Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) has announced that its USBw 100 has won the Best of WiMAX World 2008 Award for devices/peripherals/application software and that it has been selected for the WiMAX World 2008 Industry Choice Award for the second consecutive year. Presented by xchange Magazine and Trendsmedia and judged by an independent panel of WiMAX industry experts, the Best of WiMAX World Awards honor the significant contributions of WiMAX industry leaders and their work in advancing the technology’s adoption.
The Industry Choice Award is given to the product or deployment chosen by the WiMAX World 2008 delegates to be the most innovative and esteemed of the year. The 16 Industry Choice finalists were chosen by the selection committee, and online voting was held on the WiMAX World 2008 web site prior to the conference and then at the show during exhibit hours yesterday. Motorola received the Best of WiMAX World USA 2007 Award for the Motorola WiMAX CPEi 850 Series Desktop CPE.
“As WiMAX and other high-speed technologies continue to gain traction around the world, Motorola will continue to be in the forefront of designing innovative products and solutions that let consumers and enterprises enjoy the benefits of broadband everywhere,” said Darren McQueen, vice president, Wireless Broadband Access Technologies, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility.
Shaped like a thumb drive, the USBw 100 offers indoor and outdoor mobile and nomadic wireless connectivity through WiMAX networks operating in the 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz bands. The USBw 100 plugs into a USB port on a laptop and quickly connects to an available WiMAX network. Users on the go are free to surf the web, check emails, and stream video and audio files just as they would from a home computer. The USBw 100 is expected to be available in Q4 2008.
The award for the USBw 100 dongle and the 2008 Industry Choice Award are the latest honors for Motorola, which has often been recognized for its continued innovation in the development and deployment of WiMAX. During 2008, Motorola’s WiMAX CPEi 750 was cited as a 2008 Emerging Technology Award Honoree at CTIA and captured the Infovision Broadband Award for Innovation presented by the International Engineering Consortium (IEC) at Broadband World Forum, Asia 2008.
Motorola’s portfolio of WiMAX CPEs and devices offers antenna receive sensitivity exceeding industry standards by upwards of 5dB. The performance of Motorola’s CPE, when coupled with its WiMAX access points, results in a lower total cost of ownership due to the better performance.
As a global leader in mobile WiMAX, Motorola is involved in WiMAX deployments, trials and customer engagement in 47 countries worldwide. It has 22 contracts for commercial WiMAX systems with customers in 17 countries and has shipped more than 5,000 access points and hundreds of thousands of CPE and PC cards.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications. The company develops technologies, products and services that make mobile experiences possible. Our portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories. Motorola is committed to delivering next generation communication solutions to people, businesses and governments. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.6 billion in 2007.