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WiMAX - Technical Information - MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL, MAC (data Link) Layer
... The WiMAX MAC uses a scheduling algorithm for which the subscriber station needs to compete only once for initial entry into the network ... After network entry is allowed, the subscriber station is allocated an access slot by the base station ... The time slot can enlarge and contract, but remains assigned to the subscriber station, which means that other subscribers cannot use it ...

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