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Motorola Ranked Highest on Ability to Deliver Fully Integrated Communications Servers in Yankee Group Report


Leading Telecom Equipment Manufacturers estimate 30 percent improvement in time-to-market and project development costs by using standards-based communications servers

TEMPE, Ariz – 22 March 2006 – New research from the Yankee Group reports that leading Tier 1 telecommunications equipment manufacturers (TEMs) estimate that they can realize significant improvements in project development costs as well as an estimated 30 percent time-to-market improvement from using standards-based communications servers. Yankee Group’s analysis estimated a 31.5 percent total cost reduction when using the example of adopting a standards-based communications server to build a typical piece of mobile core infrastructure equipment.

The TEMs interviewed for the survey ranked Motorola’s Embedded Communications Computing business (NYSE: MOT) highest for ability to deliver fully-integrated communications servers.

The report analyzes the adoption of communications servers based on industry standards such as AdvancedTCA®, Carrier Grade Linux and Service Availability™ Forum and uses TEMs developing mobile core infrastructure and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) equipment as an example. Yankee Group’s research consisted of primary research with leading Tier 1 TEMs and computing vendors and in-house intelligence.

“The adoption of open, standards-based computing platforms within Tier 1 TEMs is poised to hit an inflection point during the next business cycle of 12 to 24 months,” said Brian Partridge, senior analyst of the Yankee Group. “As our report shows, the time is now for TEMs to modify their product roadmaps and business processes to make room for standards-based communications servers. Motorola’s ranking in this study reflects its holistic approach, which includes a comprehensive communications server line of products, an extensive portfolio of professional services, leadership within industry consortia and commitment to a strong ecosystem.”

“Our customers are validating the trends identified in the Yankee Group report,” said Wendy Vittori, corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola’s Embedded Communications Computing. “They are looking to us to provide communications servers that help them reduce the number of computing platforms supporting their product offerings. With Motorola’s open communications servers, our professional services teams can leverage the industry ecosystem to integrate and deliver application-specific servers that enable our customers to have the best available time-to-market for their applications.”

“We have seen increasing momentum in the communications server market segment in the last year,” said Doug Davis, vice president and general manager, Communications Infrastructure Group, Intel Corporation. “Driving this momentum are companies like Motorola who can quickly deliver integrated solutions utilizing Modular Communications Platforms, based on Intel® building blocks.”

Another indication that the industry is adopting open, standards-based platforms is the recent formation of a new alliance, called SCOPE. SCOPE’s mission is to help, enable and promote the availability of open carrier grade base platforms based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware/software and Free Open Source Software (FOSS) building blocks, and to promote interoperability to better serve service providers and consumers.

To download a copy of the Yankee Group report, Standards-Based Communications Servers for Telecommunications: Market Drivers, Inhibitors, Perceptions and Rankings, visit

About Motorola’s Communications Servers
Motorola’s Embedded Communications Computing business has a comprehensive portfolio of open standards-based communications servers architected to meet the needs of a broad range of communications applications. The Avantellis™ series and Centellis™ series communications servers are based on AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA™ industry standards and run Carrier Grade Linux and Motorola’s NetPlane™ Software suite for high service availability. Motorola’s communications servers enable equipment manufacturers to focus on adding their application-specific value, thereby reducing the time, cost and risk involved in deploying new revenue-generating applications or migrating existing applications to standards-based technology. For more information:

Motorola is a Premier Member with the Intel® Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. For more information, please visit

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 $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit

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