Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Motorola to Offer Common Wireless Broadband Platform to Support WiMAX and LTE

Motorola outlined plans for a new common wireless broadband platform that will be used to support both WiMAX 802.16e access points and the Long Term Evolution (LTE) evolved Node-B (eNodeB). The new common platform will be physically smaller than the first generation WiMAX product, and it will be software configurable to support either WiMAX or LTE.

Motorola's LTE solution is comprised of the common wireless broadband wireless platform and a selection of radio options that include MIMO and smart antennas. The portfolio includes frame based-mounted radios, remote radio heads and tower top radios to support a wide variety of LTE deployment scenarios across newly available spectrum as well as existing GSM and CDMA spectrum.

Motorola's WiMAX solution is comprised of a number of tower top and ground based access point configurations utilizing MIMO B or smart antenna technology and can be operated in the 2.3, 2.5 and 3.5 GHz frequency bands.

Motorola will showcase the new wireless common broadband platform at next week's CTIA Wireless 2008 in Las Vegas.http://www.motorola.com/experiencelte