In  an algorithm has been presented that computes a maximal independent set (MIS) within
) rounds in an n-node multichannel radio network with
communication channels. The paper uses a multichannel variant of the standard graphbased radio network model without collision detection and it assumes that the network graph is a polynomially bounded independence graph (BIG), a natural combinatorial generalization of well-known geographic families. The upper bound of  is known to be optimal up to the polyloglog
In this paper, we adapt this algorithm and its analysis to improve the result of  in two ways. Mainly, we get rid of the polyloglog
factor in the running time and we thus obtain an asymptotically optimal multichannel radio network MIS algorithm. In addition, our new analysis allows to generalize the class of graphs from those with polynomially bounded local independence to graphs where the local independence is bounded by an arbitrary function of the neighborhood radius.