WiMAX Explained: For All Audiences (Course W-WMX1)

It’s Now@Web™, a Self-Study Course Available 24/7! Recording of Course Taught LIVE on Oct 22, 2009 with 2-Way Interactivity
Duration:3 Hours

Target Audience, Prerequisites, and Brief Description

This half-day e-learning course (pre-recorded webinar) is aimed at the busy executives and other non-engineers involved in business planning and forecasting, policy making and regulation, marketing and sales, management, and procurement for the advanced 4th generation wireless networks.

Can WiMAX help your organization cut IT and telecommunications costs, while achieving greater efficiency?  In this course, we will discuss what WiMAX is and provide an overview of its technological capabilities as well as a no-nonsense evaluation of the WiMAX market. You will emerge from the class ready to intelligently discuss if WiMAX is suited to your organizations’ needs and applications.

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 with a particular focus on 4G technologies and services.  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 (“Stimulus”).

Mr. Ohrtman is a published subject matter expert on WiMAX, VoIP, SIP, and Wi-Fi. 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

  • WiMAX Defined
    • IEEE 802.16 definitions
    • WiMAX Forum definitions
    • Mobile vs. fixed WiMAX
  • WiMAX as 4G Technology
    • Range and throughput
    • Marketing terminology
  • Evolutionary Path of WiMAX
    • WiMAX is NOT Wi-Fi or Canopy
    • IP Changes Everything
  • WiMAX Technological and Business Factors Driving Introduction
    • Range and throughput
    • QoS
    • “cheaper, simpler, smaller, more convenient to use”
  • Technologies Competing with WiMAX
    • LTE
    • SCDMA
  • WiMAX Major Players
    • Service providers
    • Vendors
  • How WiMAX Works
    • Base stations
    • User devices
  • Value Added Services Enabled by WiMAX
    • VoIP
    • Video
    • Mobile/portable data
    • Mobile/portable VoIP
  • Limitations and Challenges to WiMAX
    • Spectrum availability
    • CPE costs
  • Course Wrap-up:  Recap, How to Learn More about WiMAX, Q/A