Once the 802.16-2004 standard was complete, the IEEE committee began work to further evolve the standard to support mobile applications. Mobile communication is more complex than fixed communication. The technology must be able to hand off a wireless connection from one base station to another while the user is moving, without dropping the connection. The new 802.16e-2005 standard was completed in December 2005 and not only supports mobile applications but also nomadic and fixed applications. 802.16e-2005 is often referred to as mobile WiMAX.