QoS Provision Mechanisms in WiMax

  • Maode Ma
  • Jinchang Lu


This chapter presents QoS support mechanisms in WiMax networks. Existing proposals with the state-of-the-art technology have been classified into three main categories: QoS support architecture, Bandwidth management mechanism and Traffic management mechanism. Representative schemes from each of the categories have been evaluated with respect to major distinguishing characteristics of the WiMax MAC layer and PHY layer as specified in the IEEE 802.16d standard. Future research issues and trends are also highlighted.


QoS Provisioning WiMax Traffic Scheduling Admission Control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maode Ma
    • 1
  • Jinchang Lu
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

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