison and Interoperability
  • Implementation Scenarios and Market Opportunities
  • WiMAX System Profiles
  • System Profiles for 10-66 GHz
  • System Profiles for 2 - 11 GHz
  • WiMAX Basic Profiles for WirelessMAN OFDM
  • WiMAX Basic Profiles for WirelessMAN OFDMA
  • 802.16f – Management Information Base
  • 802.16g - Management Plane Procedures and Services
  • 802.16h - Improved Coexistence Mechanisms for License-Exempt Operation
  • 802.16i - Mobile Management Information Base
  • 802.16j - Multihop Relay Specification
  • 802.16k - Bridging of 802.16
  • 802.16m - Advanced Air Interface

WiMax Technical Introduction

  • WiMAX Protocols
  • The MAC and PHY Layers
  • Basic ATM system MAC profile
  • Basic IP system MAC profile
  • Physical Layer (PHY) specifications
  • 802.16 PHY (SCa, OFDM, OFDMA and SCOFDM)
  • Scheduling and Link Adaptation
  • Adaptive Modulation Scheme
  • H-ARQ (Hybrid ARQ)
  • Space Time Coding (STC)
  • Adaptive Antenna Systems (AAS)
  • Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MIMO)
  • Spatial Division Multiple Access (SDMA)
  • Other Diversity Schemes
  • Security
  • QoS
  • WiMAX ASN Gateways

802.16 Physical Layer Procedures (PHY)

  • The original 802.16 standard and the 10-66GHz frequency band
  • 802.16a Extension and a Lower Frequency of 2-11GHz
  • Non line-of-sight (NLOS) Connections
  • WirelessMAN-SC PHY
  • WirelessMAN-SCa PHY
  • WirelessMAN-FDMA PHY
  • WirelessMAN-OFDMA PHY
  • 802.16-2004 and 802.16e PHY
  • The 802.16e and Mobile 802.16 Clients
  • Hand-off Between 802.16 Base Stations

802.16 Medium Access Control (MAC)

  • MAC Layer Operations
  • MAC Frame Structure
  • MAC Frame Type and Classes
  • Access Methods
  • Synchronization
  • Power Management
  • Link adaptation and Automatic Repeat Request (ARQ) functions
  • Fast path activities (such as scheduling, packing, fragmentation, and ARQ)
  • QoS on IEEE 802.16
  • High bit rates (up to 268 mbps each way)
  • Delivering ATM Compatible QoS: UGS, rtPS, nrtPS, and Best Effort
  • Implementation Challenges on MAC and QoS
  • 802.16e MAC enhancements

WiMAX Planning, Coverage and Capacity

  • RF and Core Network Capacity Planning
  • Managing a 802.16 Implementation
  • Managing 802.16e/Mobile WiMAX Implementation
  • Requirements Analysis Steps
  • Subscriber Station (SS)
  • Base Station (BS)
  • Network Design
  • Base Stations Locations
  • Access Point Frequency Assignments
  • Complete Coverage (no gaps)
  • Adequate Capacity
  • Rules of Thumb Don't Work
  • Design Based on Extensive Measurements

Implementing a 802.16 Network

  • Designing and Planning a 802.16
  • WiMAX Network Design
  • Review of WIMAX RF
  • Role of Antennas in WiMAX
  • RF Design Principles for WiMAX
  • WiMAX Link Budget Considerations
  • WiMAX Path Loss Modeling
  • Frequency Reuse in Fixed and Mobile WiMAX Networks
  • WiMAX Performance and Coverage
  • Modeling tools
  • Preparing for Operational Support of a 802.16
  • Packet classifier to map connections with various user applications and interfaces: Ethernet, TDM, ATM, IP, VLAN
  • Service Classes
  • Performance
  • Security
  • QoS Enhancements
  • Integration of WLAN and Cellular (Mobile Networks)
  • Performance evaluation of the adaptive modulation, channel coding, space-time coding and equalization techniques
  • Role of Radius, DHCP, and IGMP and the ASN Gateway
  • Relationship Between WiBro and Mobile WiMAX

Voice and Video over 802.16

  • Delivery of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) Services
  • QoS and VoIP
  • Component of 802.16i for Reliable, High-quality Voice Transmission
  • IMS and WiMAX
  • Real Examples and Applications

WIMAX RF and Core Optimization

  • WiMax Optimization Parameters
  • Testing and Measurements
  • Simulation Approaches
  • Case Studies

WiMAX Operations and Traffic Cases

  • Network Entry
  • Downlink Channel Synchronization
  • Initial Ranging
  • Capabilities Negotiation
  • Authentication
  • Registration
  • IP Connectivity
  • Transport Connection Creation

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