Nist Special Publication 800 127 by U.s. Department of Commerce Book PDF Summary
WiMAX technology is a wireless metropolitan area network (WMAN) communications technology that is largely based on the wireless interface defined in the IEEE 802.16 standard. The industry trade association, the WiMAX Forum, coined the WiMAX trademark and defines the precise content and scope of WiMAX technology through technical specifications that it creates and publishes.2 The original purpose of IEEE 802.16 technology was to provide last-mile broadband wireless access as an alternative to cable, digital subscriber line-, or T1 service. Developments in the IEEE 802.16 standard shifted the technology's focus toward a more cellular-like, mobile architecture to serve a broader market. Today, WiMAX technology continues to adapt to market demands and provide enhanced user mobility. This document discusses WiMAX wireless communication topologies, components, certifications, security features, and related security concerns.