WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX Planning and Optimization Training

Commitment 5 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


This WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX Planning and Optimization Training course offers a detailed technical treatment of the subject of WIMAX radio planning. It is an advanced course reviewing the technical specifications and standards from an RF network planning and implementation perspective.

The WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX Planning and Optimization Training course provide an overview of the WiMAX/WiMAX Mobile technologies, standards, and applications. Important topics such as protocol layers, QoS, throughput, coverage, capacity planning, testing, interoperability, interference, and security are thoroughly discussed. Basic RF theory, microwave, Line-of-Sight (LOS), and Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) links, link budget analysis, troubleshooting foundations, and site surveys are also studied. The RF planning techniques taught in this course cover both the IEEE 802.16d and IEEE 802.16e standards. The course uses hands-on exercises, case studies, and demos to make the content easier to apply back to your job.

  • 5 days of WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX Planning and Optimization Training with an expert instructor
  • WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX Planning and Optimization Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



We can tailor this WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX Planning and Optimization Training course to your own requirements, whether network design or optimization, technology assessment or strategy, equipment or application development, sales, and marketing, or business/operations support. While the presentation of this course generally assumes an engineering or other technical background, we can also present this course in versions suited to less technical audiences. We perform most course customization at no additional


Upon completing this WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX Planning and Optimization Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Explain what WiMAX is and how it fits into the technology landscape
  • Compare the broadband wireless access (BWA) technologies now on the market with WiMAX for BWA service deployment
  • Describe the WiMAX principles of operation
  • Describe the WiMAX radio and core network architecture
  • Explain the end-to-end operation of a WiMAX network
  • Successfully carry out WiMAX radio planning projects
  • Explain the challenges and trade-offs afforded by WiMAX as a broadband wireless access technology

The target audience for this WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX Planning and Optimization Training course:

  • If you have existing radio planning background in contemporary wireless technology such as GSM, cdmaOne, 1xRTT, or UMTS and are looking for a comprehensive how-to workshop on WiMAX engineering, this course is for you.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX Planning and Optimization Training course are:

  • Wireless Network Structure, Operation, and Technologies
  • At least one year of experience in the field of communication engineering, fixed or wireless telephony, IT, or related fields.


Broadband Wireless Access:  Introduction to WiMAX and IEEE 802.16
  • WiMAX as a Wireless MAN Technology
  • Regulations
  • 802.16 Benefits
  • Application and Services
  • “Last Mile” Broadband Connections
  • Hotspot and Cellular Backhaul
  • High-speed Enterprise Connectivity
  • 802.16 Frequency Bands
  • 802.16 Family of Standards
  • Current Deployments
  • IEEE 802.16-2004 Enhanced Support for Indoor CPE
  • IEEE 802.16e as an Extension to IEEE 802.16-2004
  • Implementation Scenarios and Market Opportunities
  • System Profiles
WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX Planning and Optimization Training – WiMAX Frequency Bands
  • 10-66 GHz Licensed Bands
  • Frequencies below 11 GHz
  • License-Exempt Frequencies below 11 GHz (Primarily 5-6 GHz)
  • 2.3, 2.5, 3.5, and 5.8 Bands
  • Air interface Nomenclature and PHY Compliance
  • Changes in 802.16e
WiMax: More Detailed Specification
  • The Interoperability Challenge
  • 802.16a Amendment:  2 to 11GHz
  • IEEE 802.16a and ETSI HiperMAN Standards
  • System Profiles for 2 – 11 GHz
  • 802.16a and HiperMAN Standards
  • The MAC Profiles for both WirelessMAN (Licensed) and WirelessHUMAN (License-Exempt)
  • System Profiles for 10-66 GHz
  • IEEE 802.16c
  • 802.16-2004 and 802.16e
  • Basic ATM system MAC Profile
  • Basic IP system MAC Profile
  • 25 MHz Wide Channel (Typically for U.S. Deployments) Use in the 10-66 GHz Range
  • 28 MHz Wide Channel for (Typically European Deployments) Use in the 10-66 GHz Range
  • Sub-profiles: FDD and TDD
WiMAX Protocols
  • Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications
  • Channel Spacing, Modulation
  • Physical Layer Architecture
  • Physical Layer Operations
  • 802.16 PHY (SCa, FDMA, OFDMA and SOFDMA)
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)
  • Scheduling and Link Adaptation
  • Adaptive Modulation Scheme
  • Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK)
  • Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK)
  • Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM)
  • Variable-Rate Read-Solomon (RS)/Convolutional Coding (CC) Scheme
  • ARQ Active on All Connections
  • TDD vs. FDD
  • Symmetric UL/DL Traffic
  • 256 point FFT OFDM PHY Mode
  • Scalable OFDMA (SOFDMA) Physical Layer in IEEE 802.16 WirelessMAN
  • STC and Other Standard-Compliant Diversity Schemes
  • Multicarrier Design Requirements and Tradeoffs
  • The Basics of OFDMA Frame Structure
  • Subcarrier Allocation Modes
  • Diversity Options
  • Ranging in OFDMA
  • Channel Coding
  • PHY Transmit Diversity in the Downlink (DL)
  • H-ARQ (Hybrid ARQ)
  • Space-Time Coding (STC)
  • Adaptive Antenna Systems (AAS)
  • Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MIMO)
  • MIMO for Throughput and Range
  • Spatial Division Multiple Access (SDMA)
  • Other Diversity Schemes
IEEE 802.16 Physical Layer Procedures (PHY)
  • The Original 802.16 Standard and the 10-66GHz Frequency Band
  • 802.16 Service Areas
  • WiMAX technology for LOS and NLOS environments
  • PHY Considerations
  • Effect of Multipath
  • High Capacity Links on both the Uplink and the Downlink
  • WirelessMAN-SC PHY
  • WirelessMAN-SCA PHY
  • WirelessMAN-FDMA PHY
  • WirelessMAN-OFDMA PHY
  • 802.16-2004 and 802.16e PHY
  • What Are Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) Connections?
  • Time Division Duplexing (TDD)
  • Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD)
  • The 802.16e and Mobile 802.16 Clients
  • The hand-off between 802.16 Base Stations
  • WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX Planning and Optimization Training
IEEE 802.16 Medium Access Control (MAC)
  • MAC Layer Operations
  • MAC Frame Structure
  • Framing in Detail
  • MAC Frame Type and Classes
  • Access Methods
  • Synchronization
  • Power Management
  • Variable Length Protocol Data Unit (PDU)
  • Self-Correcting Bandwidth Request/Grant Scheme
  • Link Adaptation and Automatic Repeat Request (ARQ) Functions
  • Fast Path activities (Such as Scheduling, Packing, Fragmentation, and ARQ)
  • UL and DL Schedulers
  • QoS on IEEE 802.16
  • High Bit Rates (up to 268 Mbps Each Way)
  • Delivering ATM Compatible QoS: UGS, rtPS, nrtPS, and Best Effort
  • Implementation Challenges on MAC and QoS
WiMAX RF Planning, Coverage, and Capacity
  • RF and Capacity Planning
  • RF Theory to Link Budget Math
  • Equipment Manufacturers, Products, Systems, and Services
  • Spectrum Policies and Licensing
  • Frequency, Capacity, Coverage, and Interference
  • Site Survey and Selection
  • RF Engineering and Network Design
  • Project Management, Vendor Selection, Installation, and Commissioning
  • RF Optimization:  Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Requirements Analysis Steps
  • Feasibility Analysis for 802.16
  • Subscriber Station (SS)
  • Base Station (BS)
  • Base Stations Locations
  • BS Frequency Assignments
  • Complete Coverage (No Gaps)
  • Adequate Capacity
  • Design Based on Extensive Measurements
  • Propagation and Coverage
  • Complete Coverage of Target Space
  • Interference Sources
  • Capacity in 802.16
  • Consideration of High- and Low-Density Areas Throughput
  • Interworking and Coexistence with Mobile and Cellular Networks
  • Complete 802.16 Link Budget Analysis and Modeling
  • Fixed, Nomadic, and Mobile Channel Models
  • How to Model a Radio Channel in WiMAX?
  • Fixed and Nomadic Channel Models
  • Fading Characteristics, Fade Distribution, K-Factor
  • Modified Stanford University Interim (SUI) Channel Models
  • SUI Channel Models Implementation
  • Mobile Channel Models
  • Mobile Channel Models Implementation
  • Simulation Results
  • Exercise: WiMAX Radio Dimensioning
  • Exercise: Link Budget Analysis
  • Exercise: WiMAX Case Study Using Planning Tool
  • Exercise: Dimensioning WiMAX Services
WiMAX and Mobile WiMAX Planning and Optimization Training – Implementing an 802.16 Network
  • Designing and Planning an 802.16
  • Preparing for Operational Support of an 802.16
  • Installing an 802.16
  • Service Classes
  • Fragmentation, Equalizers, and RAKE Receivers
  • Installation Options
  • Performance
  • Multivendor Operability
  • QoS Enhancements
  • Dynamic Frequency Selection, Transmit Power Control
  • Upcoming Standards and Future Trends
  • Forthcoming IR standards
  • Integration of WLAN and Cellular (Mobile Networks)
  • 3GPP Standards and Mobile IP
  • Performance Evaluation of Adaptive Modulation, Channel Coding, Space-Time Coding, and Equalization Techniques
WiMAX RF Optimization
  • RF Optimization Principles
  • WiMax Optimization Parameters
  • Testing and Measurements
  • Simulation Approaches
  • Exercises: How Parameters Affect Performance
  • Case Studies
WiMAX Operations
  • Network Entry
  • Downlink Channel Synchronization
  • Initial Ranging
  • Capabilities Negotiation
  • Authentication
  • Registration
  • IP Connectivity
  • Transport Connection Creation
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