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WiMax Overview. Eric Jacobsen Minister of Algorithms, Intel April 21, 2005. What is WiMax?. www.intel.com/go/wimax www.intel.com/netcomms/technologies/wimax/flash/base.htm www.wimaxforum.org

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WiMax Overview

Eric Jacobsen

Minister of Algorithms, Intel

April 21, 2005


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What is WiMax?

  • www.intel.com/go/wimax

  • www.intel.com/netcomms/technologies/wimax/flash/base.htm

  • www.wimaxforum.org

  • A non-profit corporation that provides compatibility and interoperability certification for broadband wireless products

    • Uses standards documents as the compliance references

  • A technology that provides wireless MAN/WAN access for fixed, mobile, and roaming users


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Standards and CertificationRelationships

  • Personal Area Networks (PAN)

    • 3m – 10m range – WiMedia

    • Related to IEEE 802.15.3a standard development – using MBOA UWB proposal

  • Local Area Networks (LAN)

    • 10m – 100m range - WiFi-Alliance (WFA)

    • IEEE 802.11

  • Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN)

    • 100m – 2mi range - Wi-MAX Forum

    • IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN

Indicated Ranges are Approximate


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WiMAX/ 802./16e

MINA

Evolution

Toward 4G

IMT2000

Evolution

Evolution of Mobile Networks

Mbps

100

Super 3G

WiMAX

/ 802.16e

10

ISM-WLAN

DVB

Broadcast

Downlink

HSDPA (3G)

Bandwidth

1

cellular

Coverage

/mobility

0.1

vehicular

stationary

pedestrian

stationary

pedestrian

indoor

outdoor

DVB /OMA/ 3GPP

WiMax Forum

802.16e

WWRF

3GPP/PP2


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Wi-Fi

Intel’s WiMAX Vision

Mobile/ Portable

Broadband

High Throughput Access: Business, Backhaul & some Residential

Hotspot

Backhaul

Consumer

Broadband

Access

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi


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1st: Outdoor Subscriber Station

Wi-Fi

Business

Access &

Backhaul

802.16-2004

Hotspot

Backhaul

Premium Residential Service

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi


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Outdoor Subscriber Station802.16-2004 (formerly 802.16d)

  • Directional antenna

    • When installed, it’s aligned with base station

    • It’s fixed – it never moves location

    • Always higher throughput than omni-directional antenna

  • Applications

    • Rural / Macro-cell deployments

    • Wi-Fi hot spot backhaul

    • Premium residential, MDU connectivity

    • Challenging environments

Wi-Fi

Business Backhaul & Premium Residential


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Towerstream, Boston

  • Towerstream

    • Covering greater Boston & greater Providence

    • 12+ Cells in Service

    • 90% Coverage

    • Over 500 business customers

    • 5.8 GHz

  • Multi-tiered Business Services with SLA’s

    • 1 Mbps to 8 Mbps

  • Courtesy of Aperto Networks (2004)


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BCL, New Zealand

Wireless DSL Coverage

Base Station

  • Broadcast Communications Limited (BCL) Wholesale Wireless Access Network.

  • Nationwide deployment from 74 Base Stations Sites

  • Network designed for 30,000 connections initially;

    • Expansion to 100,000 planned.

  • Network covers around 100,000 sq km

  • 5.8 GHz spectrum

  • Providing High Speed links – longest distance of 50 km!

  • Data & Voice

    • Each CPE delivers 2Mbit/s Asymmetric DSL

    • Up to four 64 kbps TDM voice lines

  • Courtesy of Airspan Networks, 2004

Range: 50 km

CPE


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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

2nd: Add Indoor Subscriber Station

Wi-Fi

Business

Access &

Backhaul

802.16-2004

Self Install Indoor Modem

Hotspot

Backhaul

Consumer

Broadband

Access

Wi-Fi


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Indoor Subscriber Station802.16-2004 (formerly 802.16d)

  • Omni-directional antenna

    • Designed to not require alignment with base station

      • May work better near a window

      • Optional window-mount antenna

    • Portable but fixed when in use

      • Can be moved to a different room in the house or a different location within the service area

    • Lower throughput than directional

  • Applications

    • Consumer DSL-like broadband

    • Carriers who want to avoid truck rolls

      • Customer self installation

    • Precursor for portable/mobile

Integrated 802.16/802.11 Access Point


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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

3rd: Add Portable Client

Business

Access &

Backhaul

802.16e &

802.16-2004

Hotspot

Backhaul

Consumer

Broadband

Access

Wi-Fi


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Portable Client - 802.16e

PCI Express* Form Factor or Mini PCI*

  • Omni-directional antenna

    • Not aligned with base station

      • Location can vary

    • Portable to support both fixed and mobile use

      • Can be moving while in use

    • Lower throughput than directional antenna

    • Lower throughput than omni-directional (Indoor Fixed)

  • Applications

    • Consumer DSL-like connectivity in the wider area network

Laptop Seeks Best Connection:

802.11 if in vicinity of Hot Spot

802.16 if outside Hot Spot range


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WiFi

WiMAX and Wi-Fi in the Laptop

WiMAX Carrier Broadband Wireless

Netvigator Wireless Hotspot

802.16

WiMAX Broadband Wireless

Netvigator Wireless Hotspot

My Home (Connected)

Wi-Fi

WiMAX

Hub

CS

  • Laptop Add-In Card Target Features:

    • PCI Express* Form Factor w/ Simplified Network Connection software

    • Integrated Lid Antenna


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Backup

No! Go forward!


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Community: Modalen, Norway

  • Remote community in western Norway

  • 150 families / 400 inhabitants

  • Provide 2 Mbps Internet access to every home

  • On-line banking, distance learning, VoIP phones

  • Use TV as I/O device

  • 2.4 GHz spectrum

  • Courtesy of Alvarion, 2004

    www.modalen.kommune.no


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ENTERPRISE:

Mobile Worker Services

Hotspot & SME Access

Quick Install

VoIP over WLAN

Private Networks

CONSUMER:

Personal Broadband Services

Streaming Video/ Online Gaming

Video Messaging

Location Based Services

EMERGING:

Data/VOIP Last Mile

Fixed and Wi-Fi* Backhaul

Lowest Cost Broadband

PUBLIC SERVICE:

Government and

Emergency Services

Broadband Makes the Difference


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