Motorola Solutions is developing a 900MHz private broadband solution, which will offer critical infrastructure entities in the US access to high-power, interoperable communications.

The development anticipates a regulatory proceeding by the Federal Communications Commission to realign the 900MHz band to increase capacity for broadband use.

The solution will include infrastructure, devices, software and service components to address the end-to-end needs of utility, oil, gas and other commercial customers. It will be offered in the “flexible commercial terms that align with the market needs”.

“We are applying our significant patent portfolio and the high-power capabilities our customers enjoy in land mobile radio to our developing broadband solution for critical infrastructure entities to allow for lower site counts and improved total cost of ownership,” said John Zidar, corporate vice president, North America Commercial, Channel & Carrier, Motorola Solutions. “This high-power solution exceeds industry standards for adjacent channel leakage ratio and will greatly reduce the risk of interference with neighboring narrow-band license holders and improve performance.”

The company said the high-power solution exceeds industry standards for adjacent channel leakage ratio and will greatly reduce the risk of interference with neighbouring narrow-band license holders and improve performance.

Author: James Atkinson