Will you be able to transmit full quality real-time live news video via cell phone? If wireless carriers adopt technology Motorola has tested in the greater Chicago area, that could be a reality. Motorola says it has proven that existing Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology can support peak uncoded channel data rates of up to 300 Mbps in a 20 MHz wide channel.
In field tests, conducted in both urban and suburban environments, Motorola Labs' mobile OFDM system attained data throughputs exceeding 20 Mbps with a latency of only 25 milliseconds. While traveling at highway speeds in excess of 62 mph Motorola demonstrated applications including videoconferencing, multi-Mbps streaming video, and voice-over-IP using the system.
Adrian Nemcek, president and CEO of Motorola's Global Telecom Solutions Sector commented, "As the telecomm industry becomes more complex and competitive, operators need to get the most efficiency and speed from their networks while delivering a superior end user experience at a greatly reduced cost per bit. Several leading telecom operators from around the world have witnessed our continuing OFDM field trials in Chicago and have been favorably impressed with the performance.
"Motorola Labs, through extensive research and field tests over the past four years has established OFDM as a key technology in the next generation of heterogeneous wireless networks," said Motorola's chief technology officer, Padmasree Warrior. "The promise of affordable, available mobile broadband is driving Motorola's vision of seamless mobility."
For more information, see the Motorola news release, Motorola's OFDM Field Tests and Research Prove Capability to Achieve 300 Mbps Mobile Broadband Data Rates (opens in new tab).
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