Already deployed in over 42 countries, WiMAX is quickly becoming one of the most important technologies for IP-based high-speed communications. This practical book delivers a solid understanding of WiMAX technology and RF network planning and deployment techniques without undue mathematical rigors. You find numerous examples and real-world case studies that illustrate the evolution of the design process. The book provides hands-on details on essential considerations and important aspects of the technology, from link budget, communication channel characterization, and capacity, to frequency planning, channel impairments and point-to-point link design. You also find in-depth discussions on WiMAX security and how WiMAX complements other technologies.