Moto Intros Femtocells

Motorola announces family of femtocell solutions and management solution for WiMax and mobile devices

February 7, 2008

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HORSHAM, Pa. -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today unveiled its first 3G femtocell customer premises equipment (CPE), the first two units from a portfolio of CPEs that will be commercially available in the second half of 2008, as part of the company’s end-to-end femtocell solution.

The femtocell CPEs that will be showcased at Motorola’s booth (#8A159) at Mobile World Congress 2008 include:

  • The 8000 Series – Motorola Femtocell Access Point: is a stand-alone Femtocell with an Ethernet bridge. This product is suitable for connecting to a standard home broadband modem or an existing Wi-Fi® gateway

  • The 8100 Series – Motorola Femtocell Ethernet Gateway: is an integrated Femtocell access point, with a 4-port Ethernet gateway, Voice over IP port, USB connections, and an integrated 802-11 b/g Wi-Fi router. This enables users to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi from their laptops computers and to the 3G cellular network via their standard 3G phone from the same integrated home gateway.

The Motorola end-to-end femtocell solution is designed for high quality of service levels and is enhanced by the Motorola NBBS platform – Motorola’s device management system. NBBS is a highly scaleable service and CPE management system that enables an excellent end user experience while minimizing operator support costs. Motorola also announced today the launch of the new version 5.0 of NBBS enabling broadband CPE, femtocell and mobile device management for WiMAX, GSM and CDMA operators, helping them to accelerate the introduction of new services and devices.

“Motorola is leading the way in the development of femtocell technology. We now have three trials taking place and our portfolio boasts a true integrated end-to-end solution,” said Alan Lefkof, corporate vice president, Motorola Broadband Solutions Group, Motorola Inc. “The portfolio maximises Motorola’s expertise in home gateways, CPE management systems and FMC solutions, enabling us to offer operators an end-to-end, fully tested and integrated, low risk, fast-to-market offering.”

In a separate release:

HORSHAM, Pa. -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today unveiled its next generation NBBS device management system. With the new 5.0 version of NBBS, Motorola has extended its industry leading device management solution to serve wireless carrier needs – enabling broadband customer premises equipment (CPE), femtocell and mobile device management for WiMAX, GSM/UMTS and CDMA operators. With the new version of NBBS, carriers can accelerate the introduction of new services and devices.

Motorola’s NBBS is a software platform that enables operators to remotely access, configure, and troubleshoot the full portfolio of consumer devices – including mobile phones, CPE and femtocells. This helps to lower operators’ costs by reducing truck rolls and lowering operational expenses. It also helps to increase revenues by accelerating new service introduction. NBBS is a scaleable, carrier-grade system that manages devices, home networks and services. In addition, NBBS enables an excellent end-user experience, improving the relationship between the carrier and the subscriber.

“This new version of our NBBS management platform changes the device management game. It supports our customers’ changing needs as they deploy the next generation of wireless services and devices,” said Alan Lefkof, corporate vice president, Motorola Broadband Solutions Group, Motorola Inc. “Our NBBS platform now goes far beyond the activation of new devices; it allows our customers to manage their customers’ home network and services.”

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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