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Motorola, IIIT-B tie-up to develop broadband solutions

Posted: 02 Feb 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Motorola  International Institute of Information Technology  wireless broadband solutions 

Motorola Inc. has tied up with the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) to develop wireless broadband solutions for emerging markets like India.

According to a company statement here Wednesday, as per the agreement signed by the partners, the applied research arm of the Rs.1,91,780-crore ($43 billion) US firm—Motorola India Research Labs—will jointly work with IIIT-B on projects in specified fields of science and technology, collaborate in developing cutting-edge innovations and solutions and conduct research programmes.

"The partnership will enable us to utilise the results of the research efforts aimed at developing innovative wireless broadband solutions for emerging markets like India," Motorola India Research Labs director Chandra Kintala said on the occasion.

The focus of the collaboration will be on innovative solutions related to resource and capacity management, appropriate scheduling policies, and quality of service. Currently, high-end research is being undertaken for providing solutions to improve quality of service over WiMax.

"Through a collaborative effort we intend to advance our R&D and achieve breakthrough technological innovations with the domain skills and expertise of India's leading technology institute," Kintala said.

Motorola India chairman Firdose Vandrevala said the low cost of deployment and high-speed data access made WiMAX one of the leading solutions for wireless broadband services especially in the rural areas.

"The tie-up with IIIT-B reinforces our commitment to India's telecom revolution. This alliance builds on our collaboration and partnership with Indian research and academic institutions," Vandrevala pointed out.

IIIT-B director S Sadagopan said as a premier institute focused on teaching and research, the association with Motorola would give its students exposure to real life technical projects and provide them with the right platform to harness their knowledge and skills.

The Bangalore-based Motorola Labs India is engaged in research on embedded systems, communication networks and application services, all in the context of mobile voice and data communications and with emphasis on emerging markets.

Research projects include increasing capacity and range of WiFi, WiMax and other communication networks; cost-effective broadband connectivity and discovering nano materials for efficient energy storage.

- Gulab Chand
  EE Times India

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