Mobile WiMAX. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The concept of the global village has emerged as people are brought closer together by the telecommunications and the Internet. Because of this technology, there is an increase in interactivity throughout the globe that unarguably change how people live their lives today and in the future.
Our generation has been called as the Information Age and that it brings about a full-scale information network and development of technologies that continuously break the constraining bonds in communication and in the access to information. One of the most important of these is the so-called Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access or the WiMAX technology.
The mobile WiMAX technology is touted by telecom industry players and silicon technology providers such as AT&T, Intel, Motorola, Nokia and Samsung as the next generation of wireless technology that would emerge in the telecommunications industry. (Bing 2007, p. 815) It is known under several titles including WiMAX, IEEE 802.16e and the South Korean initiative called WiBRO.
IEEE 802.16 is a standard for wide area wireless networks and that it includes important service provider requirements such as QoS, security, flexible and scalable operations in different RF brands. Now, WiMAX is going a step further as it narrows down some implementation choices of 802.16 in order to achieve interoperation between equipment manufacturers. (Ahson and Ilyas 2007, p. 78) As it is, WiMax is able to standardize several air interfaces as well as several profiles in different frequency bands.
WiMAX offers broadband communication that can be used in different ways. For example, some service providers could use the technology as an Internet access system that covers the last mile while others see its potential as a provider of a general-purpose interconnection among physical sites, say in a city.