|Motorola's Canopy WiMAX platform|
Posted: 15-Mar-2005 [Source: Motorola]
[Motorola announces its Canopy WiMAX platform for the 3.5 GHz band available worldwide outside the US.]
New Orleans -- Motorola, Inc. used the CTIA exhibition and trade show as the backdrop this week to announce the development of its Canopy WiMAX platform for the licensed 3.5 GigaHertz band, which is available worldwide outside the United States. Planned for general availability in early 2006, the platform includes infrastructure, indoor and outdoor customer premise equipment (CPE) and various management components.
"The expertise and success we've gained in developing Canopy Advantage(TM) can be easily leveraged to create a robust solution for the licensed bands. The Canopy WiMAX platform will be a powerful solution providing an alternative to E1/T1, DSL (digital subscriber line) and cable for fixed business and fixed residential customers, as well as a graceful migration to mobile services through 802.16e in the future," said Juan Santiago, director of strategy for Motorola's Wireless Broadband group. The plug-and-play indoor CPE will be fully user installable, with a non-line-of-sight (NLOS) range of up to two miles (three kilometers). By eliminating the cost of a truck roll, lowering initial customer support costs, and enabling wide retail distribution, carriers will finally have a wireless alternative that addresses today's residential and enterprise broadband business case and opens a new market of affordable personal mobile broadband in the near future.
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