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October 20, 2010

Motorola Enables Interoperability Testing of Motorola Devices

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor


Looking to facilitate the interoperability testing of Motorola devices on any operator’s third-party WiMAX (News - Alert) network, Motorola Solutions has announced a new program.

With the help of this solution, companies can achieve interoperability and smooth deployment of consumer and business devices, the company claimed. According to Motorola (News - Alert), this is an effort from the company to grow an ecosystem of partnerships in support of the advancement of WiMAX.

Now, Motorola devices can be tested across multiple operators’ third-party networks and device management servers with Motorola WiMAX Device Validation Program. Also, to test devices in operator integration labs and out in the field prior to deployment to detect issues before commercial launch, the company offers a dedicated team. Now, WiMAX operators are free to select the customer premises equipment (CPE) and devices of their choice for their WiMAX networks.

“WiMAX technology is growing and fueling an ecosystem containing multiple vendors that need to interoperate with each other,” stated Fred Gabbard, vice president of product management for Motorola Solutions. “With the Motorola WiMAX Device Validation Program, we are taking the lead to collaborate with industry device manufacturers and network operators to solve the challenges of interoperability of current and emerging devices across networks. We’re encouraging our partners to take advantage of our lab capabilities.”

Now, multiple operators have successfully tested and commercially launched Motorola devices after participating in the program which was launched worldwide in January 2010. Allowing third-party WiMAX device manufacturers to validate their products on a Motorola WiMAX network, the testing of Motorola devices on operators’ networks further expands on Motorola’s existing infrastructure IOT Program. This same program is being expanded to include our LTE (News - Alert) device portfolio as well, the company has announced.

Recently, the company unveiled its next-gen architecture WiNG 5 WLAN for its portfolio of 802.11n wireless LAN “WLAN” access points and controllers. The architecture is supposed to offer a less complicated and more cost-effective route to more performance, agility and satisfied users. The company offers a simpler, more cost-effective way to support business-critical voice, video and data applications.


Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf


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