On the scalability of fixed broadband wireless access network deployment

Bernard Fong, Nirwan Ansari, A. C.M. Fong, G. Y. Hong, Predrag B. Rapajic

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Fixed broadband wireless access systems, such as the local multipoint distribution service, use an open system architecture that supports a scalable solution for Internet services over IEEE 802.16 wireless networks. This article presents an overview of various features of BWA systems toward realizing a high level of scalability to support a potentially fast expanding network. This is achieved by optimizing various network resources, which include utilizing the available bandwidth efficiently, making a minor enhancement to an existing system that minimizes the disruption to network services during the network expansion process, and combining the benefits of different features to increase network capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S12-S18
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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