Press Release Summary:
Common wireless broadband platform utilizes flexible modem technology allowing it to be used to support both WiMAX 802.16e access points and Long Term Evolution (LTE) evolved Node-B (eNodeB). LTE solution can include various radio options, including MIMIO and smart antennas. Comprised of various tower top and ground-based access point configurations utilizing MIMO B or smart antenna technology, WiMAX solution can be operated in 2.3, 2.5, and 3.5 GHz frequency bands.
Original Press Release:
Motorola Announces Common Wireless Broadband Platform to Support Both WiMAX and LTE
Continues delivering innovative, new products that help operators bring personal media experiences to consumers
ARLINGTON HTS., Ill., March 26 / / - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced a new common wireless broadband platform that will be used to support both WiMAX 802.16e access points and the Long Term Evolution (LTE) evolved Node-B (eNodeB). The new common platform is physically smaller than the first generation WiMAX product, further reducing operators' deployment and operating costs. Motorola's flexible modem technology allows the common platform to be software configurable to support either WiMAX or LTE.
"We're building upon our OFDM expertise and early success in WiMAX 802.16e as we develop our LTE product solutions," said Fred Wright, senior vice president, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. "We can reuse about 75 percent of the basic application software and platform technology we developed for WiMAX in our LTE products, thereby advancing our development efforts. For example, the new common wireless broadband platform is expected to be commercially deployed in WiMAX networks in 2008, followed by the LTE application available by late 2009 giving us the advantage of deploying LTE technology on a field proven platform."
Motorola's LTE solution is comprised of the common wireless broadband wireless platform and a selection of radio options that include MIMO and smart antennas. The portfolio includes frame based-mounted radios, remote radio heads and tower top radios to support a wide variety of LTE deployment scenarios across newly available spectrum as well as existing GSM and CDMA spectrum.
Motorola's WiMAX solution is comprised of a number of tower top and ground based access point configurations utilizing MIMO B or smart antenna technology and can be operated in the 2.3, 2.5 and 3.5 GHz frequency bands.
Motorola will showcase the new wireless common broadband platform as part of its media mobility showcase in booth #1806 at CTIA Wireless 2008 in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Apr. 1-3.
For more details about Motorola's LTE solutions please visit: www.motorola.com/lte and http://www.motorola.com/experiencelte
Motorola is a global leader in mobile WiMAX with 19 WiMAX contracts and more than 75 engagements in 44 countries worldwide. More information on Motorola's global WiMAX activity can be found at Motorola WiMAX World Tour. For more information on Motorola's wi4 WiMAX and MOTOwi4(TM) solutions, please visit: http://direct.motorola.com/hellomoto/motowi4.
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