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P802.16q - IEEE Standard for Air Interface for Broadband Wireless Access Systems Amendment for Multi-tier Networks

This standard enables rapid worldwide deployment of innovative, cost-effective, and interoperable multivendor broadband wireless access products, facilitates competition in broadband access by providing alternatives to wireline broadband access, encourages consistent worldwide spectrum allocation, and accelerates the commercialization of broadband wireless access systems.This amendment specifies MAC/PHY protocol enhancements for cooperation among base stations in multi-tier networks to enhance interference mitigation, mobility management, and base station power management. Enhanced base stations shall support legacy mobile stations. PHY changes to any mobile stations are out of scope. In addition, these protocol enhancements include management messaging between base stations, and between base stations and mobile stations. This amendment shall comply with IEEE Std 802, IEEE Std 802.1D, and IEEE Std 802.1Q.
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