Motorola Participating in 25 WiMAX Trials, Nine WiMAX Network Deployments Worldwide

Latest trial with TVA in Brazil to test mobile WiMAX technology in Rio de


Mar 27, 2007, 01:00 ET from Motorola, Inc.

    ORLANDO, Fla., March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CTIA Wireless 2007 --
 Motorola (NYSE:   MOT) announced today it has nine contracts for the
 installation of 802.16e WiMAX networks and is taking part in 25 trials with
 the technology worldwide, confirming the growth of WiMAX especially in
 emerging markets. Motorola now has WiMAX trials and deployments underway in
 six continents.
     The newest Motorola WiMAX trial agreement is with TVA, a multi-services
 operator in Brazil, which will conduct a trial for the use of mobile WiMAX
 technology (802.16e) in Rio de Janeiro. The solution will cover central Rio
 and part of the south of the city, providing wireless broadband services
 with voice, data and multimedia capacity for a select group of users.
     The WiMAX platform, including use of the 2.5 GHz spectrum in line with
 Anatel regulations, enables rapid digital inclusion, as well as an
 opportunity to provide multimedia (voice, data and image) services. By
 digitalizing its MMDS (Multipoint Multichannel Distribution System)
 network, TVA is able to expand its service offering, creating a new model
 for competition.
     In the agreement, Motorola will supply its wi4 WiMAX access points and
 end user equipment. WiMAX 802.16e permits indoor installation of customer
 premises equipment without line of sight to the radio base stations,
 ensuring high user service capacity. The technology also permits high data
 rates and a wider range of coverage than other currently available
     The trial period will enable TVA to assess the performance of the
 technology in the differentiated demographic topology of the city of Rio de
 Janeiro, as well as the mobile TV, video, VoIP, and media streaming
 services and data applications.
     "The digitalization of our MMDS network maximizes spectrum use,
 enabling us to offer our subscribers more services and products," said
 Virgilio Amaral, director of strategy and technology of TVA. "Additionally,
 we intend to extend our TVA at School social project, one of the targets of
 which is to provide broadband access, cable TV and content for public
     "We are very pleased to announce this WiMAX trial in Latin America,
 particularly because it is being executed in conjunction with a company
 recognized for innovation in providing broadband services in Brazil," said
 Eduardo Stefano, vice president, sales and service, Motorola Networks &
 Enterprise. "Motorola is a leader in mobile WiMAX solutions worldwide and
 is committed to delivering state-of-the-art technological services and
 solutions to its customers."
     "Our solution is flexible, easy to install, scalable and very
 competitive compared with the fixed offerings currently available on the
 market, such as ADSL and cable," Stefano added.
     Motorola's WiMAX solutions support long-range, personal broadband
 through fixed, portable, nomadic and mobile applications. The company's
 MOTOwi4(TM) portfolio of WiMAX solutions consists of access points (radio
 base stations); customer premises equipment (CPE); PC WiMAX cards; and,
 mobile WiMAX chipsets, which are currently under development and will be
 used in Motorola devices to complete broadband wireless networks. To get
 more information about Motorola wi4 WiMAX and MOTOwi4 solutions, please
     About TVA
     TVA is a multi-service company belonging to the Abril Group. Known for
 its total customer focus, the company constantly presents technological
 innovations that anticipate market needs with the offer of multiple bundles
 that permit flexibility of choice for the consumer.
     The company was the first to launch Digital TV via Cable in 2004,
 permitting other important service launches such as TVA DVR, high
 definition broadcasts of the World Cup, as well as TVA Portatil (Portable
 TVA). In 2006, the company digitalized its MMDS network in Sao Paulo,
 initiating 100 percent digital coverage in the whole of Greater Sao Paulo.
 In 2007, TVA concluded digitalization of its Rio de Janeiro MMDS network
 and is preparing to do the same in Curitiba, as a means of expanding
 coverage and service offerings.
     In the broadband segment, the company was the first to announce WiMAX
 tests and will be commercializing the technology from 2007 in the city of
 Curitiba (Parana). The company's product portfolio also includes Ajato
 Broadband Internet, which provides personalized service for corporate and
 residential customers. In October 2006, Telefonica and the Abril Group
 signed an agreement for the sale of part of TVA's common and preferential
 shares in accordance with the legislation governing the sector. The
 companies are awaiting Anatel's approval for the completion of this
     About Motorola
     Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in
 wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless
 Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay
 connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and
 entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and
 delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful
 networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100
 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of U.S. $42.9
 billion in 2006. For more information, please visit
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 their respective owners. (C) Motorola, Inc. 2007

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