Moto Touts Mobile WiMax Plans

Motorola accelerates development of WiMax solutions and introduces its Moto Wi4 product portfolio

July 26, 2005

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT), a global leader in wireless communications and mobility, has expanded its strategic focus to bring comprehensive WiMAX (802.16e) solutions quickly to market to fulfill the rapidly growing demand for fixed and mobile wireless broadband solutions. The initiative includes a combination of increased R&D, resources, and technology relationships; and the introduction of the MOTOWi4 product portfolio that will take operators to the 4th generation of mobile wireless networks.

"Motorola has aligned our Networks business to support a companywide initiative to develop WiMAX and other mobile broadband wireless solutions that provide an effective means for carriers to give their customers broadband services when and where they want them at an affordable cost," said Dan Coombes, senior vice president, general manager of Wireless Broadband Networks, and chief technology officer for Motorola Networks. "With our longstanding history as a top provider of both broadband wireless access systems and cellular networks, a portfolio of technology innovations from all businesses, and the focused efforts of our engineering teams, Motorola is well on the way to delivering WiMAX solutions."

The MOTOWi4 portfolio of WiMAX solutions includes a "light infrastructure" solution for rural areas and developing countries that offers very low cost of deployment and ownership, and a carrier-class solution. The carrier-class solution embodies Motorola's CAP architecture that uses all-IP access technology to put intelligence into the base station itself, thereby eliminating several hardware elements from the radio access network. This peer-to-peer architecture offers carriers the opportunity to lower capital and operational costs while also reducing footprint requirements.

Motorola recently announced a major joint technology development agreement with Sprint for wireless broadband WiMAX 802.16e technology testing and equipment trials. The agreement spans lab testing of the MOTOWi4 portfolio of WiMAX base stations, smart antenna technology and multimedia handsets. Motorola's breadth of experience also includes delivering high quality, fully mobile wireless solutions for more than 20 years and deploying wireless broadband products in more than 100 countries.

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