New program drives growth for WiMAX by ensuring device interoperability across multiple WiMAX networks
October 18, 2010
SCHAUMBURG, Ill – October 18, 2010 – As part of its commitment to the expansion and adoption of WiMAX technologies, the Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today at 4G World 2010 announced a new program to enable the interoperability testing (IOT) of Motorola devices on any operator’s third-party WiMAX network. This program helps carriers ensure the interoperability and smooth deployment of consumer and business devices across multiple third-party networks.
The Motorola WiMAX Device Validation Program enables Motorola devices to be tested across multiple operators’ third-party networks and device management servers.
Motorola Global Services provides a dedicated team to test devices in operator integration labs and out in the field prior to deployment to detect issues before commercial launch.
WiMAX operators are free to select the customer premises equipment (CPE) and devices of their choice for their WiMAX networks.
Launched worldwide in January 2010, multiple operators have successfully tested and commercially launched Motorola devices after participating in the program.
The testing of Motorola devices on operators’ networks further expands on Motorola’s existing infrastructure IOT Program, allowing third-party WiMAX device manufacturers to validate their products on a Motorola WiMAX network.
Together, these validation programs expand on Motorola leadership efforts to grow an ecosystem of partnerships in support of the advancement of WiMAX.
This same program is being expanded to include our LTE device portfolio as well.
Fred Gabbard, vice president, Product Management, Motorola Solutions
“WiMAX technology is growing and fueling an ecosystem containing multiple vendors that need to interoperate with each other. With the Motorola WiMAX Device Validation Program, we are taking the lead to collaborate with industry device manufacturers and network operators to solve the challenges of interoperability of current and emerging devices across networks. We’re encouraging our partners to take advantage of our lab- and field-testing capabilities to ensure commercial deployment success.”
WiMAX Device Validation Program website
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