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Motorola Receives WiMAX Forum(R) Certification for WiMAX WAP 25400 Access Point
Jun 17, 2008 (10:06 AM EDT)


AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WiMAX Forum Global Congress -- Motorola, Inc. today announced that its WiMAX WAP 25400 base station has achieved the WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) seal of approval by passing required interoperability and conformance tests as outlined by the WiMAX Forum. This milestone achievement, announced by the WiMAX Forum at its Global Congress event in Amsterdam, places Motorola among the first companies to have its 2.5GHz WiMAX products earn this new stamp of approval for completing tests necessary to insure operational and feature compliance for 2.5 GHz certification.

Through its certification program, the WiMAX Forum provides operators with the assurance the products that have passed rigorous testing will have the ability to interoperate with other vendors' WiMAX(TM) access points and devices that have passed the same certification process. This is an important step by the WiMAX Forum toward enhancing the ecosystem and advancing the widespread adoption of the WiMAX 802.16e standard around the world.

"Motorola was one of the early advocates for WiMAX 802.16e because we knew the technology has the bandwidth to cost effectively deliver the multimedia experiences people want, when, where and how they want it, at a fraction of the cost of 3G technologies," said Fred Wright, senior vice president, cellular networks and WiMAX, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. "Today, we have a leadership position in the number of contracts for commercial systems worldwide and in being among the first to have an access point for 2.5 GHz designated as WiMAX Forum Certified."

"The WiMAX Forum would like to thank Motorola and the other member companies that have worked so hard to achieve today's milestone and enabling the Forum to continue to reach critical objectives with the ongoing certification of Mobile WiMAX equipment," said Ron Resnick, president of the WiMAX Forum, during a press conference at the WiMAX Forum Global Congress in Amsterdam. "Motorola has played an important role in WiMAX Forum's success of driving market momentum by enabling us to move closer to delivering on our plan to certify more than 100 Mobile WiMAX products in 2008. Our six independent WiMAX Forum certification labs are on now online to manage the anticipated increase of products to be submitted for certification."

Motorola's WiMAX WAP 25400 with the WMX2.5 software was certified at the WiMAX Forum's certification testing laboratory, AT4 wireless, in Malaga, Spain. The WiMAX WAP 25400 is among a portfolio of access points and devices designed by Motorola to meet a variety of operators' needs for fixed, nomadic and full mobility WiMAX service.

About WiMAX Forum

The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16/ETSI HiperMAN standard. A WiMAX Forum goal is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile services. Along these lines, the WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements. Through the WiMAX Forum Congress Events Series of global trade shows and events, the WiMAX Forum is committed to furthering education, training and collaboration to expand the reach of the WiMAX ecosystem. For more information, visit the trade show link at http://www.wimaxforum.org .

About Motorola

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. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com .

MOTOROLA and the stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. "WiMAX Forum" is a registered trademark of the WiMAX Forum. "WiMAX," the WiMAX Forum logo, "WiMAX Forum Certified," and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. (C) Motorola, Inc. 2008. All rights reserved.

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