WiMAX Aggregate

University of Massachusetts Amherst

This WiMAX aggregate supports the GENI Aggregate Provider Agreement (08/14/2014).

WiMAX Aggregate Overview

Aggregate Manager Common Name UMass; umass-wimax
Aggregate Resources A WiMAX aggregate includes one or more WiMAX Base station(s), 3 dedicated PCs that can load experimenter specified OS images equipped with WiMAX USB dongles and multiple Samsung Galaxy S2 handsets runing Android 4.1. The WiMAX Base stations are also connected to the InstaGENI racks to provide dataplane connectivity.
Typical Experiments WiMAX Aggregates provide a controllable, predictable, and repeatable network environment. Experimenters get dedicated PCs on which they have full "root" access, run available operating systems of their choice, connect nodes to the WiMAX Base station and choose a datapath vlan to send their traffic.
Sample RSpecs Link to RSpecs used successfully for dataplane connectivity from racks to the WiMAX base stations on WiMAX-multipoint and WiMAX-local VLANs
Slice Authorities Recognized GENI Portal (, Orbit (
Layer 2 Connectivity There is no layer2 connectivity to GENI Internet2 network from this site due to topographical issues and cost associated with deploying fiber.

Aggregate Management

Aggregate Operator [Cong Wang Cong, Brian Lynn]
Resource Owner [Michael Zink]
Technical POC [Cong Wang Cong, Brian Lynn, Michael Zink]
Developer Links Software pages: WiMAXOrbit OMF Software; Project page: WiMAX Project; Developer mailing list:
Last modified 5 years ago Last modified on 06/30/15 11:14:15