Moto Builds WiMax in Germany

NeckarCom Telekommunikation has selected Motorola to plan, deploy, and integrate a 3.5GHz WiMax network in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

May 30, 2007

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VIENNA -- WIMAX World Europe -Innovative telecommunications provider, NeckarCom Telekommunikation, hasselected Motorola GmbH to plan, deploy and integrate a 3.5GHz WiMAX network inthe Ulm region in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany's third largest state.Motorola's WiMAX solution will enable NeckarCom to deliver broadband servicesto homeowners and small businesses in areas currently underserved byfixed-line broadband.

The first stage of the network roll-out, beginning immediately, will offersubscribers broadband data services. Within the next weeks, access to Voiceover IP (VoIP) services will be added. The contract follows a successfultrial in selected communities in which NeckarCom was able to deploy theMotorola equipment and deliver broadband services to homes within just threeweeks. NeckarCom plans to expand the service across the entire region uponcompletion of the initial roll-out phase.

"New WiMAX technology offers us, especially in rural areas, the ability todevelop large potential markets with low cost broadband internet access.Motorola convinced us both with respect to the quality of their productportfolio as well as the best price and most economic operating costs. Basedon the long-term expertise of Motorola and the positive customer acceptanceduring the pilot phase we are confident that we have an excellent partner withwhom we can work," said Mr Jurgen Herrmann, managing director NeckarComTelekommunikation GmbH.

In addition to the WiMAX solution, such as WiMAX Access Points (the WAP400 series) and Customer Premise Equipment (CPEi 600 series), Motorola willprovide planning and integration services.

"This contract reflects the increasingly competitive nature of thebroadband market in Germany. WiMAX significantly disrupts traditionalbroadband business models, allowing innovative organizations such as NeckarComto rapidly enter new markets and offer services to previously untouchedregions," said Jose Figueroa, corporate vice president, Motorola Inc. "We arevery pleased that NeckarCom recognizes the benefits that WiMAX offers andMotorola's leadership in this market."

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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