Motorola Introduces Second Generation, Wave 2-Ready WiMAX CPE and PC Card
New 802.16e devices provide enhanced throughput and speed; add further diversity to Motorola’s WiMAX portfolio
ARLINGTON HTS., Ill. - February 2008 – Motorola (NYSE:MOT) today unveiled two new 802.16e Wave 2-ready WiMAX devices. The desktop CPEi 750 and PCCw 200 PC card are part of a new generation of WiMAX devices designed to bring end-users higher data rates at a lower cost. These and other WiMAX customer premises equipment (CPE) and devices, along with Motorola’s WiMAX infrastructure solutions, will be on display enabling personal media experiences in Motorola’s booth (#8A159) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Feb. 11-14, 2008.
“Motorola offers a tiered portfolio of fixed and nomadic devices that meet a variety of feature and functionality requirements demanded by consumers,” said Fred Wright, senior vice president, Cellular Networks and WiMAX, Motorola. “From simple data-only devices to robust units that combine data, Voice over IP, and WiFi, our portfolio of market-tested, PC cards and award-winning design CPEs are helping to accelerate broadband growth for both fixed and mobile operators’ WiMAX deployments. With these devices, they can offer new services today to many types of customers.”
With the addition of the CPEi 750 and PCCw 200 PC card, Motorola continues to expand its portfolio of distinct and stylish Wave 2-ready WiMAX devices which includes the CPEi 850 - honored with the Industry Choice Award at WiMAX World USA 2007 in Chicago. These new Wave 2-ready devices are successors to Motorola’s currently available portfolio that includes the data-only CPEi 100 launched at CES 2008, the outdoor CPEo 400, and the PCCw 100 PC card. The portfolio also includes a data and VoIP product - the CPEi 300 - which was named Best of WiMAX World Europe 2007 in the devices category.
Motorola’s new PCCw 200 PC card can support both 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz on one card, giving users access to nomadic and mobile connectivity with global roaming capabilities. The PCCw 200 is expected to be available for commercial deployment in the second quarter of this year.
Motorola’s desktop CPEi 750, a second generation WiMAX 802.16e-compliant wireless broadband modem, provides fixed, wireless broadband connections to support bandwidth intensive, media rich applications. The CPEi 750 features one data and two VoIP/ATA ports and is available in both 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz. With its “plug-and-play” functionality, it acts as a compact communications center for advanced home communication. The CPEi 750 is slated for availability by mid-2008.
With true “plug-and-play” capability, operators are able to speed time to service and reduce operating costs associated with service turn-up. Users can be online in just a few minutes from the time they’ve unpacked the CPE from the box. The WiMAX network automatically detects the Motorola subscriber device upon power up and performs the necessary authentication processes. An elegant and user-friendly graphical interface allows end-users to self-diagnose their connections and personalize their service.
Motorola’s WiMAX device portfolio is fully compliant to the IEEE 802.16e-2005 technology standard which enables both fixed and mobile use. Products in the portfolio will be delivered for WiMAX Forum™ certification to ensure interoperability among the global WiMAX ecosystem.
Motorola’s wi4 WiMAX solutions are designed to support fixed, portable, nomadic and mobile applications. The WiMAX access points, CPEs, PC cards and mobile WiMAX chipsets under development for use in Motorola’s mobile devices are part of the MOTOwi4™ portfolio of solutions that complement and complete wireless broadband networks. For more information on Motorola’s wi4 WiMAX and MOTOwi4 solutions, please visit: http://direct.motorola.com/hellomoto/motowi4
Motorola currently has 17 contracts for commercial WiMAX systems and more than 60 WiMAX engagements in 40 countries worldwide, including 46 active trials. Information on Motorola’s global WiMAX activity can be found at: Motorola WiMAX World Tour
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