Moto Intros Wave 2 Access Point

Motorola expands wi4 WiMax access point portfolio with the introduction of the 802.16e Wave 2-ready WAP 450

April 9, 2008

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SINGAPORE -- Motorola Inc.(NYSE: MOT) announced today that it is expanding the Motorola wi4 WiMAX accesspoint portfolio with the introduction of the new 802.16e Wave 2-ready WAP 450.

The WAP 450 access point uses the recently announced 4G common broadband basecontrol unit. The WAP 450 has a smaller common equipment cabinet and a morepowerful tower-top RF module that can improve coverage and capacity bydelivering up to 10 watts of power output per sector at the antenna port. The10 watts of power at the antenna port in WAP 450 is comparable to 20 watts ormore power of a traditional ground base station which typically looses half ofits power in the RF cables. The new product will be available in the 2.3 GHz,2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz frequency bands commonly used by WiMAX operatorsworldwide.

The WAP 450 is WiMAX Wave 2-ready and incorporates diversity antennatechniques which allow the realization of Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output(MIMO) capability offering greater range performance, improved in buildingpenetration along with full mobility support.

With an ultra light infrastructure, highly integrated design, thin fiberconnection that eliminates heavy coaxial cables and operates with very lowpower consumption, the WAP 450 increases the speed and flexibility ofinstallation, and maintains a simple infrastructure design for operators.

"The WAP 450 also provides performance and cost advantages to operators sothey can reduce capital and operating expenditures while extending coverageand enabling more data-rich and bandwidth-intensive applications to satisfytheir customers' demands," said Adolfo Masini, vice president, Home & NetworksMobility, Motorola Inc.

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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