Pacific Bangladesh Telecom extends frame contract with Motorola for expanded CDMA2000 1X network operating under the brand name of CityCell

June 30, 2004

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DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Motorola, Inc.'s (NYSE:MOT) Global Telecom Solutions Sector (GTSS), a leader in integrated communications solutions, has been awarded an extension of an existing frame agreement to expand and upgrade the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) 800Mhz network for Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Limited (PBTL) operating under the brand name of CityCell. The deal, signed in April 2004, has a projected value of US$50 million for purchases of equipment and services.

The enhanced CDMA2000 1X infrastructure, scheduled to be commercially deployed by third quarter 2004, will add capacity to support another 500,000 subscribers on PBTL's CityCell network. The agreement includes the deployment of Motorola's CDMA SoftSwitch (MSS-C), the second announced deployment of MSS-C in the Indian sub-continent.

This frame agreement also includes deployment of Motorola's Push-To-Talk over Cellular (PoC) solution. Including this PoC deal with PBTL, Motorola has won 14 contracts with customers operating in 20 countries and territories worldwide to supply PoC infrastructure solutions for both CDMA2000 1X and GSM/GPRS networks. This total includes deals for commercially launched systems in North and Latin America, and a number of contracts with other operators in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.

"PBTL has been setting the benchmark for the Bangladesh telecom industry. Cellular adoption in the country is growing quickly and we are taking proactive steps to meet the growing demand and offer innovative services like PoC. We have built a strong relationship with Motorola over the last decade, and trusted their reputation as a leader in commercial CDMA deployment in Asia," said Chris Maloy, CEO, PBTL.

"Motorola has been the central network provider to PBTL for over 11 years, with over 70 percent of PBTL's subscribers on Motorola's radio access network," said Simon Leung, senior vice president, Motorola, Inc. and general manager, GTSS Asia Pacific. "The new CDMA2000 1X network will prepare PBTL for future growth, as well as enable it to harness the latest mobile services such as PoC as new revenue streams. This is an example of the close relationship we have with Asian operators in empowering growth at every stage of their development."

Motorola Inc.

Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Ltd. (PBTL)

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