Mobile World Congress 2010: Intel Continues its Commitment to Worldwide Mobile WiMAX
Mobile World Congress 2010 (held from February 15-18th at the Fira de Barcelona), such as the unveiling of the Nokia/Intel plan for launching of a new operating system (using the “MeeGo Platform”) to power advanced smart phones, netbooks and PCs, Intel continues to demonstrate its commitment to advancing Mobile WiMAX worldwide as the leading mobile broadband internet connectivity technology. Intel® Core™ i3 processor based notebooks and Intel® Atom™ based netbooks with embedded Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 Wi-Fi/WiMAX Mini Cards were showcased at a variety of partner pavilions as well as the Intel Executive Business Center. As soon as you walked into the Intel Executive Business Center in Hall 4, industry executives got an immediate view of an Alvarion WiMAX base station operating at 3.5GHz and a Motorola WiMAX base station operating at 2.5GHz. Next to the Motorola base station antenna was a large screen display connected to a WiMAX enabled Dell Inspiron 1564 notebook running Microsoft Windows 7 on an Intel® Core™ i3 processor, and the Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250. The display showed a real-time Mobile WiMAX livecast from the commercial Clear network in Malaga, Spain. In this demonstration, Intel and Clearwire equipped vehicles with WiMAX enabled netbooks and used the PC’s GPS and Webcam to collect and transmit (over WiMAX) live location based information as well as live video information as the vehicle traversed the city streets. Similarly, next to the Alvarion Base Station was a second large screen display powered by a WiMAX enabled Toshiba Satellite U505 running Microsoft Windows 7 on an Intel® Core™ i3 processor, and the Intel® Centrino® Advanced- N + WiMAX 6250 showing the Malaga network as well as typical Internet sites. Inside the S1 conference room, Intel showcased the latest assortment of WiMAX enabled Intel® Atom™ based netbooks and Intel® Core™ i3 processor based notebooks entering the world market: 2GO Classmate PC E10 Netbook, Toshiba Satellite U505 Notebook, Samsung NP-N150 Netbook, Dell Inspiron Mini Netbook, Toshiba Dynabook Netbook, MSI U140 Netbook, ASUS Eee PCTM 1001PG Netbook, and Dell Inspiron Mini Netbook (using Moblin OS). In Hall 8, the Samsung Pavilion included a static display of the Samsung NP-N150 Netbook and the Motorola Pavilion demonstrated live WiMAX connectivity between their Motorola Base Station to a 2GO Classmate PC E10 Netbook and a MSI U135 Netbook, both with embedded Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 Wi-Fi/WiMAX Mini Cards. Located at the Hall 3 Courtyard was the ZTE Executive Business Center. Inside, ZTE showcased their indoor and outdoor WiMAX picocell base stations with the indoor picocell having a live WiMAX connection to three PCs (Dell Inspiron 1464 notebook, Toshiba Satellite U505 notebook, and a 2GO Classmate PC E10 Netbook. Alvarion had their own WiMAX base station connected to two PCs (Dell Inspiron Mini Netbook and a 2GO™ Classmate PC E10 at their pavilion in Hall 2. Finally, QTEL (Qatar Telecom) had a mystical tent-like structure in Z3. Inside, wi-tribe showcased a PC (Toshiba Satellite U505), a Motorola CPE device with USB dongle, and a Motorola USB dongle – all connected over WiMAX to a Motorola base station. Check out the full video coverage of Mobile WiMAX in action at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2010 at: http://www.youtube.com/user/guptawimaxchannel#g/c/E677EFE3DD5D1FF4.