Motorola announces worldwide marketing agreement with Winphoria for wireless switching products

August 15, 2002

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ARLINGTON HTS., Ill. and TEWKSBURY, Mass. -- Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced a strategic relationship with Winphoria Networks, Inc., a core infrastructure provider for wireless networks, for marketing and distribution of its complete family of wireless switching products. Under this agreement Motorola will become a value added reseller on a worldwide basis of Winphoria's switching products."The relationship with Motorola sets the stage to help drive rapid global acceptance of our packet-based switching technology," said Mike Champa, president and chief executive officer of Winphoria Networks. "Motorola is an ideal infrastructure supplier for us to work with because they have always supported open standards to give customers options on voice call switching platforms. In addition, Motorola has an outstanding global sales and support organization with considerable sales success in all regions around the world."The Winphoria switch is a packet-based platform using next generation hardware and software capable of more than one million Busy Hour Call Attempts (BHCA), with power consumption and physical size just a fraction of a traditional circuit switch. The CDMA interface between the Motorola radio access network (RAN) and Winphoria switch is fully compliant with the IS-634 interoperability standard, commonly called the Interoperability Specification (IOS) open standard. In March 2002 the two companies announced successful completion of interoperability tests of the current IOS feature set in use by CDMA carriers globally. Additionally, Motorola has conducted reliability and availability tests on the product. The companies plan to start Global System for Mobile (GSM) communications interoperability testing in fall 2002. Winphoria NetworksMotorola Inc.

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