Moto Manages Wateen

Motorola signs contract with Wateen Telecom-Pakistan to manage MOTOwi4 nationwide wireless broadband network

June 19, 2006

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that it has signed a nationwide managed services contract with Wateen Telecom-Pakistan, part of Warid Telecom International, to drive the design and implementation of a MOTOwi4(TM) nationwide wireless broadband voice and data network in Pakistan, with initial network deployment expected to be completed during the second half of 2006. Enabling Wateen to focus critical resources, the Motorola managed services contract will also empower the service provider to increase efficiencies and keep up with rapidly advancing technologies.

Wateen Telecom-Pakistan is part of Warid Telecom International LLC, an Abu Dhabi Group company led by His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan. HH Sheikh Nahayan formally signed the new contract with senior Motorola executives, including Eric Pradier, Vice President Network Services, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Latin America Caribbean, (LAC), Motorola Networks & Enterprise.

Under the managed services contract, Motorola will take responsibility for the operations and maintenance of the wi4WiMAX/IMS network according to an established set of key performance indicators. The services included in the contract will ensure that Wateen's evolving WiMAX infrastructure stays current and responsive to business demand.

"The Wateen network is a multi-faceted project that combines a number of new technologies. This managed services agreement with Motorola will enable the combined team to realize Wateen's vision of 'Broadband Pakistan' quickly and efficiently," said HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan.

"This managed services agreement allows Wateen to leverage Motorola's standards-compliant infrastructure, skilled staff, clear operational processes and demonstrated ability to manage a network of this complexity and diverse emerging technologies," said HH Sheikh Nahayan.

One of the key elements in Wateen Telecom-Pakistan's decision to opt for a managed services agreement was time to market. "Often in these wide-ranging nationwide infrastructure roll-outs, the operator has to devote large portions of their internal team to managing the day-to-day operational requirements of the network," said Eric Pradier.

"Wateen's management had the vision and clarity to opt for a single point of contact that integrates the response to all service requirements, freeing the operator to focus on running its business and serving customers across the country," continued Pradier.

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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