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Wateen Telecom-Pakistan places order for 198,000 end-user WiMax CPE devices

January 28, 2008

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LAHORE, Pakistan -- Motorola, Inc.(NYSE: MOT) today announced a contract with Wateen Telecom-Pakistan for thesupply of 198,000 end-user WiMAX customer premises equipment (CPE) devices forboth indoor and outdoor use.

Complementing Wateen Telecom's nationwide WiMAX network which is builtusing Motorola's award-winning 802.16e WiMAX and IMS solutions, the CPE unitswill provide subscribers in Pakistan with unprecedented wireless access toagile and affordable data and Voice over IP (VoIP) services in one of theworld's most rapidly-growing telecoms markets. The CPEs will provideconsumers, small businesses and Pakistan's largest enterprises access towireless services, from basic telephony and fast internet access to high-enddata services such as virtual private networks (VPN) for banks and otherorganizations.

"The availability of our WiMAX network is a major milestone for WateenTelecom and for the telecommunications potential of developing economies. Ournetwork puts Wateen at the global forefront of the WiMAX telecoms industry.Motorola's capabilities to effectively deliver WiMAX 802.16e solutions andCPEs ahead of the industry and our early adoption of this technology has givenus the opportunity to be the first to offer WiMAX 802.16e-based broadbandvoice and data services in Pakistan," said Tariq Malik, chief executiveofficer, Wateen Telecom.

With Pakistan's impressive growing economy and rising user demand for dataaccess, Wateen Telecom-Pakistan anticipates a rapid demand for residentialconnections for its Motorola-based WiMAX broadband services during its firstyear of operation.

"Wateen Telecom's nationwide WiMAX network is set to bring in a new era ofconnectivity and access for Pakistan. This initial CPE order, which enablessubscriber access to the network for services from basic wireless telephonythrough to secure data connectivity for the country's largest corporations, ispart of the expansive WiMAX eco-system further demonstrating to other marketsthe reality and viability of WiMAX and Motorola's ability to deliver" said AliAmer, vice president sales, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Motorola Home &Networks Mobility.

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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