CS601 Data Communication GDB Solution Spring 2014

Discussion Topic

A well reputed organization wants to implement a communication network among its head office and three branches in a city. The communication technology should be able to serve with good quality of service (QoS) and reliability. The organization has to choose either Wi-Fi or WiMAX. In your opinion, which of the given technique is more suitable for such scenario? Give two proper reasons to support your answer in either case.

The Organization should use Wimax for connecting to 3 branches in a city due to the following advantanges:

1) Single station can serve hundreds of users.

2) Much faster deployment of new users comparing to wired networks.

3) Speed of 10 Mbps at 10 kilometers with line-of-site.

4) It is standardized, and same frequency equipment should work together.

WiMAX enables high-speed voice and data transfer over long distances in remote and scarcely populated areas, as well as in densely populated areas. The wireless connectivity is not affected by the weather conditions and does not need direct line in order to work; it allows real access to end users through its own infrastructure.

WiMAX products benefit service providers using their existing infrastructure investments as WiMAX has the ability to interoperate across various network types. It can leverage existing infrastructure, keeping costs down while delivering the bandwidth needed to support current system. WiMAX offers potential for development, new applications and opportunities.

WiMAX is the technology of choice to offer both fixed and mobile applications.