Market Studies

The Broadband Wireless MAN

Updated: October 1, 2008

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WiMAX, the Broadband Wireless MAN reports on the WiMAX industry and global market. Its 18-page, succinct Executive Summary addresses key WiMAX applications, standards, major WiMAX investors and their vested interests, WiMAX impact on evolving Wi-Fi, the appeal of the 700 MHz band auctioned by the FCC, WiMAX evolution, the WiMAX Forum and its mission, and a five-year WiMAX market forecast. Abundant tables and illustrations facilitate an at-a-glance, clear understanding of the subject under discussion.

WiMAX, the Broadband Wireless MAN defines and describes WiMAX, the exciting new broadband wireless access (BWA) technology for metropolitan area networks (MANs), with service now being deployed in the US by Sprint Nextel and Clearwire — who plan to build a nationwide WiMAX network — and by other carriers and service providers on a global basis. The study cites the importance and appeal of WiMAX as a subscriber-based, broadband wireless technology for fixed, portable, nomadic, and mobile applications with convergence for data, voice, and video (triple-play) applications.

WiMAX, the Broadband Wireless MAN cites and evaluates the forces that are driving the WiMAX market, and it addresses viable WiMAX applications. The study also cites and addresses the major obstacles that could possibly impede or slow the progress of WiMAX growth. The study addresses strategies for the success of WiMAX. It identifies and discusses tactics that will make WiMAX a successful and ubiquitous service.

WiMAX, the Broadband Wireless MAN addresses and defines the IEEE 802.16 standard and each of its amendments. It explains the purpose of each amendment and where it applies. It also addresses WiMAX technology and its viability as a reliable and robust wireless technology.

Other key topics addressed by this study include comprehensive WIMAX MIMO antenna design techniques, wireless mesh backhaul networks and their major benefits, WiMAX security measures and security issues, competitive wireless broadband technologies, and the WiMAX Forum, an alliance of vendors who are promoting WiMAX technology and testing WiMAX products to insure and certify their conformance to IEEE 802.16 standards and interoperability with other WiMAX vendor products.
Table of Contents

I. Executive Summery

WIMAX- A Succinct Overview
WiMAX- Not a Wi-Fi Replacement
IEEE 802.11n- Not A WiMAX Competitor
WiMAX Key Applications
The WiMAX Forum’s Mission
WiMAX Standards
WiMAX, the 3G/4G Killer
The 700 MHz Band Appeal
Next Generation WiMAX
Large WiMAX Investors
Motorola- A Key WiMAX Player
Major Wireless Carriers Evaluate WiMAX and LTE
About LTE
Verizon Chooses LTE as its 4G Technology
AT&T to go with LTE
Sprint Nextel & Motorola Conduct Joint Wireless Testing
Sprint Nextel First to Choose WiMAX
Sprint Nextel Partners
A Sprint Nextel Key Partner
Sprint Nextel Partner Responsibilities
Sprint Nextel WiMAX Service Cities
Sprint Nextel and Clearwire Parnership
About Clearwire
WiMAX Market Forecast

II. Broadband Wireless Access for Metropolitan Area Networks

1.0 Introduction
1.1 What is WiMAX and,Why is it Important?
1.2 WiMAX Benefits
1.3 WiMAX Applications and Markets
1.4 The Impact of WiMAX on Wi-Fi
1.5 The Impact of IEEE 802.11n on WiMAX
1,6 WiMAX Market Drivers
1.7 Obstacles to Growth
1.8 Strategies for Success
1.9 WiMAX Market Forecast

2.0 WiMAX Technology
2.1 WiMAX Network Organization
2.2 The IEEE 802.16 Standard and Amendments
2.3 IEEE 802.16 Physical & Media Access Layers
2.4 IEEE 802.16e and SOFDMA
2.5 Adaptive Modulation
2.6 Forward Error Correction

3.0 WiMAX Frequency Spectrum
3.1 WiMAX Frequency Bands
3.2 Path Loss
3.3 The Attractive 700 MHz Band
3.4 Cell Radius Factors

4.0 WiMAX Antenna Technology
4.1 MIMO- Advanced Antenna Technology
4.2 MIMO Open Loop & Closed Loop Configurations
4.3 MIMO Matrix B
4.4 Adaptive Mode Selection (AMS)
4.5 Collaborative Uplink MIMO (CUMIMO)
4.6 Beamforming Technolgy

5.0 Mesh Networks
5.1 Wireless Mesh Networks
6.0 WiMAX Security
6.1 WiMAX Security Mechanisms
6.2 Privacy Key Management (PKM) Protocol
6.3 The X.509 Certificate
6.4 EAP Authentication
6.5 Security Issues

7.0 Competitive BWA Technologies
7.1 Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
7.2 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
7.3 The High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) Family
7.4 Long Term Evolution (LTE)
7.5 Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP2)
7.6 CDMA
7.7 CDMA2000 EVDO
7.8 Ultra Mobile Broadband (UMB)
7.9 Wireless Broadband (WiBro)

8.0 The WIMAX Forum
8.1 The WiMAX Forum’s Mission
8.2 WiMAX Forum Organization
8.3 WiMAX Certification Testing
8.4 WiMAX Plugfests

9.0 WIMAX Vendor/Product Profiles
9.1 Adaptix
9.2 Agilent Technologies
9.3 Alcatel-Lucent
9.4 Airspan Networks
9.5 Alvarion
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9.6 Aperto Networks
9.7 Atmel
9.8 Axiom Wireless
9.9 Axxcelera Broadband Wireless
9.10 Azurecomm Communications
9.11 Beceem Communications
9.12 E. T. Industries
9.12 E. T. Industries
9.14 Intel
9.15 Motorola
9.16 NextWave Wireless
9.17 Nortel
9.18 PicoChip
9.19 Proxim\
9.20 Redline Communications
9.21 Rohde & Schwarz
9.22 Sanjole Corporation
9.23 Selex Communications
9.24 SEQUANS Communications
9.25 Soma Networks
9.26 SR Telecom
9.27 TeleCIS Wireless
9.28 Telsima Corporation
9.29 Wavesat
9 .30 Wi-LAN


Worldwide WiMAX Equipment Revenue
Figure 1.1: Wi-Fi vs WiMAX Specifications
Worldwide WiMAX Equipment Revenue
North American WiMAX Subscribers
Asia Pacific WiMAX Subscribers
Figure 2.1 . An Example WiMAX Network
Table 2.2. IEEE 802.16 Standards and Amendments
Table 2.3. OFDMA Scalability Parameters
Table 7.1. Cellular Broadband Technologies
Table 9.1 WiMAX Vendors and Products