HIPERMAN is an acronym for High Performance Radio Metropolitan Area Network. HIPERMAN is a European standard created by the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI) Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN) group. HIPERMAN provides broadband Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) at radio frequencies between 2 GHz and 11 GHz. HIPERMAN is a european alternative to the IEEE 802.16 standard (WiMAX).
The HIPERMAN standard is developed in close cooperation with the IEEE 802.16 standard. Both standards make use of OFDM. HIPERMAN enables both point-multipoint (PMP) and Mesh network configurations. HIPERMAN also supports both FDD and TDD frequency allocations.