ORLANDO, Fla., March 28 -- CTIA Wireless 2007 -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced today that it has been selected by VTR to deploy its 802.16e WiMAX network in Chile, marking the country's first deployment of WiMAX technology. VTR is one of Motorola's nine agreements for WiMAX network deployments worldwide.
In December 2005, VTR obtained the license to offer wireless communication
in Chile from regions I to IX and the Metropolitan Region.
"We are the pioneers in broadband, leaders in 'triple play' services and
the first to launch cable digital television and video on demand service in
the country. With our WiFi media campaign we are increasing the use of WiFi
in Chile, and with the deployment of this WiMAX network we will be ahead of
the Chilean technology market," said Mauricio Ramos, VTR's CEO.
The network is expected to be ready by March 2008.
"WiMAX technology will allow us to provide telecommunication services in
those places where we currently do not have service. It will allow us to
potentially reach 3.4 million homes, which means that VTR will be able to have
80 percent coverage in the country," indicated Ramos.
Oscar Rojas, vice president and general manager, Latin America and
Caribbean region, Motorola's Networks & Enterprise, said "WiMAX is key to
providing high speed wireless broadband in countries like Chile and others in
Latin America. With WiMAX, existing operators like VTR can provide wireless
high speed data that will be able to support rich applications using voice and
data, among other dedicated services."
Motorola's wi4 WiMAX solutions, designed to support fixed, portable,
nomadic and mobile applications, are part of its MOTOwi4(TM) portfolio of
innovative wireless broadband solutions and services that creates, complements
and completes IP networks. Delivering IP coverage to virtually all spaces,
the MOTOwi4 portfolio also includes wi4 Fixed, wi4 Mesh, and wi4 Broadband
over Powerline, solutions for private and public networks. To get more
information about Motorola wi4 WiMAX and MOTOwi4 solutions, please visit:
VTR is owned 80 percent indirectly by the U.S. Company Liberty Global,
Inc. and 20 percent by Cristalerias de Chile S.A., a local company.
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