A Survey of Evolution of IEEE 802.16 Certification and Standardization

  • AkashdeepEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 8)


IEEE 802.16 is better known with the name of WiMAX as a future technology for communication networks. Most users are aware about technical details of IEEE 802.16 networks but very little has been discussed about progression and evolution of certification and standardization process. This paper is a novel attempt to trace this progression and will enlighten today’s audience about process of WiMAX towards being one of popular technology. This paper is an attempt to summarize various activities that took place at IEEE for standardization and development of IEEE 802.16 as new standard. A comprehensive analysis of various projects and their timeline development is elaborated that reveals importance and incorporation of new ideas into already existing standards. Role of organizations like WiMAX forum is also elaborated.


WiMAX Standard growth WiMAX forum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UIETPanjab University ChandigarhChandigarhIndia

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