Understanding the Reliability of WiMAX-Based Transmission in the Internet
WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is an innovative communication technology for broadband wireless access to the Internet. Because of high bandwidth and large coverage, WiMAX has experienced exponential growth over the past years. So far, many telecommunication companies around the world have started to offer WiMAX services. Despite the popularity of WiMAX, the reliability of WiMAX-based transmission in the Internet (end-to-end data transmission involving WiMAX links) has not been thoroughly studied. In this project, we will study the reliability performance of end-to-end paths in the Internet when WiMAX links are used as the first and last hop. Due to the popularity of WiMAX, Timeless Medical Systems is considering developing software systems using WiMAX as the access technology. Once the experimental results in this project are available, Timeless Medical Systems will be able to know whether they should roll out WiMAX-based software systems.