Motorola is definitely tossing its hat in the LTE mobile broadband ring -- it just announced this plug-and-play USB-lte 7110 modem at the 4G World conference in Illinois. It's rated for FDD-LTE Category 3, meaning the little exclamation-point-shaped dongle is theoretically capable of 100Mbps download and 50Mbps upload speeds, and it's got a pair of omni-directional MIMO antennas to help you pull down as much of that juicy, low-latency data as Motorola's unnamed partners intend to squeeze. Just don't be fooled by the company's claims that this is the "first commercial 4G LTE device" -- we're pretty sure Samsung and LG have Moto beat. PR after the break.
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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


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-lt 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.

KEY FACTS

The USB-lt 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-lt 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.

SUPPORTING QUOTE

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-lt 7110 device on their own LTE networks."

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