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Motorola Spotlights LTE eNodeB at CTIA Wireless 2009


WBR 500r advanced eNodeB features flexible deployment options for operators to deliver compelling mobile broadband services with lower total cost of ownership

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.– Motorola, Inc., (NYSE: MOT), a leading provider of broadband networks, will showcase its Wireless Broadband Radio (WBR) 500r Long-Term Evolution (LTE) eNodeB at CTIA Wireless 2009. The WBR 500r is Motorola’s latest advancement in bringing to market a very agile zero footprint LTE solution that addresses the full scope of wireless carriers’ deployment needs to provide an advanced LTE RAN solution that meets size, and deployment cost criteria.

Motorola’s flexible eNodeB LTE base stations will support Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) or Time Division Duplex (TDD) and will be available in a range of frequencies from 700MHz to 2.6GHz with bandwidths from 1.4 MHz to 20MHz. The eNodeB features enhanced coverage and capacity for improved performance, superior power efficiency for reduced energy consumption and lower total cost of ownership, and advanced self organizing network (SON) implementation that help operators build and operate their LTE networks at a lower cost.

“Motorola is actively involved in LTE trials and is committed to research and development of both TDD and FDD LTE solutions with lab facilities in China, North America and our new demonstration lab in the U.K.,” said Darren McQueen, vice president, wireless broadband networks, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. “We remain on track for the first commercial release of our LTE solutions for 700Mhz and 2.6GHz – including the WBR 500r – later this year.”

Since 2003, Motorola has shipped more than 87,000 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) radios and more than one million OFDM CPEs. As a result Motorola has gained significant deployment and operations experience with OFDM broadband networks. Using Motorola’s field-proven OFDM technology and platforms, the WBR 500 series LTE base station is built to increase coverage and capacity in even the most challenging RF environments.

Motorola’s LTE solution includes the WBR 500 series eNodeB, evolved packet core (EPC), high-speed backhaul, network and device management solutions, and a complete portfolio of professional services. Motorola’s flexible LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) portfolio features various combinations of frame-based radios and remote radio units with a tower top option that can support a wide variety of LTE deployment scenarios across existing and new virgin spectrum.

Motorola’s LTE RAN solution incorporates a field-proven intelligent RF scheduler, support for advanced antenna techniques such as Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MIMO) and beamforming, and an advanced receiver design to further increase site capacity and improve subscriber experience. In addition, Motorola’s LTE WBR 500 series platform features integrated SON - built leveraging years of research at Motorola’s autonomics lab and expertise in implementation in mission critical public safety networks - to reduce the cost to deploy and maintain the wireless broadband network.

Motorola’s Wireless Networks Business has a global presence with radio access solutions deployed in more than 160 active networks encompassing WiMAX, 3GPP, 3GPP2 and iDEN®.


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