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Wireless Broadband


Network operators with 3.5 GHz licensed spectrum own the potential for delivering service with exceptionally high power, range and bandwidth. Motorola’s 500 Series wireless broadband access network is a fixed outdoor solution offering a light, self-contained infrastructure and empowering operators to turn that high potential into productive reality in low-density deployments.

The Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) 500 Series enables 3.5 GHz spectrum holders whether they are service providers, municipalities or enterprises to maximize range and throughput, increase customer satisfaction and optimize ROI.

PMP 500 Series Wireless Broadband Access Network Platform

3.5 GHz license holders can deploy proven reliable OFDM based wireless access networks that support data transfer, video surveillance and voice applications.

The 500 Series is a fixed, outdoor high throughput solution that is easy to install and very cost effective.

Now 3.5 GHz license holders have a cost effective, reliable option for fixed, outdoor Wireless Broadband Access Networks

The Motorola 500 Series enables operators to devel­op sustainable business models based on significant benefits inherent in licensed frequencies, including:

Reaching More Customers

A critical difference between licensed and unlicensed spectrum is the availability of higher power to deliver longer range. Without the power restrictions that limit unlicensed frequencies, the 3.5 GHz licensed band provides exceptional power levels that enable longer range connectivity. The 500 Series helps networks extend coverage to reach more customers in remote areas.

Providing In-Demand Services

Virtually all network subscribers and users want the newest services and applications. But these services are not only innovative and in demand; they’re also ex­tremely bandwidth-intensive and latency sensitive.

Nevertheless, they are key to increasing customer satisfaction and capturing higher Average Revenue per User (ARPU).

The 500 Series provides useable throughput rates of up to 13.5 Mbps, enabling op­erators to reliably deliver the high bandwidth that in-demand applications such as high-speed data, streaming video, gaming, VoIP and others require. 

Overcoming Environmental Obstacles

Even in licensed spectrum, environmental issues can adversely affect network  performance. Obstacles including buildings, water and other reflective surfaces, terrain and topography elements such as hills, trees and foliage can affect signal strength and performance.

The 500 Series provides line-of-sight (LOS), near-line-of-sight (nLOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) connectivity, to overcome these and other physical signal impediments, enabling operators to extend coverage and opti­mize performance.

Accelerating Return on Investment

The Motorola 500 Series fixed wireless broadband solution helps operators owning 3.5 GHz licenses take full advantage of the strengths of the licensed frequency band. The 500 Series enables opera­tors of all types to leverage higher power, longer ranges, increased bandwidth, enhanced customer satisfaction, reduced infrastructure costs and maxi­mized ARPU to deliver timely, superior ROI.

The 500 Series makes use of the same robust tech­nology and fast, cost-effective deployment scenarios that are the foundation of the numerous Motorola wireless broadband solutions around the globe today.  Day in and day out, these Motorola networks are proving their reliability in a wide range of tough broadband environments, powering highly success­ful high-speed wireless networks in more than 4,000 systems in 120 countries.

Motorola’s wireless broad­band portfolio offers a broad spectrum of options including licensed and unlicensed, LOS and NLOS, proprietary and standards-based solutions. 


Motorola’s 500 Series systems utilize powerful, proven Access Points (AP) and Subscriber Modules (SM) that provide up to 54 Mbps of total useable throughput from a tower location to ranges of 10 km or more.

The system is designed for four sector applications supporting up to 200 users per sector, and serving up to 800 customers from a single tower. The 500 Series provides up to 13.5 Mbps aggregate throughput per sector with less than 15 milliseconds of latency, as well as


Significantly Higher Power

Greater power levels are inherent in licensed spectrum. The need to make the unlicensed band fair and equitable causes these frequencies to significantly restrict power levels. In Europe and Latin America, for example, unlicensed spectrum is restricted to approximately one watt.

These limitations gener­ally mean that more sites and more equipment are needed to optimize coverage and minimize inter­ference. Licensed spectrum, on the other hand, has few if any interference issues and generally offers a theoretical power limit of 30 watts or more depending on channel size.

This allows operators to cover greater distances, maximize capacity and serve more customers or users with considerably less infrastructure expense. 

OFDM Technology

The Motorola PTMP 500 Series uses Orthogonal Frequency Division Multi­plexing (OFDM) technology to deliver exceptional nLOS/NLOS coverage.

OFDM technology enables high-speed access in areas where typical wire­less signals even in licensed frequencies are unable to penetrate foliage or go around buildings and other obstructions.

The 500 Series’ OFDM technology allows robust reception of blocked and reflected wireless broadband signals, maximizing performance and increasing customer satisfaction, ARPU and ROI.

Common Environment

The Motorola 500 Series also shares a common environment with other Motorola wireless broadband solutions, including the same application level software, surge sup­pressors, mounting brackets, network manage­ment solutions and more.

This minimizes training, support and inventory costs. In addition, licensed and unlicensed solutions can be deployed at the same tower location, leveraging infrastructure costs and reducing total cost of ownership.

Performance Characteristics  
Radio frequencies3.5GHz 
Latency  - one way< 3.5 ms 
                - round trip7 ms 
System gain132dB 
Channel width7MHz 
Security56-bit DES 
AP Coverage area size
Subscribers per access points
Power consumption

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