Results to shape future high-speed wireless broadband service offerings
CHICAGO, Sept. 26 // -- WIMAX WORLD USA -- Motorola,
Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is working jointly with Primus Canada and Mipps Inc. on
trials of WiMAX IEEE 802.16e-2005 in Toronto. The trial, using Motorola's wi4
WiMAX solution, will provide valuable in-field experience and data to both
service providers as they evaluate WiMAX technology for planned future
deployments of innovative, high-speed wireless broadband services to their
customers throughout Canada.
With WiMAX users can enjoy untethered access to Internet applications such
as browsing and video streaming using customer premise equipment (modems),
PCMCIA cards for laptops, and handheld devices at speeds greater than today's
Mipps Inc. ("Mipps") acquired 3.5 GHz licensed spectrum covering Toronto
as well as similar spectrum in most major cities across Canada. Mipps is
building the WiMAX network infrastructure in Toronto and the companies will
collaborate and share knowledge and expertise gained throughout the trial.
"Primus Canada's trial of the latest WiMAX technology, in partnership with
Mipps, is another example of our dedication to providing Canadians with
leading-edge services and features," said Ted Chislett, president of Primus
Canada. "Toronto, being a critical market for Primus, represents an ideal
test-market for this initiative, which could lead to a roll-out in other
centers across Canada in the coming months."
"As a wireless network operator, and given the potential for WiMAX to
become a widely embraced technology in Canada, we are pleased to evaluate the
WiMAX IEEE 802.16e capabilities with a leading supplier such as Motorola, and
to explore the possibilities of new services with Primus Canada's innovative
offerings," said Joe Boutros, president of Mipps. "The benefits of WiMAX
technology and the ecosystem of equipment suppliers that can support us in
other trials make WiMAX an attractive option for us to evaluate as we design
"For markets like Canada that have readily accessible access to broadband
connectivity, Motorola's wi4 WiMAX solutions create a cost-efficient business
model that can enable a new wireless operator to quickly realize the large
revenue potential of corporate as well as residential users," said Fred
Wright, senior vice president, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. "The
ability to come to market quickly and effectively is critical for success of
these entrepreneurs. We expect that the collaboration in these trials will
Motorola's wi4 WiMAX solutions are part of its MOTOwi4(TM) portfolio of
innovative wireless broadband solutions and services that creates, complements
and completes IP networks. Delivering IP coverage to virtually all spaces,
the MOTOwi4 portfolio also includes fixed broadband, mesh, and indoor
solutions for private and public networks. For more information, please visit
About Primus Canada
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. is the largest alternative
communications carrier in Canada with over 1,000,000 customers. The Company
offers facilities-based voice, data, e-commerce, Web hosting, VoIP and
broadband Internet services utilizing ADSL2+ technology. Primus Canada's
national network consists of nationwide switches with international
connectivity through its parent company's global network, ATM and IP nodes,
and collocation facilities at major cities across the country. Primus Canada
is also one of Canada's largest MVNO's (Mobile Virtual Network Operator)
offering PRIMUS Wireless service. Primus Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of McLean, Virginia-based PRIMUS Telecommunications Group, Incorporated
(OTC Bulletin Board: PRTL). Primus Canada news and information are available
at the Company's Web site at www.primus.ca.
About Mipps Inc.
Mipps Inc. is a Canadian wireless operator and has acquired 3.5 GHz
licensed spectrum in 40 licensed areas covering most major cities and towns
across Canada potentially serving over 15 million in population. Mipps is one
of the first companies in Canada to use fixed wireless technologies to
conveniently and cost-effectively meet the full range of communications and
e-services needs of organizations of all sizes. In addition to supplying its
customers with robust and secure wireless broadband service at speeds ranging
from T1 through to an unprecedented 480Mbps, Mipps provides a host of other
comprehensive Internet related services. Mipps' world class technology takes
advantage of international standards and provides innovative services to
end-users with the highest reliability.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in
wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless
mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply
and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and
need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do"
experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support
services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had
sales of US $42.8 billion in 2006. For more information about our company,
our people and our innovations, please visit www.Motorola.com.
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