Smaller, more powerful, carrier class wi4 WiMAX access point (WAP) 450 provides enhanced coverage and capacity
SINGAPORE, April 8, 2008 -- Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) announced today that it is expanding the Motorola wi4 WiMAX access point portfolio with the introduction of the new 802.16e Wave 2-ready WAP 450. The WAP 450 access point uses the recently announced 4G common broadband base control unit. The WAP 450 has a smaller common equipment cabinet and a more powerful tower-top RF module that can improve coverage and capacity by delivering up to 10 watts of power output per sector at the antenna port. The 10 watts of power at the antenna port in WAP 450 is comparable to 20 watts or more power of a traditional ground base station which typically looses half of its power in the RF cables. The new product will be available in the 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz frequency bands commonly used by WiMAX operators worldwide.
The WAP 450 is WiMAX Wave 2-ready and incorporates diversity antenna techniques which allow the realization of Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO) capability offering greater range performance, improved in building penetration along with full mobility support.
With an ultra light infrastructure, highly integrated design, thin fiber connection that eliminates heavy coaxial cables and operates with very low power consumption, the WAP 450 increases the speed and flexibility of installation, and maintains a simple infrastructure design for operators.
"The WAP 450 also provides performance and cost advantages to operators so they can reduce capital and operating expenditures while extending coverage and enabling more data-rich and bandwidth-intensive applications to satisfy their customers' demands," said Adolfo Masini, vice president, Home & Networks Mobility, Motorola Inc.
Motorola's WAP 450 is a carrier class solution that endures network expansion cycles. As the operator's WiMAX network evolves, the dynamic broadband capabilities continue to give operator a high performance not only during the initial coverage stage but also during the capacity & network expansion stage.
High power WAP 450 comes with dynamic broadband capability that mitigates interference, dynamically changes capacity between cell edge and core as network evolves, and gives flexibility of selectable channel bandwidths. The WAP 450 is scheduled to be available in Q4 2008 in the 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz bands and Q1 2009 in the 3.5 GHz frequency band.
Motorola's wi4 WiMAX solutions are designed to support fixed, portable, nomadic and mobile applications. Motorola's Flexible wi4 WiMAX Access Point portfolio can be easily configured to support a wide range of coverage, capacity, and application scenarios utilizing an array of options including tower-top and tower bottom power amplifiers, distributed electronics, MIMO and smart antenna techniques.
Motorola currently has 19 WiMAX 802.16e contracts for deployment of various WiMAX solutions in 18 countries worldwide. For more information about Motorola wi4 WiMAX solutions, please visit: http://www.motorola.com/wimax.
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