The Business of WiMAX offers a complete guide to this exciting technology, addressing the critical issues surrounding WiMAX and its future. The author discusses the need for the technology, before explaining its architecture and deployment, modulation technology, wireless standards, spectrum issues, and network topology. Applications and the market for these are covered in–depth, and the exciting future of WiMAX is discussed. The book provides strategy and recommendations for achieving success in such a dynamic scenario.
The Business of WiMAX:
- Offers a uniquely balanced business and technology perspective on the critical issues surrounding WiMAX and its place in the evolving broadband wireless industry.
- Explains the need, use, market, trends, business models, and the future road map for WiMAX technology.
- Provides strategy and recommendations to a variety of different players, including service providers, equipment manufacturers and chip makers.
- Supports practical insights with numerous examples and real–world case studies.
This text is essential reading for professionals, strategists, leaders, researchers, analysts, investors and others in the IT and Telecoms domain. Managers planning to deploy wireless networked computing devices in their organisations, ICT consultants, business strategists, systems engineers and architects, and final year undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics will also find this an invaluable guide to WiMax.
Part One: Understanding WiMAX.
1.1 Wireless Communication: Any Time and Any Place.
1.2 Wireless Networks.
1.3 Wireless Technologies.
1.4 Third–Generation Mobile Systems.
1.7 What Next: 4G.
2. WiMAX In–Depth.
2.1 WiMAX: BROADBAND WIRELESS ACCESS.
2.2 WiMAX Revolution.
2.3 WiMAX: Working.
2.4 WiMAX: Building Blocks.
2.5 WiMAX Technology.
2.6 WiMAX Standards.
2.7 WiMAX ForumTM.
2.8 WiMAX: Regulation.
2.9 WiMAX Rollout.
3. WiMAX Hype.
3.1 The Confusion(s).
3.2 The Ahaa(S) .
3.3 The Why(S) .
3.4 The OOP(S) .
Part Two: WiMAX Effect.
4. WiMAX Solutions.
4.2 Benefits of NLOS.
4.3 Self–install CPE.
4.4 Nomad, Portable and Mobile Deployment.
4.5 Nomadicity and Portability.
4.8 Licensed Spectrum.
4.9 License Exempt.
5. WiMAX Applications.
5.1 Metropolitan–Area Networks.
5.2 Last–Mile High–Speed Internet Access or Wireless DSL.
5.4 The Rural Broadband Problem.
5.5 3 V s: VoIP, VPLS AND VIDEO.
6. WiMAX Impact.
6.1 Broadband for Masses.
6.2 Affordable Broadband.
6.3 Moore Meets Marconi: Wireless Applications.
6.4 Expanding Competition: WiMAX.
6.5 Get Ready For Disruption.
6.6 Catalyst to Economic Growth.
6.7 The Road Ahead.
Part Three: WiMAX Business.
7. WiMAX Markets.
7.1 Market Dynamics.
7.2 Market Types.
7.3 Market Segment.
7.4 Market Structure.
8. Economics of WiMAX.
8.1 Why Wireless?
8.2 When is Wireless Right?
8.3 The Economic Analysis.
8.4 The Business Case for WiMAX.
8.5 Business Considerations.
8.6 WiMAX Business Models.
9. WiMAX Opportunity.
9.1 Broadband Wireless Trends: Building Momentum.
Part Four: WiMAX Strategy.
10. Strategy to Succeed: Service Providers.
10.1 Understanding Diversity: Service Providers.
10.2 Strategy Development.
10.3 Wireline Carriers.
10.4 New Entrants.
10.5 Alternative Carriers.
10.6 Cellular and Mobile Service Providers.
10.7 New Revenue Opportunities.
10.8 Value Added Services The Business Imperative.
11. Strategy to Succeed: Equipment Vendors.
11.1 WiMAX VALUE CHAIN.
11.2 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
11.3 Chip Manufacturers.
11.4 Dynamics of Value Chain.
12. Strategy to Succeed: Government and Regulators.
12.1 Making More Spectrum Available.
12.2 Ideal Framework for Spectrum Allocation.
12.3 Reducing Legacy Regulation.
12.4 Governments Can Make Positive Impact.
13. Strategy to Succeed: Users and Investors.
13.1 Wireless Investment Picks Up.
13.2 BWA: Industry Matures.
13.3 WiMAX: Bubble or Lifetime Opportunity.
A1: WiMAX Certification Process.
Abstract Test Suite Process.
A3: Proprietary BWA Systems.