Mobile WiMAX


Mobile WIMAX is the name that the WiMAX Forum has given to the WiMAX version for mobile broadband wireless access.

Mobile WiMAX is based on the IEEE 802.16e standard. The WiMAX Forum has defined several profiles for Mobile WiMAX. Release-1 Profiles are based on TDD; a channel bandwidth of 5, 7, 8.75, or 10 MHz and operating frequency bands ranging from 2300 - 2690 MHz and 3300 to 3800 MHz, with a focus on application in the 2500-2690 MHz IMT-2000 band.

October 2007, the ITU-R has added IEEE 802.16e to the family of IMT-2000 terrestrial radio interfaces under the name of OFDMA TDD WMAN.

The IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard, on which Mobile WiMAX Release-1 is based, has a number of other possibilities including support for channel bandwidths from 1.25 to 20 MHz. Additional profiles may include these and possibly also support for FDD.

IEEE 802.16 is also working on the specification of a new air interface to meet the requirements of IMT-Advanced under the name of IEEE 802.16m.

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