Guide to Securing WiMAX Wireless Communications
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.
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.
The attached Zip file includes:
- Intro Page.doc
- Cover Sheet and Terms.doc
- Guide to Securing WiMAX Wireless Communications.pdf