Motorola has been deeply invested in WiMAX, and with multiple carriers expanding it worldwide, the company has had plenty of business. WiMAX
modules, USB dongles, etc. -- we all need them when trying to keep pace with the hastening mobile broadband world. But there's LTE
lurking in the background, getting ready to strike when Verizon Wireless launches LTE services in America next year. And guess what? Motorola is ready.
The company just announced at 4G World 2010 their new FDD LTE USB-lte 7110 device for delivery of personalized mobile broadband experiences, including real-time multimedia applications. That's a fancy way to say that this is their first 4G LTE USB modem that has been on display to the public. It's designed to work on next-gen LTE networks in order to deliver HD video streaming, video blogging and the ability to quickly upload video onto social networking sites. The new USB device will also be made available for interoperability testing with non-Motorola LTE networks worldwide.
Motorola isn't saying what carrier (if any) in America will get this, and they aren't talking pricing. This is mainly just a forward look at what's to come, but it's great to know that at least Motorola is onboard to support our never-ending desire for faster speeds while on the go.
Motorola Solutions Expands on WiMAX Success with Launch of First Commercial 4G LTE Device
New FDD-LTE USB device provides unsurpassed mobile broadband experience for bandwidth hungry consumers
October 19, 2010
SCHAUMBURG, Ill – Oct. 19, 2010 – The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today at 4G World 2010 announced the introduction of its new FDD LTE USB-lte 7110 device for delivery of personalized mobile broadband experiences, including real-time multimedia applications. These include video conferencing, high-definition content streaming, video blogging and the ability to quickly upload video onto social networking sites. The new USB device will also be made available for interoperability testing with non-Motorola LTE networks worldwide.
* The USB-lte 7110 provides delivery of reliable 4G mobile broadband connectivity anytime, anyplace – indoors, outdoors, at home or in the office via a common USB interface available on the end user’s laptop, netbook or tablet PC for a plug and play experience with absolutely no end user installation required.
* The LTE USB-lte 7110 is part of Motorola’s portfolio of high-performance broadband wireless solutions and services offering operators a complete end-to-end LTE network solution.
* Motorola’s LTE solution is comprised of its fourth-generation Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) broadband platform and a selection of radio options that include multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) and smart antennas. It also features Motorola’s award-winning advanced self-organizing network (SON) solution.
* LTE’s lower cost per bit makes bandwidth-hungry applications more cost effective for operators.
Fred Gabbard, vice president, Product Management, Motorola Solution
“We are pleased to introduce Motorola’s first LTE device to the industry to complement our own LTE networks and provide an LTE device to operators worldwide for the profitable delivery of 4G broadband wireless services to the mass market. We look forward to the opportunity to team with operators worldwide for an end-to-end LTE solution or to provide interoperability testing of the new USB-lte 7110 device on their own LTE networks.”