Motorola Completes LTE Solution with WBC 700 Portfolio
The Home & Networks Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. announced the launch of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) Evolved Packet Core (EPC) solution — the Wireless Broadband Core (WBC) 700 portfolio. The Motorola WBC 700 solution is comprised of Motorola's mobility management entity (MME), packet and serving gateways (P-GW and S-GW), and a policy and charging rules function server (PCRF).
The WBC 700 portfolio, which helps operators meet the rapid growth in subscriber demands for mobile broadband by giving them the opportunity to increase revenue while substantially reducing cost per bit, is scheduled to be available in late 2009.
The EPC is a new foundation for next generation mobile broadband that provides a core network to support hosted applications, heavy multimedia content and high-speed Internet connectivity on the go. Motorola's award-winning EPC dedicated control and bearer core architecture that includes its industry leading MME, gives operators the flexibility, performance and capacity they'll need to effectively operate their future LTE networks.
"LTE will be about personal media, with the ability to access all of your content, share it and take it with you wherever you go," said Fred Gabbard, vice president, product management, Wireless Networks, Home & Networks Mobility. "Building upon Motorola's mobile broadband experience in OFDM network deployments, Motorola's WBC 700 portfolio completes our end-to-end LTE solution, enabling us to provide a seamless and flexible path to LTE with a high degree of future proofing for the service provider at a reduced cost of ownership."
Motorola's WBC 700 solution is engineered with a design philosophy of distributed architecture for flexible solutions that can scale independently for data traffic or mobility in line with the EPC standard functional architecture. Motorola's MME leverages Motorola's hardware, software and expertise gained from its CDMA IP-BSC DO and mobile IP controller to deliver high levels of reliability and performance.
Motorola's WBC 700 solution also features best-in-breed elements from industry-leading companies, including a purpose-built intelligent multi-technology gateway platform which serves as both the P-GW and S-GW, and a PCRF that uses a smart approach to policy enforcement to deliver a compelling end-to-end EPC solution.
Motorola's LTE Solution
Motorola continues to build on LTE momentum after a series of successful advancements in the first half of 2009. Recently, Motorola announced that it has been selected by KDDI as a key development vendor to help develop and implement KDDI's nationwide LTE network. Following the successful live LTE experiences in Las Vegas and Barcelona, Motorola's LTE drive tour also went to Sweden. Motorola is engaged in LTE trial activity with operators in North America, Europe and Asia, and has a full LTE trial network and testing lab in Swindon, UK.
Motorola's LTE solution is comprised of its OFDM broadband platform and a selection of radio options that include MIMO and smart antennas. It also features Motorola's advanced self-organizing network (SON) solution. Motorola's WBR 500 series LTE eNodeB offers flexible deployment options with frame based-mounted radios, remote radio heads and tower top radios to support a wide variety of LTE deployment scenarios across numerous spectrum bands to meet the needs of the global market.
Motorola's LTE portfolio also includes the EPC, backhaul, network management solutions, video solutions that monetize LTE investment, and a complete portfolio of professional services.
Motorola's LTE's portfolio has won multiple awards, including recognition for SON in the Service Management category at the 2009 CTIA Wireless E-Tech Competition, EPC as a finalist in the 2009 InfoVision Awards, and the eNodeB receiving a 2009 Next Generation Networks Leadership Award.
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