These technical requirements of this standard form a compatibility standard for mobile broadband wireless access systems. The requirements standard ensures that a compliant Access Terminal (AT) or User Terminal (UT) can obtain service through any Access Network Node (AN) or Base Station (BS) conforming to properly selected modes of this standard, consistent with equipment and operator requirements, thus providing a framework for the rapid development of cost-effective, interoperable multivendor mobile broadband wireless access systems. This compatibility standard is targeted for use in a wide variety of licensed frequency bands and regulatory environments. This specification standard includes provisions provides for future service additions and expansion of system standardized extension capabilities. The architecture defined by this specification standard permits such expansion without the loss of backward compatibility to older access terminals or user terminals.
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IEEE Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks--Virtual Bridged Local Area Networks - Amendment 15: Bridging of IEEE 802.20
This amendment specifies the mechanism for the support of bridging of IEEE 802.20 networks.
IEEE Standard for Conformance to IEEE 802.20 Systems--Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) Proforma
This standard represents the Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement Proforma, per ISO/IEC 9646-7 and ITU-T X.296, for conformance specification of access nodes and access terminals based on the air interface specified in IEEE Std 802.20.
IEEE Standard for Minimum Performance Characteristics of IEEE 802.20 Terminals and Base Stations/Access Nodes
This standard specifies minimum performance parameters and the associated test methodologies for implementation of IEEE 802.20 compliant systems.
IEEE Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks--Part 20: Air Interface for Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Systems Supporting Vehicular Mobility--Physical and Media Access Control Layer Specification Amendment 1: Management Information Base Enhancements and Corrigenda Items
This amendment enhances IEEE 802.20 Management Information Base (MIB) clauses to include additional information and MIB documentation (i.e., a discussion of security impacts, and cross references to the text for appropriate parameters within the MIB, itself) to conform with the applicable parts of the IETF's 2008 guidelines for MIBs. The amendment also corrects any errors, inconsistencies, and ambiguities associated with the MIB clause of IEEE Std 802.20-2008.