Tata Takes Moto's 1X

Motorola awarded $43M contract by India’s Tata Teleservices for CDMA 1X network deployments to cover Maharashtra, Mumbai, and Goa

February 19, 2003

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NEW DELHI -- Motorola’s (MOT:NYSE) Global Telecom Solutions Sector (GTSS) has been awarded a $43 million contract by Tata Teleservices for deployment of a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) 1X network in the Indian cities of Maharashtra, Mumbai and Goa. The CDMA 1X network is designed to provide customers data services at speeds of up to 144 Kbps in addition to regular voice services. The deployment is scheduled to be completed by May 2003.“Tata Teleservices is enhancing its basic telecom services portfolio by providing wireless Limited Mobility to its customers. We are already well entrenched in South India and recently launched CDMA based services in Delhi. We are now focusing on strengthening our presence in Western India to establish formidable presence in CDMA-based Wireless Local Loop services. We opted for Motorola as they have the requisite expertise, experience and significant presence in Asia Pacific in CDMA network deployment,” said S. Ramakrishnan, managing director, Tata Teleservices.“Motorola is privileged to team with Tata Teleservices, one of the leading private basic telecom operators in the country, for setting up its CDMA network in Maharashtra, including Mumbai,” said Pramod Saxena, Motorola’s country president of continental India and general manager and executive director, continental India and Asia Pacific . “These circles are among the more profitable and progressive telecom circles and will be instrumental in Tata Teleservices’ plans of becoming a major player in CDMA wireless services.”Motorola Inc.

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