Motorola spearheads largest LTE deployment in capital city

February 15, 2010

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- The Networks business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today signed a contract with Zain Saudi Arabia to deploy the first Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the Kingdom. Motorola will be deploying the largest LTE network for Zain in the capital city, Riyadh and will provide an end-to-end LTE solution including radio access network (RAN), evolved packet core (EPC), devices and optimization and integration services. Deployment will begin in the second quarter enabling Zain to offer high-speed mobile broadband services to its customers.

“Motorola is pioneering the development and deployment of 4G, and we are delighted to be working closely with Motorola on this strategic LTE roll out as we address the mobile broadband needs of today's consumers in Saudi Arabia who are looking for rich, personalized media experiences,” said Ismail Fikree, chief operating officer, Zain Saudi Arabia.

“We want to provide Zain subscribers in the Kingdom with the fastest high-quality network that can accommodate real-time multimedia applications such as video conferencing, high definition (HD) content streaming, video blogging, or the ability to quickly upload video onto social networking sites. With LTE, Zain customers will be able to experience unparalleled mobile broadband experiences,” continued Fikree.

Motorola and Zain will deploy a FDD LTE network in the 2.6GHz band, overlaying Zain’s existing 3G network.

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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