Starent Networks, a provider of infrastructure solutions that enable mobile operators to deliver multimedia services, has announced that Motorola has selected Starent Networks to provide multimedia core networking solutions for use in its long term evolution (LTE) system architecture evolution (SAE) network offerings.
The incorporation of Starent Networks’ solutions into Motorola’s LTE portfolio allows Motorola to offer an end to end network solution for its operator customers. The Starent Networks products fulfil the functional requirements defined in the SAE or evolved packet core (EPC) standards.
Additionally, the Starent Networks solutions are designed for a smooth migration to LTE for both CDMA 1X/DO-A and GSM/UMTS operators. Mobile operators are looking for solutions that deliver on today’s requirements for 3G mobile broadband, while also positioning them for a migration to mobile ultra broadband networks.
Darren McQueen, vice president for wireless broadband access technologies at Motorola home and networks mobility, explained the decision: “By teaming with Starent, Motorola is working with industry experts in the mobile operators’ multimedia core networks. Integrating Starent’s solutions into the Motorola LTE ecosystem enhances our world class LTE network solution by adding a robust feature rich multimedia core to our overall LTE offering.”
LTE will provide users with an experience similar to that of fixed line broadband, with higher bandwidth and lower latency. By combining Motorola expertise with Starent Networks expertise in the multimedia core, Motorola will enable high demand multimedia services along with media mobility, which can help mobile operators increase revenues and gain competitive advantage delivering true mobile broadband.