Motorola announces WiMAX initiative
Motorola said it would improve its ability to bring WiMAX (802.16e) solutions to market more quickly by increasing research and development efforts and placing a greater emphasis on “technology relationships.” The initiative includes the introduction of the Moto Wi4 product suite that the company said would “take operators to the fourth generation of mobile wireless networks.”
Moto Wi4 solutions include a “light infrastructure” solution for rural areas and developing countries as well as a carrier-class solution, the company said. The latter solution features an IP-based peer-to-peer network architecture that places the intelligence in the base station and eliminates several hardware elements from the radio access network. The result is lower capital expenditure and operating costs for operators, in addition to smaller footprints, Motorola said.