Motorola Demonstrates CDMA Femtocell Solution at CTIA
Extends Motorola’s femtocell portfolio and approach to broadband everywhere
ARLINGTON HTS, Ill. – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) will demonstrate its expanded femtocell portfolio, including its CDMA solution, at Motorola’s booth #1806 at CTIA Wireless 2008 Apr. 1-3 in Las Vegas. An expansion to its current line of femtocell customer premises equipment (CPE), including the company’s first 3G UMTS femtocell CPE announced at Mobile World Congress last month, the CDMA-based femtocell enhances the company’s end-to-end femtocell portfolio.
The addition of the CDMA femtocell combined with the previously announced 3G UMTS solution means Motorola offers a portfolio of femtocell solutions for both technologies. The CDMA femtocell solution is expected to be commercially available in the fourth quarter of 2008.
“From infrastructure to CPE, Motorola’s experience in leading the development of femtocell technology is further fuelling the deployment and adoption of femtocells as a smart solution to connect to a consumer’s existing broadband service and provide higher-quality, higher-performance wireless voice and real-time data services inside the home,” said Darren McQueen, vice president, IMS, Cellular and Broadband Network Technologies, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. “With the addition of our CDMA femtocell portfolio, we can offer a fully tested and integrated, low-risk, fast-to-market solution to an even broader range of wireless and broadband users.”
Motorola is a leader in bridging IP and wireless networks. By utilizing standard communication protocols such as Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), Motorola’s femtocell solution will enable CDMA wireless carriers to accelerate the use of their IP-based core networks to immediately take advance of cost and service advantages that IP delivers. Motorola’s CDMA femtocell uniquely supports both 1xRTT and EV-DO technologies and can be deployed in a vendor’s CDMA network. The solution also leverages a Femto Network Gateway designed to address the mobility, performance and security issues facing wireless carriers that use the Internet to extend their radio access network.
Designed for high quality service levels, Motorola’s femtocell portfolio is enhanced by Motorola’s NBBS device management system. The NBBS platform is a highly scaleable service and CPE management system that enables an excellent end user experience while minimizing WiMAX, GSM and CDMA operators’ support cost, helping them to accelerate the introduction of new services and devices.
Femtocells are small, low-cost and low-power cellular access points that connect to a consumer’s existing broadband Internet service, enabling 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, femtocells enable a seamless communication experience as they roam from inside to outside their homes, reduced “in-home” call charges, improved indoor coverage and consolidated billing.
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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