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Table 2 The mobile WiMAX PHY data rates (Source: WiMAX Forum [35])

From: Dynamic admission control and bandwidth reservation for IEEE 802.16e mobile WiMAX networks

Parameter Downlink Uplink Downlink Uplink
System bandwidth 5 MHz 10 MHz
FFT size 512 1024
Null sub-carriers 92 104 184 184
Pilot sub-carriers 60 136 120 280
Data sub-carriers 360 272 720 560
Symbol period 102.9 μs
Frame duration 5 ms
OFDM symbols/frame 48
Data OFDM symbols 44
Mod Coding rate 5 MHz channel 10 MHz channel
   Downlink rate (Mbps) Uplink rate (Mbps) Downlink rate (Mbps) Uplink rate (Mbps)
QPSK 1/2 CTC, 6x 0.53 0.38 1.06 0.78
  1/2 CTC, 4x 0.79 0.57 1.58 1.18
  1/2 CTC, 2x 1.58 1.14 3.17 2.35
  1/2 CTC, 1x 3.17 2.28 6.34 4.70
  3/4 CTC 4.75 3.43 9.50 7.06
16 QAM 1/2 CTC 6.34 4.57 12.67 9.41
  3/4 CTC 9.50 6.85 19.01 14.11
64 QAM 1/2 CTC 9.50 6.85 19.01 14.11
  2/3 CTC 12.67 9.14 25.34 18.82
  3/4 CTC 14.26 10.28 28.51 21.17
  5/6 CTC 15.84 11.42 31.68 23.52