Motorola, Inc.’s Home & Networks Mobility business today announced that it has shipped its 10,000th 802.16e WiMAX Access Point (WAP) base site. This milestone shipment represents a more than 40 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since Motorola’s first WiMAX access points were shipped in 2007, and adds to Motorola’s continued momentum in delivering WiMAX solutions and winning contracts with operators world wide.
Motorola’s WAP portfolio includes a variety of solutions designed to meet an operator’s specific needs for coverage and capacity. In the 2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, and 3.5GHz the models currently shipping include the WAP 400 with 2×2 antenna technology and the WAP 450 – a higher power 2×2 unit. In addition, the WAP 800 in the 3.5GHz has the versatility to support both coverage and capacity models with 4×8 beam-forming antenna technology.
The recently announced 4×4 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 2×2 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.
“This shipment milestone is further evidence of the success we’ve achieved in delivering mobile WiMAX,” said Bruce Brda, senior vice president and general manager Wireless Networks, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. “Motorola, the No. 1 market share leader in WiMAX, is committed to 802.16e mobile WiMAX and to the future path of WiMAX 802.16m. In fact, Motorola is on the IEEE 802.16 Task Group m (TGm) Leadership Team and helped design the 16m standard.”
Motorola has been a pioneer in developing mobile WiMAX since 2005 when it was one of the first companies to declare its support solely behind 802.16e. Motorola now stands poised to help launch the next iteration of this mobile broadband technology, 802.16m – also known as WiMAX Release 2, with continued development of its WiMAX portfolio.
Motorola has more than 35 WiMAX contracts in every region of the world, in 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz, and 3.5 GHz, including the recently announced deal with Imagine in Ireland. Its WiMAX customers, which range from Greenfield to mature operators, are delivering fixed, nomadic, and mobile service to meet their unique market needs and business requirements.
Motorola is leading the industry with award winning, end-to-end WiMAX solutions that address the full scope of operators deployment needs. The Motorola WiMAX solutions portfolio includes access, core, devices, network management and services. Motorola’s best-in-class quality assurance processes, along with a track record of WiMAX commercial deployments worldwide, offer service providers the confidence that they are getting a high-quality, reliable solution.