Airspan Networks Inc., a market leader in fixed wireless telecommunications, today announced that it has signed an OEM agreement with Motorola�s Network Solutions Sector (NSS) whereby Motorola will market and distribute Airspan�s AS4000 Wireless Fixed Access System and AS8100 Access Management System to telecommunications service providers worldwide.
Airspan�s systems will be offered as a part of Motorola�s wireless solutions portfolio which is aimed at network operators providing fixed access communications services. With network deployments in more than 25 countries, Motorola is the world�s largest provider of fixed access technology, bringing landline telecommunications quality to the global marketplace.
The addition of the AS4000 enables Motorola to deliver wireless fixed access solutions in the 3.5GHz range for the first time. By offering high quality voice and enhanced data services, Motorola will be providing products to meet the application needs of both high end residential and small/medium enterprise users.
Airspan�s AS4000 system delivers a variety of wireless fixed access services, including high quality voice, leased line, packet data and high-speed Internet access. The AS8100 Access Management System is a suite of tools for network operators to configure, manage and test AS4000 system performance.
�The global OEM agreement with Motorola opens up a significant new sales channel for our wireless fixed access products,� said Eric Stonestrom, Airspan�s chief executive officer. �We are pleased to be partnering with such a highly regarded leader in delivering high quality, value added wireless communications solutions to service providers worldwide.�
�This agreement with Airspan allows us to further complement our extensive portfolio of fixed access end-to-end products with a solution our customers have been asking for,� said John Thode, Motorola�s General Manager of the Wireless Access Systems Division. �By combining our strengths in system planning, integration, deployment, services, and customer care with the high quality, feature rich AS4000 product from Airspan we can offer the most competitive solution for this segment of the wireless fixed access market.�
About Airspan Networks Inc.
Airspan is dedicated solely to providing fixed wireless telecommunications access systems and has an established track record with many major communications service providers around the globe. Airspan�s systems are based on proven, robust Code Division Multiple Access technology that provides wide area coverage, security and resistance to fading. Airspan�s systems can be deployed rapidly and cost effectively, providing an attractive alternative to traditional wireline communications networks. Airspan also offers radio planning, network installation, integration, training and support services to facilitate the deployment and operation of its systems. More information on Airspan can be found at http://www.airspan.com.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 1999 were $30.9 billion. For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.motorola.com