Motorola selected to supply secure TETRA public safety radio system for the 2004 Athens Olympics

December 30, 2003

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ATHENS -- Motorola (NYSE:MOT) today announced that Motorola's Commercial, Government and Industrial Solutions Sector (CGISS), working with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Siemens, has been selected to provide the secure two- way radio communications system that will be used by public safety agencies during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Motorola brings more than 65 years of leadership in providing mission- critical public safety communications equipment to the SAIC-Siemens consortium. The SAIC-Siemens consortium was selected to provide the extensive command, control, communications, computer and intelligence (C4I) equipment and services for the upcoming Games.

"We are pleased to have Motorola's worldwide experience in radio communications and their proven track record in prior Olympic Games added to our alliance," said David Tubbs, SAIC senior vice president.

Motorola has enjoyed a long relationship in supporting the Olympic Games, spanning more than 30 years, as a vital provider of wireless communications equipment. This extensive experience includes providing essential communications to the public safety agencies responsible for safety and security at international events including the Olympics in Munich (1972), Los Angeles (1984), Sarajevo (1984), Calgary (1988), Lillehammer (1994), Atlanta (1996), and Salt Lake City (2002).

The public safety communications system for the Athens Games will be based on the TErrestrial Trunked RAdio (TETRA) standard, the only open digital trunked radio standard which is defined by the European Telecommunications Standardisation Institute (ETSI) to meet the needs of the most demanding professional mobile radio users.

Motorola's Dimetra system is a true IP-based TETRA system. It will employ Motorola's level three-encryption security, which will provide the highest level of secure TETRA communications technology commercially available today. A spokesperson for Siemens added, "We look forward to working with Motorola in delivering the public safety communications system for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games."

The consortium stated that deployment of the TETRA system has already commenced, with the network expected to be fully installed and operational by April of 2004. During the Games, Siemens, Motorola and OTE will be working together to operate and maintain the system, which is expected to be used by more than 22,000 officers and personnel from Greek public safety organizations including police, fire brigade, ambulance services and the Greek coast guard.

"It is an honor for Motorola to be selected to provide the secure communications system for the Athens Games in support of the SAIC-Siemens consortium," stated Bill Spencer, senior vice president of Motorola. "We bring our full commitment and experience to this endeavor, and look forward to our advanced technology supporting the essential communication requirements of the Athens Government and public safety organizations."

The contract value to Motorola for the Athens public safety TETRA system will exceed $25 million. In addition there will be a 10-year provision for the supply of services and support. Following the Games, the Greek Government will continue to use the system for its public safety organizations and has indicated that it will consider adding additional government agencies.

Motorola Inc.

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