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Wireless and WiMax introduction

This chapter excerpt, " Introduction to Wireless and WiMax," examines the driving forces behind WiMax, including the desire for more bandwidth, an increasing demand for mobility, the need for global roaming, the requirement on the part of the market to have anywhere, anytime access to content, the tight linkage between Wimax and IMS, and the incessant demand on the part of service providers to extend their relevance and indeed their ability to survive.

The book WiMax Crash Course offers an accessible overview of the revolutionary solution for wireless delivery of broadband services. Using real-world examples, the book explains how WiMax works, the applications it enables, and how it integrates with other technologies. You'll find in-depth coverage of the business and economic implications of this groundbreaking technology, as well as regulatory issues.

Read Chapter 1, Introduction to Wireless and WiMax, in this PDF.

(Reproduced from the book WiMax Crash Course, ISBN 0072263075, Copyright © 2006, The McGraw-Hill Companies. Reproduced by permission of McGraw-Hill Professional, Two Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10121. Written permission from McGraw-Hill is required for all other uses. Click here for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase WiMax Crash Course.)

This was first published in June 2006

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