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Motorola Wins WiMAX World Europe Award in Devices Category


WiMAX World Europe xchange announced today that Motorola has been selected to receive the WiMAX World Europe 2007 Award for the Motorola CPEi 200/300 series WiMAX desktop unit in the Devices Category. The awards recognize leaders in the development and deployment of WiMAX technologies. Nominations were open to exhibitors and sponsors of the WiMAX World Europe Conference, being held May 29-31, in Vienna, Austria, and selected by a judging panel of experts from the WiMAX community.

The Motorola CPEi 200/300 series desktop Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) offers a WiMAX solution that delivers fast, reliable, high-speed wireless Internet connectivity. Customer benefit from easy installation with “plug-and-play” functionality and the CPE employs multiple antenna technology, which delivers increased range, and higher throughput, when compared to products with single antenna solutions. In addition, the CPEi 300 series offers customers the ability to make Voice over IP (VoIP) calls enabling the CPE to be used for both data and voice connectivity, hence providing a new revenue stream.

The award was received by Motorola’s director of WiMAX global marketing, Hossein Parandeh, who commented: “We are delighted to be honored in these prestigious awards. It is testament to the innovative design, high quality and feature-rich CPEi 200/300 series of WiMAX desktop units. As a leader in WiMAX, Motorola is pioneering the end-to-end WiMAX experience, from the radio and core network infrastructure through to the end-user devices"

Motorola received the award last night during the WiMAX World Europe Conference at a reception following the close of the first day’s convention sessions. Eliot Weinman, president of Trendsmedia, the events and publishing division of Yankee Group that produces WiMAX World Conferences & Expos, and Mike Saxby, group publisher of xchange magazine, presented the awards in six categories.

“xchange is pleased to acknowledge Motorola’s contributions to the development and promotion of WiMAX technology and services,” said Saxby. “WiMAX success is dependent upon sustained innovation of companies like Motorola that will no doubt be rewarded in the marketplace but also deserve recognition by the community it supports.”

”Yankee Group would like to congratulate Motorola on winning this year’s device award,” said Weinman. “This award demonstrates Motorola’s place among the leaders of the WiMAX industry, and we look forward to seeing their future innovations.”

The winners were selected by an independent judging panel, including Craig Mathias, principal, Farpoint Group; Will Strauss, principal analyst, Forward Concepts; Adlane Fellah, CEO and founder, Maravedis Inc.; Caroline Gabriel, lead research analyst, Rethink Research; Philip Marshall, vice president of enabling technologies, Yankee Group; James Farstadt, founder and president, rClient LLC; and representatives from xchange and Trendsmedia.

For a complete list of winners, visit

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