The purpose of this paper is to discuss Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (Wimax) technology-based network deployment opportunities in Kazakhstan. To be widely adapted and be profitable, even the very promising technology with advantageous features must experience market testing and meet user needs. This project consists of two parts; the first part consists of analysis while the second part focuses on implementation. In the first part, the telecommunications industry of Kazakhstan is divided into three main segments: fixed communication, mobile communication, and internet & data communication. Some market characteristics are viewed based on data from National Statistics Agency of Kazakhstan, with the role of the segments in the telecommunications industry identified and their future growth discussed. With regards to Broadband Access Services, some user requirements are considered with e-government and e-commerce applications discussed. As a result of market research, a Mobile Wimax is selected for Broadband Access Services implementation for internet & data communication segment. The second part considers Wimax technology deployment in the access network. Distinctive features such as scalability, range, coverage and QoS; standard specifications, and modulation techniques are explained. The difference between “mobile” and “fixed” Wimax along with their target markets are discussed. Additionally, the approach for estimating user capacity requirements for a metropolitan area is reviewed. Further, a core element of access network Base Station deployments and review of Adaptive Antenna Configurations are provided. A comparative analysis regarding the number of required Base Stations in different implementation scenarios provided by Wimax Forum are reviewed.
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Dossybayev, Zhanibek, "Opportunities for network development in Kazakhstan - WiMax" (2008). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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