WiMAX Introduction

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WiMAX Introduction

ELP 4001  ★★

The WiMAX Introduction course presents the WiMAX technology that is designated to support 4G mobile networks. General characteristics of the technology is presented, with stress on its advantages and disadvantages as well as market analysis of implementation success.

Target audience – Who should attend and benefit

The course is addressed to managerial staff and network engineers involved in decision process of network development, as well as to anybody who wishes to understand how networks will evolve to 4G.

Prerequisites – What you are supposed to know prior to the course

A good understanding of existing 2G and 3G mobile systems will be beneficial.

Course content – What you will learn

  • WiMAX network architecture
    • General architectural principles
    • Network reference model
    • Reference points
    • Functionalities, design and decomposition
    • Network entry discovery and selection/reselection
    • IP addressing
    • Authentication and security architecture
    • Quality of Service
    • Radio resource management
    • Paging and idle mode operation
  • Protocol layering across WiMAX network
    • Data plane
    • Control plane
  • Enabling concepts and technologies
    • OFDM
    • Coding and modulation
    • Link layer retransmissions (Hybrid ARQ)
    • Quality of Service
    • IP based QoS techniques
    • Robust security
    • 802.16 security sublayer
    • Authentication and access control
  • IP based architecture in WiMAX
    • Reliability
    • Resource availability
  • Layered model of WiMAX
    • Physical layer
    • MAC layer
  • Mobility in WiMAX
    • Mobility management procedures
    • Mobility management architectural aspects
  • Evolution of WiMAX-802.16m
    • Short term perspective
    • Long term evolution of WiMAX
  • WiMAX or LTE/SAE
    • Standardization of mobile systems
    • WiMAX versus LTE/SAE
    • Market analysis of implementation success
    • 4G and beyond

Duration – How long it takes

1 day which is equivalent to 6 hours of lecture.