IEEE Approves Next Generation WiMAX Standard
"We are delighted that IEEE has recognized the completion of this comprehensive technical effort that has involved hundreds of creative and diligent professionals from over twenty countries during the last four years," said Dr. Roger Marks, Chair of the IEEE 802.16 Working Group. "Our organization was able to efficiently harmonize these innovative technologies into a clear set of specifications guiding the future development of the mobile broadband marketplace."
IEEE 802.16m incorporates innovative communications technologies like multi-user MIMO, multicarrier operation, and cooperative communications. It also supports femto-cells, self-organizing networks, and relays.
At the same time, WiMAX is being overshadowed by Long-Term Evolution (LTE) 4G networks, which is finding more support among wireless carriers.