The WiMAX framework is based on
several core principles:
i Support for different RAN topologies.
Well-defined interfaces to enable 802.16 RAN architecture
independence while enabling seamless integration and interworking with Wi-Fi,
3GPP3 and 3GPP2 networks.
Leverage and open, IETF-defined IP technologies to build scalable
all-IP 802.16 access networks using common off the shelf (COTS) equipment.
Support for Ipv4 and Ipv6 clients and application servers,
recommending use of Ipv6 in the infrastructure.
Functional extensibility to support future migration to full
mobility and delivery of rich broadband multimedia.