There has been a remarkable growth in the field of wireless communication standards and most of these standards find their roots back in 1996 (IEEE 802.11). These wireless standards are characterized based on their range, maximum signal rate, number of channels, channel bandwidth, data protection, frequency band, Quality of Service (QoS) and applications. The objective of this paper is the comprehensive study of High PErformance Radio Local Area Network (HiperLAN) and High PErformance Radio Metropolitan Area Network (HiperMAN) wireless standards created by the European Telecommunication Standards Institute’s (ETSI) project Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN). HiperLAN is the European alternative of the IEEE 802.11 WLAN while HiperMAN is the European alternative of the IEEE 802.16 WiMax. HiperLAN was proposed to obtain higher data rates than 802.11 and was launched in 1996 as HiperLAN/1 succeeded by HiperLAN/2 in 2000 to compete with IEEE 802.11a. HiperMAN was aimed to provide access in large area with ease of deployment and was developed on the basis of IEEE 802.16 and 802.16a.
Wireless Communication, IEEE 802.11, HiperLAN, HiperMAN, QoS, ETSI, BRAN.
Akash Gupta; Raj Gaurav Mishra, Comprehensive Study of HiperLAN and HiperMAN Family of Wireless Communication Standards, HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research (IJTIR), Volume 18, Issue 2, February 2016, e-ISSN: 2321-1814, ISBN (Print): 978-1-944170-16-5.