WiMAX RF Planning
WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access- IEEE 802.16) is a standards-based wireless technology (an implementation of 802.16: 802.16-2004 and 802.16e) that provides high-throughput broadband connections. WiMAX can be used for a number of applications, including "last mile" broadband connections, hotspot and cellular backhaul, and high-speed enterprise connectivity for businesses.
This course provides a detailed technical view of WiMax RF Planning and Network Design. It is an advanced course reviewing the technical specifications and standards from a RF Network Planning and Implementation point of view.
This course provides an overview of WiMax RF, technologies, applications and standards. Other important topics such as protocol layers, QoS, throughput, coverage, capacity planning, testing, interoperability, interference and security are discussed. Basic RF theory, microwave, LOS, NLOS, Link budget math, troubleshooting foundations and site survey are explored.
After a general introduction to wireless networks, this practical course moves quickly into the WiMax (802.16-2004, 802.16e) protocols, PHY, MAC (Media Access Control), framing, TDD/FDD, FDMA/OFDMA, RF planning and design. Real-world experiences through case studies and implementation tips located throughout the course reference material.
Course Objectives
After successfully completing the course the student will:
• Understand the basic concepts of 802.16-2004 and 802.16e
• Understand 802.16-2004 and 802.16e Protocols (PHY, MAC)
• Understand the technical implementation of different types of 802.16-2004 and 802.16e
• Understand 802.16-2004 and 802.16e RF concepts and issues
• Explore all relevant and important topics from basic RF theory to link budget math
• Explore WiMAX RF regulations, design, deployment and optimization
• Gain a general understanding of WiMAX RF planning, coverage and capacity
• Be able to select the most effective WiMAX type from a wide assortment of recent and emerging implementations
• Be able to perform a more efficient RF design and operational support of WiMAX  
Basic understanding of wireless, radio communications and IP is recommended  
Who Should Attend
Anyone who require knowledge of WiMax and its connection to current and future mobile and cellular network. Anyone who needs to implement a wireless extensions to an existing MAN-Network. RF Design engineers, field engineers, test engineers, software and hardware engineers will benefits from the course.  
On-Site & Public
3 Days