Wi-MAX is a big deal because it's cheaper, smaller, simpler and easier to use than any existing broadband option (DSL, cable, fiber, 3G wireless) - it also bypasses the existing wired infrastructure and legacy service providers (i.e. the phone and cable companies). This book provides a basic technical introduction to the IEEE standard, allowing engineers, technologists, and decision-makers to ascertain how this hugely disruptive technology is going to affect their businesses.
Table of contents
Chapter I: Introduction
Chapter II: The Specs on the IEEE 802.16
Chapter III: Range, Power and Bandwidth -- The "Why" of WiMax?
Chapter IV: WiMax Quality of Service
Chapter V: Security
Chapter VI: WiMax Architecture: The Death of Fiber-Optic Networks As We Know Them
Chapter VII: VoIP, WiMax and Wi-Fi: The Death of Telephone Companies As We Know Them
Chapter VIII: Video and WiMax: The Death of Cable TV as We Know It
Chapter IX: Economics of WiMax
hapter X: Regulatory Aspects of WiMax
Chapter XI: Conclusion: WiMax as Disruptive Technology