Sunday, November 1, 2009

Motorola Ships 10,000th WiMAX Access Point

Motorola has shipped its 10,000th 802.16e WiMAX Access Point (WAP) base site. Motorola said its milestone shipment represents a more than 40 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since Motorola's first WiMAX access points were shipped in 2007.

In the 2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, and 3.5GHz the models currently shipping include the WAP 400 with 2x2 antenna technology and the WAP 450 - a higher power 2x2 unit. In addition, the WAP 800 in the 3.5GHz has the versatility to support both coverage and capacity models with 4x8 beam-forming antenna technology.

The recently announced 4x4 WAP 650, which is an easy field upgrade from the WAP 450, offers operators 30 percent reduction in total cost of ownership compared to average 2x2 base stations. Each new generation of the WAP product line is designed with improved energy efficiency in mind to be eco-friendly and reduce operating costs. For example, there is a more than 100 percent relative energy efficiency improvement from the first to second generation radio frequency (RF) unit.

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