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Motorola LTE Live Drive Debuts in Las Vegas

700MHz demonstration network replicates successful 2.6GHz live LTE experience in Barcelona to deliver rich media experiences

Motorola, Inc., (NYSE: MOT) announced it has deployed a live 700MHz Long Term Evolution (LTE) demonstration network in Las Vegas to show the how the next generation of wireless broadband technology created by the 3GPP standards body can deliver true personal media experiences. During the Motorola LTE drive tour visitors will experience the real-life performance of LTE in an urban environment including site-to-site hand-over and a number of demanding applications running over LTE.

The demonstrations will include High Definition (HD) video blogging to Motorola’s booth, streaming HD video, online gaming, music, maps, and a collection of high-bandwidth and low-latency Internet-based applications.

Motorola set up the physical equipment and successfully deployed the LTE demo-ready network and commercial video systems in less than two weeks. This accomplishment is a testament to the accuracy of Motorola’s network planning capabilities and the expertise in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) and all-IP wireless technology it has acquired through commercial deployments of wireless broadband networks around the world. The accuracy of network planning and the speed of deployment are key factors in reducing the operational expense (OPEX) involved in deploying an LTE network.

“Motorola has once again demonstrated the maturity of our LTE solution and our ability to quickly deploy a live mobile broadband network in a real world environment,” said Fred Wright, senior vice president, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. “As demand for mobile broadband continues to grow, we’re seeing great operator interest in LTE because it can deliver data at a lower cost per bit.”

The drive tour showcases Motorola’s latest OFDM-based wireless network infrastructure utilizing 700MHz antennas from Andrew and an LTE test mobile provided by Aeroflex. The Aeroflex TM500 LTE test mobile provides a platform for replicating LTE handsets prior to the availability of commercial devices and also demonstrates Motorola’s network maturity and compliancy to the LTE standards.

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Further LTE demonstrations at the Motorola booth include:

  • Static display of the newly launched LTE WBR 500r eNodeB base site
  • CDMA to LTE handoff – demonstrating how LTE successfully enhances and integrates with existing cellular networks
  • Informative presentations illustrating how LTE cost/bit, video capacity, and sector throughput vs. peak rate, offer compelling reasons to go directly to LTE sooner
  • Video demonstrations that showcase Motorola’s industry leading QoS capabilities for media distribution integrated in a live LTE network

Motorola is actively involved in LTE trials with operators in North America, Europe and Asia, and recently launched a new lab and trial network in the U.K. Motorola also conducts LTE research and development efforts with lab facilities in China and North America, has committed to development of TD-LTE and FDD-LTE solutions, and remains on track for the first commercial release of its LTE solutions for 700 MHz and 2.6GHz this year.

LTE is based on OFDM, a next-generation radio frequency technology that has high spectral efficiency, and utilizes an all-IP flat architecture. This results in increased capacity and delivers a lower cost per bit allowing operators to offer true mobile broadband to consumers at an affordable price. The introduction of low latency, high speed LTE networks will enable users to take a personal mobile broadband experience with them virtually where ever they go.

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