BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 14, 2007 // -- 3GSM World Congress 2007 -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that it has been selected by Worldmax to install a pilot 802.16e WiMAX network in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Motorola's WiMAX solution will help Worldmax as it aims to realise its vision of broadband 'on the go'.
Jeanine van der Vlist, CEO Worldmax comments: "Personal broadband is the next step in satisfying the dependency and demand for broadband internet access - it will enable our customers to access broadband services on the go. We have chosen a mobile WiMAX solution from Motorola in order to validate its technical and operational performance ahead of a wider roll-out and service launch."
For the test network, Motorola is providing Worldmax with WiMAX equipment such as WiMAX Access Points (the WAP 400 series) and PC cards. The deployment is planned for Q1 2007 and will allow Motorola and Worldmax to assess full mobility services and the performance and commercial effectiveness of the solution.
"WiMAX will enable freedom in the way we communicate," said Jose Figueroa, corporate vice president, Motorola Networks & Enterprise. "As operators like Worldmax begin to pioneer new WiMAX-based services, consumers and businesses alike will experience boundary-less broadband communications - no longer tied to a home office, desk or hotspot."
"Motorola was early to recognise the potential of an 802.16e-based WiMAX solution with mobility built-in from the start, and is committed to developing industry-leading technology and services," added Figueroa.
To date, Motorola has announced four WiMAX contract wins and is participating in 23 WiMAX trials globally. Motorola's WiMAX solutions are designed to support fixed, portable, nomadic and mobile applications. The WiMAX access points, customer premises equipment, PC cards and mobile WiMAX chipsets under development for use in Motorola's devices are part of the MOTOwi4(TM) portfolio of solutions that complement and complete wireless broadband networks. For more information on Motorola's wi4 WiMAX and MOTOwi4 solutions, please visit: www.motorola.com/wi4
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Worldmax is the owner of the nationwide and exclusive 3.5 GHz license for the Dutch market. Worldmax offers services based on Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e)
The company's mission is to become the alternative for the 3rd Generation Wireless Networks within 3 years, enabling portable and mobile users to maintain high-speed connectivity at home, in the office and on the go.
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