Motorola Shows WiMAX in Action Delivering Personal Media Experiences at WiMAX World 2008
Motorola features live demonstrations of ecosystem devices and tailors WiMAX experiences for home and on the go for Millennials, road warriors and home enhancers
CHICAGO – WIMAX World 2008 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a leading provider of mobile WiMAX equipment and deployed commercial networks worldwide, will unveil new products and demonstrate how WiMAX can accelerate the delivery of personal media experiences during WiMAX World 2008, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, in Chicago. Motorola is in stand #601 at McCormick Place.
Motorola’s demonstrations will address solutions for Millennials, who need to be in touch and live via social networks; road warriors, for whom productivity on the go is a must; and homelife enhancers, the busy set of parents, retired professionals and others who want technology to improve their lives.
Since last year’s show, when Motorola successfully demonstrated the world’s first mobile WiMAX handoffs during a cruise on the Chicago River, Motorola has become one of the first companies to achieve WiMAX Forum® certification of its WiMAX infrastructure – the WAP 25400 that was certified in June. Motorola has introduced a diverse portfolio of customer premise equipment (CPE) and network infrastructure and has nearly doubled its number of contracts, now at 22, for commercial WiMAX networks globally. The company is a leader in shipments of mobile WiMAX network infrastructure and CPE according to several analyst reports.
“Motorola recognized early on the potential for WiMAX to meet the needs of operators in emerging markets, greenfield deployments and to provide cost-effective, high-speed mobile broadband access,” said Darren McQueen, vice president, wireless broadband access technologies, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. “We’ve helped customers around the world successfully launch commercial WiMAX service, win market share and are seeing new applications and opportunities for WiMAX to accelerate the delivery of personal media experiences.”
Motorola also has vastly expanded the ecosystem of CPE, devices and chipsets from a variety of manufacturers that are compatible with or used in its WiMAX products. This ecosystem was showcased by Motorola during live WiMAX demonstrations with a host of applications and services at several major trade shows around the world, including CES and CTIA in the U.S. and WiMAX Forum events in Amsterdam and Singapore, and will be a part of the Motorola booth at WiMAX World.
Motorola also has taken further steps in boosting the global WiMAX ecosystem by launching its WiMAX interoperability testing program with locations in Arlington Heights, Ill., and Taiwan. At these two facilities, Motorola customers can validate that a device is compatible with their WiMAX network infrastructure and receive advice from Motorola as to which customer premises products and mobile devices they should consider.
WiMAX World Demos and Displays
In its booth at WiMAX World, Motorola is featuring zones on operator business cases and showing how WiMAX devices and applications can meet the needs of Millennials, road warriors and home enhancers. Motorola’s growing, award-winning device and CPE portfolio will be among an ecosystem of CPE and devices used in these demonstrations. The devices will include the new USBw 100 and the CPEi 750, both of which use the Beceem BCS200 chipset.
Motorola demonstrations will include:
* Media Mobility, representing the end-to-end delivery of personal media from video encoding and encapsulation, network and media management, WiMAX access, WiMAX enabled devices and innovative media mobility use cases
* Opportunities for operators to evaluate the WiMAX business case
* wi4 Wireless Access Point (WAP) 450 outdoor solution complete with outdoor Base Control Unit II (BCUII) and integrated backhaul. The wi4 WAP 450 is a compact, high-power, carrier class access point that is paired with the common platform BCUII to enhance network coverage and capacity while reducing OPEX and CAPEX.
* Network and operations management solutions including Network Management System (NMS), and information on the Service Activation Gateway (SAG), and Integrated Billing and Operational Support Systems (iBOSS) solutions that keep carrier-grade WiMAX networks running at optimal performance
* Simultaneous use of WiMAX, WiFi and 3G connections via channel bonding to illustrate how operators can maintain the relationship with their customers even when the customer is roaming
* Online gaming and social networking
* A series of demonstrations by Roundbox such as datacast active wallpaper, datacast radio and electronic service guide
Motorola Speakers at WiMAX World
Motorola Executive Vice President Dan Maloney will present a keynote, “Enabling Media Mobility Through 4G,” on Oct. 1, 2008. Five other Motorola representatives are also scheduled to speak at WiMAX World 2008. For a complete list, please visit http://www.motorola.com/wi4events.
For more information about Motorola’s portfolio of end-to-end wi4 WiMAX solutions, please visit http://www.motorola.com/wi4WiMAX or stop by booth 601 at WiMAX World USA.
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