First WiMAX 802.16e standard integrated voice and data service in Germany
TAUNUSSTEIN, Germany, Dec. 17 / / -- Motorola, Inc.
(NYSE: MOT) today announced that NeckarCom Telekommunikation GmbH, an
innovative German telecommunications provider, has launched its commercial
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service following the successful
implementation earlier this year of a WiMAX network in the Ulm region of
Germany by Motorola. The flexibility of the Motorola WiMAX solution has
enabled NeckarCom to easily integrate all of its current standard voice
services across the WiMAX network and offer a new combined voice and data
solution, quickly and effectively.
"We completed the roll-out of the WiMAX network in the Ulm region in
October, which enabled us to offer wireless broadband data services in an area
where fixed-line broadband services were not possible," said Mr. Juergen
Herrmann, managing director, NeckarCom Telekommunikation GmbH. "We are now
extending our services to offer VoIP, transforming communications in the
region. The breadth and quality of Motorola's WiMAX product portfolio will
support NeckarCom as we expand and bring further next-generation
communications tools and services to our customers."
"WiMAX is significantly disrupting traditional broadband business models
and challenging providers to think about how they roll-out new communications
networks and services in both metro and rural areas," said Joe Cozzolino,
corporate vice president & general manager, Motorola Home and Networks
Mobility EMEA. "The Motorola WiMAX network that NeckarCom chose to deploy a
few months ago is already transforming its communication capabilities in the
Ulm region. We are thrilled to be working with such a forward-looking provider
as NeckarCom. Together, we are demonstrating the key benefits that WiMAX
offers for voice and data communications today and in the future."
Customers in the Ulm region now benefit from a high-quality, low-cost,
complete communications package from a single provider. NeckarCom's
integrated voice and data service was the first 802.16e WiMAX-based offering
in Germany and is based on Motorola's WiMAX technology. WiMAX 802.16e is a
future-proof standard which can support fixed, nomadic, and mobile voice and
data services and will allow NeckarCom to build a next-generation portfolio of
communication offerings on its current WiMAX network.
About NeckarCom Telekommunikations GmbH
NeckarCom is a subsidiary of EnBW Regional AG. EnBW Baden-Wurttemberg AG
is the third-largest energy supply company in Germany and, specifically,
market leader in Baden-Wurttemberg. NeckarCom is active in the
telecommunications sector and primarily markets the fibre infrastructure of
EnBW. In addition, NeckarCom as regional carrier offers business customers in
Baden-Wurttemberg complete solutions in the form of innovative
telecommunications services such as location networking, broadband internet
access and VoIP. Further information can be found at www.neckarcom.de
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