Point-to-multipoint fixed wireless broadband solution helps service providers and enterprises extend connectivity to unserved and hard-to-reach locations and customers.
The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business unit of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the latest addition to its industry-leading point-to-multipoint (PMP) fixed wireless broadband portfolio – the PMP 430 wireless broadband distribution and access network solution.
Offering increased throughput rates and better range in the 5.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands, this high-performance connectivity solution enables businesses, government agencies and service providers to extend high-speed connectivity to unserved and hard-to-reach locations and customers. The PMP 430 can be co-located with existing Motorola PMP wireless broadband networks to offer service providers greater connectivity from their existing access point locations and is an approved solution for providing broadband connectivity within the guidelines of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“The PMP 430 enables us to expand our network,” said Fergal Kearney, operations manager, Aptus Broadband. “The high throughput, low latency and long range enable us to provide connectivity to a larger number of subscribers in the area, some of which were previously difficult to connect.”
Motorola’s PMP 430 fixed wireless broadband and access network solution features Orthogonal Frequency Divisional Multiplexing (OFDM) tech¬nology to deliver outstanding throughput and long range as well as line of sight (LOS) and near-line of sight (nLOS) performance for reliable and secure data, voice and video connectivity. Offering more than 40 Mbps of total aggregate throughput per access point sector, the system can deliver more than 160 Mbps of throughput from a single tower location to difficult-to-reach subscribers, including those in multipath urban or rural areas.
The PMP 430’s higher gain antennas and OFDM technology provide extended ranges of up to 40 miles (64 km) when the subscriber module is configured with a passive LENS or reflector. Motorola’s latest solution also offers low one-way latency of less than 3.5 msec, enabling customers to provide high Quality of Service (QoS) for latency-sensitive voice and video services. The throughput rates of the PMP 430 subscriber modules can be upgraded easily from 4 to 40 Mbps via a software key system to meet customers’ changing bandwidth requirements.
“Service providers and enterprises seek technologies that are field-proven, cost-effective and easy to deploy,” said Tony Cecchin, senior director for global product operations, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions. “Motorola’s wireless broadband technologies deliver reliable connectivity to millions of business and residential subscribers across the world and the latest PMP 430 solution builds on this experience, offering low latency and flexibility for residential access, leased-line replacement and infrastructure for mesh access networks.”
Motorola relies on a worldwide network of best-in-class partners to deliver enterprise mobility solutions that provide real-time information for better decisions and better results. With a level of industry experience and business acumen that can only be garnered through in-the-field experience, our partners add significant value to enterprise mobility solutions. The PMP 430 wireless broadband distribution and access network solutions are expected to be available worldwide through Motorola channel partners and Motorola sales in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Motorola delivers seamless connectivity that puts real-time information in the hands of users, which gives customers the agility they need to grow their business or better serve and protect the public. Working seamlessly together with its world-class devices, Motorola’s unrivaled wireless network solutions include indoor wireless LAN, outdoor wireless mesh, point-to-multipoint, point-to-point networks and voice-over-WLAN solutions. Combined with powerful software tools for wireless network design, best-of-breed security, management and troubleshooting, Motorola’s solutions deliver trusted networking and access anywhere to organizations across the globe.