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Motorola Unveils 4G LTE USB Modem

The USB-LTE 7110 can deliver real-time multimedia apps, according to Motorola, which also introduced a WiMax Access point and base station.

After concentrating much of its 4G infrastructure and device business on WiMax, Motorola has introduced an LTE USB-LTE device aimed at helping carriers bring more robust mobile services to their customers.

Unveiled Wednesday, the USB-LTE 7110 is capable of delivering a variety of real-time multimedia apps ranging from video conferencing and high-definition content streaming to video blogging and the quick uploading of video to social networking sites.

Fred Gabbard, vice president of Product Management at the Motorola Solutions business of Motorola Inc., said the 7110 is the firm's first LTE device designed to assist carriers deliver 4G broadband wireless services to mass markets.

Motorola said its LTE solution utilizes fourth-generation Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) broadband and radio options that include multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) and smart antennas as well as Motorola's self-organizing network (SON) solution.

In another announcement Wednesday, Motorola Solutions took the wraps of a WiMax Access point and base station that assists WiMax operators deliver 4G services including video calling and VoIP. Called the WiMax Access Point (WAP) 850, the solution will allow operators to build fewer WiMax sites with higher capacity while also providing a migration path to 802.16m WiMax or LTE. The WAP 850 includes OFDM scheduler software and can deliver up to 40% more subscribers when coupled with Motorola high capacity baseband hardware, the company said.

"Motorola's WiMax WAP 850 offers operators a clear path toward building a 4G network by expanding WiMax services while incrementally upgrading to 802.11m or LTE," Gabbard said. "In practice, this helps protect current network investments, while ensuring appropriate technology is in place to support future data rates."


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