TCP over WiMAX Networks

Bilich, Carlos (2005) TCP over WiMAX Networks. UNSPECIFIED.

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    The IEEE standard 802.16, also known as Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), is viewed as a powerful enabler for the massive deployment of high performance metropolitan area networks. It can also be viewed as one alternative to provide last mile access to Internet users, and therefore it is expected that most of its traffic will be TCP/IP. This article intends to overview what are the features of the MAC layer of WiMAX that can affect the performance of TCP traffic, especially with PMP architecture. Mapping of TCP data over WiMAX and a discussion on the impact of different scheduling mechanisms is provided.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
    Uncontrolled Keywords: IEEE 802.16, performance, TCP/IP, transport, scheduling techniques, WiMAX.
    Additional Information: This work was done as paper project for the Ph. D. course on Wireless Access Networks held at the The Department of Information and Communication Technology of the University of Trento, between May 2-19, 2005, corresponding to the academic year 2004/2005. Taught by Prof. Imrich Chlamtac assisted by Dr. Daniele Miorandi.
    Report Number: DIT-06-061
    Repository staff approval on: 26 Sep 2006

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