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Comparison of WiMax and FTTH

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WiMAX stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. The industry trade group WiMAX ForumTM (http://www.wimaxforum.org ) has defined WiMAX as a “last mile” broadband wireless access (BWA) alternative to cable modem service, telephone company Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) or T1/E1 service. FTTH stands for Fiber to the Home, in america, operators name it as FTTP fiber to the premises. A fiber line is run to the home and terminated at the home. FTTH can be set to provide very large bandwith compared to WiMaxwhich is…

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What is WiMAX ?

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WiMAX is one of the hottest broadband wireless technologies around today. WiMAX systems are expected to deliver broadband access services to residential and enterprise customers in an economical way. Loosely, WiMax is a standardized wireless version of Ethernet intended primarily as an alternative to wire technologies (such as Cable Modems, DSL and T1/E1 links) to provide broadband access to customer premises. More strictly, WiMAX is an industry trade organization formed by leading communications, component, and equipment companies to promote and certify compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless…

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FTTH Fiber to the Home FAQ

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Q. What is FTTH fiber to the home ? A. FTTH (Fiber to the home) is the delivery of a communications signal via optical fiber from the operator’s central office all the way to a home or business, thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure such as telephone wires or coaxial cable. Fiber to the home is a relatively fast growing method of providing vastly higher bandwidth to consumers and businesses, and thereby enabling HDTV, IPTV, internet and voice services. Q. What is optical fiber and optical…

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LTE and WiMAX comparison

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Comparison of LTE Rel-8 and WiMAX 802.16e There are a lot of commonalities between LTE Rel-8 and WiMAX, but there are some notable differences. For example:  LTE uses SC-FDMA for the uplink, whereas mobile WiMAX uses OFDMA. LTE user equipment (SC-FDMA) has a lower peak-to-average-power ratio when compared to mobile WiMAX user equipment (OFDMA), which translates into longer battery life for LTE user equipment  LTE networks can provide communication services at a higher mobility (up to 350km/hr) than mobile WiMAX (up to 120km/hr)…

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Choosing the right backhaul for small operators

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There is a near universal consensus among mobile operators that small cells are the way of the future – the only solution that will enable them to provide the capacity they need to meet the expectations for the fast growing numbers of smartphone users. Small cells allow operators to use their existing and new spectrum assets more intensely by increasing the capacity density (the gigabits per second they can squeeze out of a square mile). But this is where the agreement ends. It is not…

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Comparison of LTE and WiMAX

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1. Comparison of LTE Rel-8 and WiMAX 802.16e There are a lot of commonalities between LTE Rel-8 and WiMAX, but there are some notable differences. For example: LTE uses SC-FDMA for the uplink, whereas mobile WiMAX uses OFDMA. LTE user equipment (SC-FDMA) has a lower peak-to-average-power ratio when compared to mobile WiMAX user equipment (OFDMA), which translates into longer battery life for LTE user equipment LTE networks can provide communication services at a higher mobility (up to 350km/hr) than mobile WiMAX (up to 120km/hr) internetworking…

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