Motorola Teams With Innofidei and ASTRI to Promote TD-LTE Ecosystem Through Use of World's First TD-LTE Dongle at Shanghai Expo

Jun 01, 2010, 20:30 ET from Motorola, Inc.

SHANGHAI, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition -- The Networks business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), the main provider of indoor TD-LTE coverage at the Shanghai World Expo 2010, has teamed with Innofidei to enable visitors at the expo to experience mobile broadband on the world's first pre-commercial TD-LTE network. One of a select group of chipset providers chosen by China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), Innofidei has collaborated with the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) to bring a TD-LTE chipset solution to the Shanghai World Expo, in support of Motorola's TD-LTE showcase network.

Motorola used the Innofidei/ASTRI TD-LTE dongle at the TD-LTE Showcase Network Opening Ceremony, during which it demonstrated a high-quality video wall including 24 simultaneous video streams, remote monitoring and high-speed Internet browsing applications running on the Motorola TD-LTE network. Motorola also is using the dongle on its 2.3GHz TD-LTE network to provide coverage in major pavilions at the expo. The Motorola end-to-end TD-LTE network encompasses the eNodeB, backhaul, evolved packet core (EPC), billing, home subscriber server (HSS) and LTE manager.

"The adoption of new technologies is driven in large part by a healthy ecosystem of devices," said Mohammad Akhtar, corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola Networks business in Asia Pacific. "By working with CMCC, and a range of chipset partners, Motorola is helping to drive the ecosystem of devices for TD-LTE and drive the TD-LTE opportunity globally."

"Innofidei thrives on innovation and promoting the development of technology," said Dr. Tom Zhang, CEO of Innofidei, "Shanghai World Expo 2010 is a premier opportunity for us, in conjunction with ASTRI, to showcase the performance of our TD-LTE dongle and let visitors see first-hand what this technology will make possible."

During Shanghai World Expo 2010, Motorola is also demonstrating TD-LTE on a Segway®. The two-wheeled, self-balancing, electric vehicle is equipped with a camera and laptop that capture TD-LTE experiences while on the move. Motorola's demonstrations at the expo represent collaborative efforts undertaken by Motorola to help drive the commercialization and globalization of TD-LTE. In addition, the demonstrations reaffirm Motorola's commitment to TDD spectrum operators worldwide.

"TD-LTE is a commercial reality, and there is now a growing interest in TD-LTE from many operators around the globe who are seriously considering TD-LTE for their next-generation network in both 2.3GHz and 2.6GHz spectrum," Akhtar said. "These will be the most likely used bands for TD-LTE around the world. The success of TD-LTE in China, bolstered by the growing cooperation of an ecosystem of chipset providers and device manufacturers, bodes well for its adoption in other regions of the world."

As a global wireless infrastructure leader, Motorola Networks is committed to 4G with WiMAX and LTE solutions that provide a way for operators to profitably meet the ever-growing demand for mobile broadband today while giving 2G and 3G customers a future path as we continue to support their legacy networks. Motorola brings its services, fourth-generation orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) platform and 25 years of wireless data solutions innovation, experience and expertise to bear as service providers seek to evolve their networks for the future.

About Innofidei

Founded in September 2006 in Beijing Z-Park with operations in Beijing, Silicon Valley and Taipei, Innofidei dedicates itself to provide enabling IC and system solutions for mobile TV broadcast and telecommunication market. Innofidei has teamed up with the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), which was founded by the Government of Hong Kong, to develop TD-LTE solution. ASTRI has been conducting a spectrum of world class R&D and creating real economic impact to the Hong Kong and Mainland region. For more information about Innofidei, please visit www.innofidei.com. For more information about ASTRI, please visit www.astri.org

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects.  From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile.  Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com

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