Internet Traffic Performance in IEEE 802.16 Networks

Conference: European Wireless 2006 - 12th European Wireless Conference 2006 - Enabling Technologies for Wireless Multimedia Communications
04/02/2006 - 04/05/2006 at Athens, Greece

Proceedings: European Wireless 2006

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sivchenko, Dmitry; Bayer, Nico; Xu, Bangnan (T-Systems, SSC ENPS, Deutsche-Telekom-Allee 7, 64295 Darmstadt, Germany)
Sivchenko, Dmitry; Bayer, Nico; Rakocevic, Veselin (School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University London, London EC1V 0HB, UK)
Sivchenko, Dmitry; Bayer, Nico; Habermann, Joachim (University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. 13, 61169 Friedberg, Germany)

The existing wireless technologies are struggling to satisfy the enormous growth of demand on broadband wireless access anywhere and anytime. The IEEE 802.16 standard family has been developed recently, introducing a new air interface for fixed and mobile Broadband Wireless Access. This paper evaluates the performance of the most commonly used Internet applications, such as web browsing, ftp downloading, real-time streaming and email exchange in an IEEE 802.16 based point to multipoint system. The influence of user number, quality of wireless channels and intensity of the subscriber’s requirements is intensively evaluated using network simulator ns2. Challenges of Quality of Service establishment in IEEE 802.16 based networks are also investigated in the paper.