Moto Takes 3G Indoors

Motorola introduces new AXPT high-speed indoor access point for UMTS networks

January 25, 2006

2 Min Read

SWINDON, U.K. -- Taking the next step in its mobile broadband strategy, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT - News) today introduced its new High Speed Access Point -- Motorola AXPT -- for enhanced indoor mobile broadband access. The Motorola AXPT was unveiled to leading mobile operators around the world, with live over-the-air demonstrations revealing exceptional coverage and capacity directly indoors.

Motorola AXPT, which can be added to any existing UMTS network, is designed to enable mobile operators to tap into the lucrative enterprise broadband market by maintaining cellular traffic after the user moves indoors. Motorola AXPT was developed to address the specific indoor coverage and capacity challenges that mobile operators face when delivering HSDPA mobile broadband within the enterprise space.

HSDPA provides specific challenges to mobile operators as a stronger signal is required to deliver the broadband speeds at the high 3G frequencies. In addition, capacity must be increased to satisfy office-based broadband usage which could congest the current cellular network. Motorola AXPT is designed to help mobile operators retain and grow broadband usage on their cellular network, by reducing the need for users to switch to alternative fixed or wireless broadband services in the office environment.

"The enterprise market offers an exciting opportunity for operators looking to grow 3G business and deliver new mobile broadband services with HSDPA. Enterprise customers in particular want convenience, with one device, one bill, one provider for all communication services and the same experience on the move and within buildings," comments Raghu Rau, senior vice president, global marketing and strategy, Motorola Networks. "The Motorola AXPT takes a novel approach, adopting the WiFi model to deliver cost savings to the enterprise whilst retaining the benefits of cellular solutions. It delivers high quality coverage and capacity in-building directly where operators need to serve their enterprise customers."

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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