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Motorola Solutions Introduces Most Cost-Effective, Clear Path to 4G with WiMAX Access Point 850

by david.nunes

New WAP 850 protects operators’ current mobile broadband network investments while future proofing migration to 802.16m and LTE
October 18, 2010

SCHAUMBURG, Ill – Oct. 18, 2010 – Addressing the needs of WiMAX operators looking to evolve their networks to support richer mobile data, the Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today at 4G World 2010 announced the WiMAX Access Point (WAP) 850 to help WiMAX operators cost-effectively deliver 4G services such as video calling and voice over IP (VoIP) services to subscribers.


Motorola’s newest WiMAX Access Point (WAP) 850 base station allows operators to build fewer WiMAX sites with higher capacity, enabling them to support broadband networks today with a clear, future-proof migration path to 802.16m WiMAX or Long Term Evolution (LTE).
The WAP 850 is designed with proprietary Intelligent Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) scheduler software. When coupled with Motorola’s high capacity baseband hardware, it can result in up to 40% more subscribers than even a 4X8 base station, translating to significantly low total cost of ownership.
With lower equipment and operating costs, operators will be able to pass the savings on to consumers, offering them higher broadband speed rates at an affordable price.
WAP 850 is the First 100% Reusable WiMAX base station for LTE or LTE-Advanced.


Fred Gabbard, vice president, Product Management, Motorola Solutions
“Today’s mobile subscribers are conditioned to expect speedy data and voice access, and therefore demand increasingly higher broadband rates at lower prices. For a WiMAX operator, this translates into an urgent need to create a solid roadmap supporting greater network capacity. Motorola’s WiMAX WAP 850 offers operators a clear path toward building a 4G network by expanding WiMAX services while incrementally upgrading to 802.16m or LTE. In practice, this helps protect current network investments, while ensuring appropriate technology is in place to support future data rates.”


WiMAX World Tour website
Motorola Networks blog www.motorola.com/motoleads4g
Motorola Networks on Twitter www.twitter.com/motoleads4g
4G World event website

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Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to mobile and wireline digital communication devices that provide compelling experiences, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

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