Motorola today unveiled the mobile WiMAX experience during an exclusive bus tour at the WiMAX Forum Congress Asia 2008 in Singapore. This is Motorola's first mobile WiMAX demonstration with live handoffs between access points to the public in Asia Pacific. The demonstration marks another milestone as Motorola accelerates the delivery of personal media experience to users in the region.
The demonstration is conducted through a mobile WiMAX network set up at Motorola's facility in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore. Attendees joining the bus tour are able to experience various mobile applications including video conferencing, web browsing and mobile streaming while moving past access point sites along the bus route. Additionally, as the WiMAX connection is extended through an air router, guests will also be able to experience mobile broadband through their own WiFi enabled devices.
"Mobile WiMAX is an essential part of Motorola's portfolio to deliver broadband everywhere enabling consumers to access high speed Internet at home and on-the-go," said Mike Ropicky, senior director of marketing and product operations, Home & Networks Mobility, Motorola Asia Pacific. "Today's demonstration reinforces Motorola's capability in providing and deploying mobile WiMAX technology that is ready for commercial deployment in the Asia Pacific region."
The network infrastructure is powered by Motorola's WAP 400 access points with backhaul provided by Motorola's wireless IP backhaul equipment at the company's facility. During the tour, the signal was seamlessly transmitted and handed off between access point sites, providing an uninterrupted broadband experience to users. Laptops enabled with Motorola's WiMAX PC cards for high speed video were also demonstrated on the bus.
Mobile WiMAX solutions will enable operators in Asia Pacific to provide cost-effective, fast and easy-to-deploy broadband services to fixed, portable and mobile users. Motorola has won numerous commercial contracts and conducted trials across Asia Pacific including the first trial in Thailand with United Information Highway.
The demonstration builds on Motorola's leadership in developing wireless broadband technology. Motorola now has 19 contracts for commercial WiMAX networks in 18 countries around the world. For more information about Motorola wi4 WiMAX solutions, please visit: http://www.motorola.com/wimax.