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Motorola Announces Family of Femtocell Solutions


Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today unveiled its first 3G femtocell customer premises equipment (CPE), the first two units from a portfolio of CPEs that will be commercially available in the second half of 2008, as part of the company’s end-to-end femtocell solution.

The femtocell CPEs that will be showcased at Motorola’s booth (#8A159) at Mobile World Congress 2008 include:

* The 8000 Series – Motorola Femtocell Access Point: is a stand-alone Femtocell with an Ethernet bridge. This product is suitable for connecting to a standard home broadband modem or an existing Wi-Fi® gateway
* The 8100 Series – Motorola Femtocell Ethernet Gateway: is an integrated Femtocell access point, with a 4-port Ethernet gateway, Voice over IP port, USB connections, and an integrated 802-11 b/g Wi-Fi router. This enables users to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi from their computers and to the 3G cellular network via their standard 3G phone from the same integrated home gateway.

The Motorola end-to-end femtocell solution is designed for high quality of service levels and is enhanced by the Motorola NBBS platform – Motorola’s device management system. NBBS is a highly scaleable service and CPE management system that enables an excellent end user experience while minimizing operator support costs. Motorola also announced today the launch of the new version 5.0 of NBBS enabling broadband CPE, femtocell and mobile device management for WiMAX, GSM/UMTS and CDMA operators, helping them to accelerate the introduction of new services and devices.

“Motorola is leading the way in the development of femtocell technology. We now have three trials taking place and our portfolio boasts a true integrated end-to-end solution,” said Alan Lefkof, corporate vice president, Motorola Broadband Solutions Group, Motorola Inc. “The portfolio maximises Motorola’s expertise in home gateways, CPE management systems and FMC solutions, enabling us to offer operators an end-to-end, fully tested and integrated, low risk, fast-to-market offering.”

Femtocells enable operators to provide higher-quality and higher-performance wireless voice and real-time data services to their customers inside their homes. In addition, they enable a lower cost of delivery for wireless traffic in comparison to a macrocell network. For consumers, the benefits of femtocell include a seamless communication experience as they roam from inside to outside their homes, reduced “in-home” call charges, improved indoor coverage and consolidated billing - all from their existing 3G handsets.

Motorola is a member of the Femto Forum, the independent industry association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide. In addition, Motorola leverages its leadership in fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) deployments and experience in delivering convergence solutions to major operators worldwide.
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