Sunday, July 23, 2006

SOFTBANK Tests WiMAX (802.16e-2005) with Motorola

Motorola is supplying an end-to-end WiMAX (802.16e-2005)trial system including access points, an access network, and prototype WiMAX mobile handheld devices to SOFTBANK for testing in Tokyo. Expected to begin in September 2006, the five-month trial will focus on performance of WiMAX in the 2.5GHz spectrum with regards to throughput and range, as well as the speed of network handovers between access points.

Motorola will be deploying five WiMAX access points and 25 prototype WiMAX mobile handheld devices. The trial will also showcase MIMO (multi-input, multi-output) capabilities of Motorola's WiMAX solutions in supporting multi- antenna telecommunications systems as well as enabling greater data throughput and range.

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