Evaluation of Multimedia Services in Mobile WiMAX



Mobile WiMAX defines an architecture for metropolitan
area broadband wireless access networks based on IEEE
802.16e. One of the most important characteristics of Wi-
MAX is support of applications with different QoS require-
ments in terms of delay, jitter and bandwidth. We briefly
review IEEE 802.16 and the mobile WiMAX network ref-
erence model and discuss how IEEE 802.21 can enhance
mobility management. Mobile WiMAX is often cited as
an important 4G contender. We evaluate via simulation
its capacity to support real time applications in high-speed
vehicular scenarios and assess the potential of using cross-
layer information made available by IEEE 802.21/MIH. Our
results indicate that using MIH information allows for the
fulfillment of multimedia application requirements. On the
other hand, the requirements of such applications are far
from being fulfilled when MIH assistant information is not


Multimedia networking


7th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, December 2008

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