It is widely recognized that with standardization comes volume manufacturing and reduced equipment costs. Systems composed of IEEE 802.16 2004 based WiMAX certified CPEs will address the cost or price of the end user equipment, leaving the issue of professional installation to be addressed. The concept of a self-installed CPE has been the Holy Grail for BWA from the beginning.

This paper discusses what 802.16 2004 and WiMAX can bring to the table in delivering on the promise of self-installation.