WiMAX Interview Questions and Answers

Introduction to WiMAX:

WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a family of wireless communication standards based on the IEEE 802.16 set of standards, which provide multiple physical layer (PHY) and Media Access Control (MAC) options. WiMAX is one of the hottest broadband wireless technologies around today. WiMAX supports mobile, nomadic and fixed wireless applications. A mobile user, in this context, is someone in transit, such as a commuter on a train. A nomadic user is one that connects on a portable device but does so only while stationary — for example, connecting to an office network from a hotel room and then again from a coffee shop. Fixed wireless typically refers to wireless connectivity among non-mobile devices in homes or businesses.

WiMAX Forum created the name for WiMAX technology that was formed in Mid-June 2001 to encourage compliance and interoperability of the WiMAX IEEE 802.16 standard. WiMAX technology is actually based on the standards that making the possibility to delivery last mile broadband access as a substitute to conventional cable and DSL lines. The WiMAX technology offers around 72 Mega Bits per second without any need for the cable infrastructure. WiMAX is expected to provide about 10 megabits per second of upload and download, at a distance of 10 kilometres from a base station. The Forum says that over 455 WiMAX networks have been deployed in over 135 countries.

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