16.4 Final Thoughts and Conclusion
In this book, an attempt has been made to give a global picture of this new and exciting WiMAX technology. WiMAX is based on two sources: the IEEE 802.16 standard, including its amendments, and the WiMAX Forum Group documents. Evidently, this book does not replace these documents, but it is hoped that it will provide a clear introduction to the subject.
WiMAX has a large number of mechanisms and is expected to be used for many applications. The near future will tell which of these mechanisms will be implemented, how they will be implemented and the mechanisms that will be updated by the standardisation bodies.