Motorola announced a tier of products that make it possible for operators to deliver WiMAX 802.16e service in less populated markets or in those previously deemed unprofitable to enter.

Motorola’s WiMAX ASN 1000 gateway lowers the initial cost of deploying a smaller network or one in low teledensity areas, while the indoor desktop CPEi 090 is a lower-priced device that allows operators to pursue new market segments.

Motorola will show these products during Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona.

“There are opportunities – and a great need – for wireless broadband in many markets currently unserved or underserved,” Bruce Brda, senior vice president, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility, said in a statement.

The ASN 1000 gateway, designed to initially serve up to 24,000 subscribers, is acompact, five-unit rack that can manage up to 200 access points. It interoperates with Motorola’s larger capacity ASN gateway and can be upgraded to accommodate up to 200,000 subscribers.

The CPEi 090 is a data-only, single-port, indoor “plug-and-play” desktop device aimed at enabling operators to gain quick entry into markets that yield low ARPU. It is expected to be available in 3.5GHz during Q2 2010, to be followed by a version for 2.5GHz bands.
Motorola also announced a new docking station, or cradle, for its WiMAX USBw 200 dongle that significantly improves the indoor performance of the USBw 200.

Expanded Wi-Fi

Motorola also announced that its adaptive tri-radio AP-7131 access point (AP) is now available with an 802.11n transmit-radio with increased receiver sensitivity, resulting in significantly expanded wireless LAN (WLAN) coverage.

Motorola’s latest 802.11n adaptive AP is a virtual network-in-a-box, allowing it to offer full wireless and wired networking, mesh and security services in a dependent or independent mode. It can also be used as a stand-alone AP within small to medium businesses.

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