Developed as an European answer to the WiMAX (or the IEEE 802.16 standard) and the Korean technology WiBro to equip Europe and other countries that follow the ETSI standard with a wireless network communication of 2 – 11 GHz bands, it mainly focuses in providing broadband Wireless DSL that covers a large geographic area.

The technology of HIPERMAN otherwise the High Performance Radio Metropolitan Area Network is a standard formed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN) group.

Functioning at the radio frequencies between 2 GHz and 11 GHz, the HIPERMAN standard is designed for Fixed Wireless Access demand to SMEs and residences using the basic MAC (DLC and CLs) of the IEEE 802.16-2001 standard. Created under the close collaboration with IEEE 802.16, such that the HIPERMAN standard and a subset of the IEEE 802.16a-2003 standard will interoperate seamlessly.

The vision behind HIPERMAN mainly aims in providing solutions for broadband below the frequency 11 GHz (mainly in the 3.5 GHz band) and also for supporting the packet switched networks and the fixed and nomadic applications focusing primarily on the residential and small business user environments. Focusing the IP traffic HIPERMAN supports the ATM and also provides a range of service categories, full Quality of Service, fast connection control management, strong security, fast adaptation of coding, modulation and transmit power to propagation conditions and is capable of non-line-of-sight operation. Facilitating both PMP and Mesh network configurations HIPERMAN also helps both the FDD and the TDD frequency allocations and H-FDD terminals. The highlight of using HIPERMAN for accomplishing the entire task is that the implementation and the interoperability are carried out with very less options.