The WiMAX or Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access is a new technology used for better telecommunications. Due to its being new in the market, many people are in doubt if this technology will really work efficiently as many experts claimed it to be. There should be the “quality of service” provided by this telecommunications technology. If it cannot guarantee quality of service, then it will have a low acceptance from the market. “Quality of Service” or QoS is a very important concept for WiMAX and other technological advancements.
WiMAX QoS is used in determining if the wireless technology has the ability in successfully delivering high-value services for clients or customers. It also determines whether WiMAX is capable of delivering high quality data over its wireless means.
The main factor in determining a good or bad QoS are latency, packet, and jitter loss. If there is lesser loss of jitter, packet, or latency, then there is a higher QoS provided by the WiMAX.
According to one resource, the WiMAX actually offers latency in a very low level across the technology’s wireless span. There are some vendors offering WiMAX products having lesser than 10 milliseconds of latency from the WiMAX station to the CPE, and vice versa. Therefore, measuring the WiMAX QoS should not just be made one line but it should be end-to-end.
Compared to other technologies like VoIP, the latency level of WiMAX is very low. Meanwhile, VoIP is known to have high latency level. One will know if a technology has a good latency if it does not exceed 150 milliseconds. Technologies in this range will provide dragging connection for the consumers. Thus, latency measuring above 200 milliseconds will make the conversation between two lines very incomprehensible.