WiMAX: 1-hr Mini-course for All Audiences (Course S-WMX)

It’s Now@Web™, a Self-Study Course Available 24/7! Recording of Course Taught LIVE on Oct 8, 2009 with 2-Way Interactivity
Duration:1 Hour

Target Audience, Prerequisites, and Brief Description

This e-learning course (pre-recorded webinar), approximately one hour in duration, is aimed at all who need a quick, non-technical introduction to WiMAX.  It will help you understand how WiMAX marks a seismic shift in telecommunications from a copper-wire and circuit-switched world to a highly disruptive, wireless, packet-switched or “flat” network architecture. Covered are:  Comparison with existing telecommunications technologies, a broad overview of the WiMAX technology, performance issues, applications, and economics.

Meet the Presenter:  Frank Ohrtman

frank-ohrtman.pngFrank Ohrtman, a senior member of the Eogogics telecommunications faculty, offers training and consultation on telecommunications technology and strategy including RFP design and vendor selection.  His technology expertise includes WiMAX, WiFi, and VoIP. His work as a trainer and consultant builds on his 20+ years experience in telecommunications and electronic warfare. His clients include the Government of Canada, Tricom (Dominican Republic), WorldNet (Puerto Rico), Ujet Holdings (Netherlands), leading Motorola dealers, and larger rural telcos and WISPs (“Wireless Networks in Rural America”).  Among his current clients are those wishing to take advantage of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP or “Stimulus”).

Mr. Ohrtman is a published subject matter expert on VoIP, SIP, Wi-Fi, and WiMAX. His vision of the near future of telecommunications is contained in his book “The Next Telecom Boom” which provides a foundation for his training courses and consulting practice where IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) presents a “flat” architecture for communications services such as VoIP, IPTV, mobile VoIP, and data. WiMAX and other 4G wireless services offer physical layer alternatives.  Author of several books, Frank wrote his first book, “Softswitch: Architecture for VoIP”, for McGraw-Hill. He published two more books with McGraw-Hill including “Wi-Fi Handbook” and the “WiMAX Handbook”. He went on to self-publish “WiMAX in 50 Pages” and “The Next Telecom Boom”.  He has also authored over a dozen research reports that are available from Eogogics. Read detailed bio…


Detailed Course Outline

  • What’s Special about WiMAX and the 3 A’s
    • All Internet protocol
    • Portable/mobile
    • Range and throughput
  • Objections to WiMAX
    • Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Security
    • Interference mitigation
  • WiMAX Applications
    • Voice
    • Video
    • Data
    • Industry verticals
    • What makes you more efficient?
  • WiMAX Affordability
    • Comparisons to existing telecommunications services costs
    • Comparisons to legacy telecom infrastructure costs
    • Industry overview/adoption numbers
  • Course Wrap-up:  Recap, How to Learn More about WiMAX, Q/A