TEL 606: NGN and WiMAX

The evolution of next generation networks (NGN) as one remedy of the difficulties facing incumbent operators and the migration of the networks of the latter to the former require that managers and other senior level staff be sufficiently aware of some of the pressing technical and business issues to be resolved. Besides the  fundamental technological developments related to NGNs and WiMAX about which management should have some acquaintance, questions about the technical and business approach to migration to NGN, deployment of WiMAX for the last mile and the overarching regulatory framework must be understood.

This course is designed to address these issues by presenting basic concepts of NGNs, WiMAX and more detailed discussion of migration and of the regulatory and policy framework for these emerging technologies.

Course Description

  •     Next generation networks
  •     Fixed-mobile convergence
  •     Migration to NGN
  •     Migration to NGN
  •     Regulatory issues of NGNs
  •     Standards
  •     What is WIMAX?
  •     Advantages of WIMAX
  •     WIMAX compared to WIFI and other radio 2G technologies
  •     WIMAX service rates
  •     Radio coverage area
  •     frequency bands
  •     channel loading
  •     Spectral efficiency
  •     Examine the different WIMAX standards (802.16 family of standards)
  •     Identify the applications of WIMAX as a wireless broadband technology
  •     Modulation techniques and other technical issues of WIMAX, BPSK, QAM, OFDM
  •     Understand WIMAX air interface
  •     Understand WIMAX RF planning concepts and issues
  •     Gain the foundation knowledge for the efficient design and support of WIMAX solutions

Learning Outcomes

  •     After completing this course, the students should
  •     Have a good understanding of the fundamental concepts of NGNs.
  •     Should be able to migrate existing technology to 4g and enable regulatory and policy framework.
  •     Have a good mastering of WiMAX technology.


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