Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Motorola Shows WiMAX Desktop Device

Motorola introduced its WiMAX CPEi 100 device

-- a single data port, 2.5 GHz "plug-and-play" WiMAX solution. It is designed to sit on a desktop and serve as the interface between a computer and the WiMAX network. The product is expected to be available in 2008 for WiMAX operators who have systems in the 2.5 GHz band.

"Performance and ease-of-use are essential to motivate consumers to upgrade to higher performance wireless broadband technologies, "said Fred Wright, Motorola senior vice president, Cellular Networks and Broadband. "The CPEi 100 provides that experience and enables WiMAX operators to offer a home device that consumers can install and setup in only a matter of minutes."

Motorola noted that it currently has 15 WiMAX contracts and more than 57 WiMAX engagements in 38 countries worldwide, including 44 active trials.