Superseded Standard

IEEE 802.16-2004

IEEE Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks - Part 16: Air Interface for Fixed Broadband Wireless Access Systems

This standard specifies the air interface of fixed broadband wireless access (BWA) systems supporting multimedia services. The medium access control layer (MAC) supports a primarily point-to-multipoint architecture, with an optional mesh topology. The MAC is structured to support multiple physical layer (PHY) specifications, each suited to a particular operational environment. For operational frequencies from 10–66 GHz, the PHY is based on single-carrier modulation. For frequencies below 11 GHz, where propagation without a direct line of sight must be accommodated, three alternatives are provided, using OFDM, OFDMA, and single carrier modulation. This standard revises and consolidates IEEE Std 802.16-2001, IEEE Std 802.16a-2003, and IEEE Std 802.16c-2002.

Sponsor Committee
C/LM - LAN/MAN Standards Committee
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Status
Superseded Standard
PAR Approval
2003-09-11
Superseded by
802.16-2009
Superseding
802.16-2001
Corrigendum
802.16-2004/Cor 1-2005
Amendments
802.16e-2005
802.16f-2005
802.16g-2007
Board Approval
2004-06-24
History
ANSI Approved:
2005-01-05
Published:
2004-10-01

Additional Resources

Interpretation
802.16-2004_interp.pdf

Working Group Details

Society
IEEE Computer Society
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Sponsor Committee
C/LM - LAN/MAN Standards Committee
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Working Group
802.16 WG - Broadband Wireless Access Working Group
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IEEE Program Manager
Jodi Haasz
Contact
Working Group Chair
Roger Marks
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