Motorola Drives to Deliver WiMAX; Demos Mobility, Displays Range of Customer Premises Equipment at WiMAX World USA


Wins Best of WiMAX World Award for Industry Innovation

BOSTON, Oct. 11 - WiMAX World USA -- Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT), named today by xchange magazine and Trendsmedia as the recipient of the Best of WiMAX World Award for Industry Innovation, continues its aggressive leadership in bringing WiMAX to market by unveiling its first generation portfolio of WiMAX Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) at WiMAX World USA. Motorola also is featuring its first live mobile WiMAX demonstration using its WAP 25400 access points with diversity antenna techniques to perform handoffs to a WiMAX end-user device.

"Motorola is at the forefront of delivering complete end-to-end WiMAX solutions and services to meet operators' ever-growing demands for bandwidth, simple networks and mobility," said Dan Coombes, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Motorola Networks & Enterprise. "Mobility is the key to delivering what consumers, enterprise and governments want -- personal broadband services and experiences that match what they have at home or in the office while they are out in the world."

Operator interest in and commitment to WiMAX continues to grow, as has Motorola's WiMAX momentum. For example, in the United States Motorola has been selected by Sprint Nextel as a vendor for its nationwide WiMAX network and Clearwire has selected Motorola's WiMAX technology for its nationwide broadband network. Motorola is actively engaged in delivering WiMAX equipment to support 18 market trials worldwide, and currently is deploying a nationwide 802.16e network in Pakistan.

Motorola's portfolio of WiMAX devices on display at WiMAX World USA will include the outdoor CPEo 200 Series unit as well as indoor desktop units from the CPEi 200 Series, the CPEi 400 Series, and the CPEi 600 Series. These Motorola WiMAX desktop CPEs are easy to install with "plug and play" functionality. They feature multiple antennas to support advanced diversity techniques that, combined with multi-antenna operations at the access points, provide excellent range, throughput, and indoor penetration. Available features include integrated VoIP, remote antenna options, robust security and full QoS support. The full range of Motorola WiMAX devices on display at WiMAX World USA is scheduled to be available for trials in Q4 2006, with general availability within the first half of 2007.

Motorola will demonstrate the mobility features of its WiMAX solution using two Motorola WAP 25400 access points, which feature diversity antenna techniques, and laptops with PCMCIA cards that incorporate an 802.16e chip from Beceem Communications. In addition to live demonstrations of the mobile handoff capability of the WAP 25400, visitors can participate in Internet browsing, rich media streaming and video telephony further enabled by live connections to an IMS. The WAP 25400 features multiple in, multiple out (MIMO) capability and supports fixed, nomadic and mobile applications. It is scheduled for trial deployments in 2006 and for general availability in Q2 2007.

In addition to the wi4 WiMAX portfolio, Motorola's wi4 Mesh, wi4 Fixed and wi4 Broadband over Powerline solutions from its MOTOwi4(TM) portfolio, plus services and core solutions will be on display. MOTOwi4 is a portfolio of wireless broadband solutions and services that create, complement and complete IP networks. For more information visit: www.motorola.com/wi4 .

For more information about Motorola's WiMAX Week visit: Motorola WiMAX Week.

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 US $35.3 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com/.

Source: Motorola Inc.

CONTACT:
Kathi Haas
Motorola Networks & Enterprise
+1-480-732-2835
kathi.haas@motorola.com

Motorola Industry Analyst Contact
Kathy Wiesner
Motorola Networks & Enterprise
+1-847-632-6021
k.wiesner@motorola.com

Web site: www.motorola.com/wi4

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