Moto Wins GSM Deal 658261

Contract signing in Washington marks a milestone for long-term cooperation between Motorola & Viet Nam Posts & Telecommunications

June 25, 2008

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Motorola (NYSE: MOT) today announced contracts worth $28 million with Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT) Group for the expansion of the Vinaphone GSM network across 12 Northern provinces in Viet Nam in a signing ceremony held in Washington.

Dr. Ray Owen, general director of Motorola Viet Nam and Dr. Hoang Trung Hai, chief executive officer of Vinaphone signed the contracts in an official signing ceremony, marking yet another milestone in the collaboration between Motorola and VNPT, which started more than 12 years ago and signifies the close cooperation between the United States and Viet Nam.

Under the agreements, more than 1,000 cell sites will be deployed in northern Viet Nam. Motorola will deliver its leading GSM infrastructure and solutions as well as a range of comprehensive services, including network optimization, operations and maintenance, to expand the cellular network and mobile services of Vinaphone, a subsidiary of VNPT, in suburban and rural areas of the country. It is Motorola's second GSM network expansion project with VNPT in six months. Shipment of the equipment will begin in Q3 2008 and the project is expected to be completed in 2009.

"Motorola is committed to provide leading communications technology to meet the growing demand of Vinaphone in providing high quality and reliable voice and data communications services to subscribers," said Ray Owen, general director of Motorola Viet Nam.

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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