2.4 Application of IEEE 802.16 based network:
IEEE 802.16 supports ATM, IPv4, IPv6, Ethernet and Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) services . SO, it can provide a rich choice of service possibilities to voice and data network service providers. It can be used for a wide selection of wireless broadband connection and solutions.
Cellular Backhaul: IEEE 802.16 wireless technology can be an excellent choice for back haul for commercial enterprises such as hotspots as well as pointtopoint back haul applications due to its robust bandwidth and long range.
Residential Broadband: Practical limitations like long distance and lack off return channel prohibit many potential broadband customers reaching DSL and cable technologies . IEEE 802.16 can ill the gaps in cable and DSL coverage.
Underserved areas: In many rural areas, especially in developing countries, there is no existence of wired infrastructure. IEEE 802.16 can be a better solution to provide communication services to those areas using fixed CPE and high gained antenna.
Always Best Connected: As IEEE 802.16e supports mobility , so the mobile user in the business areas can access high speed services through their IEEE 802.16/WiMAX enabled handheld devices like PDA, Pocket PC and smart phone.