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Motorola Introduces First WiMAX Outdoor CPE with Integrated VoIP for Greater Speed and Coverage


Second generation, Wave 2-ready device improves performance while reducing service provider network investments and support costs

Building on its well-established lead as the premier supplier of WiMAX infrastructure and CPE products to network operators around the world, Motorola, Inc., (NYSE: MOT) today introduced the Motorola wi4 WiMAX CPEo 450. This new outdoor CPE has integrated VoIP for simplicity, reliability and enhanced transmit and receive capabilities for extended range and increased throughput. The CPEo 450 will be on display at Motorola’s stand (Hall 8, A159) during Mobile World Congress 2009.

Built from the ground up for hassle-free installations, the CPEo 450 incorporates design features that minimize the time, effort and cost of bringing broadband and voice service to new subscriber locations. The outdoor WiMAX CPE integrates VoIP functionality directly into the unit – a unique feature that eliminates the need for multiple boxes, providing a reliable, compact and cost-effective solution. Other features that improve total cost of ownership for operators include integrated pole mounting brackets for convenience in installation, visual signal quality indicators for reliable device orientation, and a new high-performance antenna and radio design for interference mitigation and increased service coverage.

The Motorola wi4 WiMAX CPEo 450 is WiMAX Forum® Wave 2 ready and will be commercially available for shipments beginning in Q2 2009 for the 3.5 GHz band with support for 5, 7, and 10 MHz channel bandwidths.

“The CPEo 450 offers best-in-class performance with both voice and data capabilities in a compact outdoor form factor that is easy to install and reduces support costs" said Charles Riggle, senior director of strategy and business development, WiMAX devices, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. “Motorola’s CPEo 450 demonstrates once again that a superior performing CPE provides greater wireless coverage, increased throughput and network capacity, and higher service availability. These attributes translate into lower capex and operating cost for carriers, a faster ROI, lower churn and greater customer satisfaction.”

The CPEo 450 consists of an outdoor subscriber unit with integrated antennas and an indoor power adaptor incorporating an RJ45 Ethernet port and two RJ11 voice ports. All network configuration parameters come pre-loaded. When turned on, the network will automatically detect the CPEo 450 and perform all necessary authentication processes, allowing subscribers to immediately begin using voice and data services.

The CPEo 450, with highly sensitive receivers and cross-polarized antennas, achieves higher throughput further from an access point potentially reducing network infrastructure costs for operators. Motorola’s unique advanced power management design enhances system performance in outdoor installations typically used by remote and small enterprise customers where optimized speed and range are essential.

Motorola, a global leader in mobile WiMAX, has 25 contracts for commercial WiMAX systems with customers in 20 countries and has shipped more than 6,600 3-sector and 4-sector access points and hundreds of thousands of CPEs and USB broadband modems. Motorola’s WiMAX business for contract deployments, trials and other customer engagements covers 49 countries worldwide.

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