Verizon Wireless and Motorola Agree to Expand and Upgrade CDMA 1x Sites to EV-DO Rev. A
Successful EV-DO Rev. A Trial Leads to Agreement to Equip Sites with EV-DO Rev. A and Includes Core Network Gear and Services
09/12/2006 - BASKING RIDGE, NJ, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL and LOS ANGELES, CA — Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless provider, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) have extended their supply agreement to include upgrades to existing 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision 0 sites and incremental upgrades to CDMA 1xRTT sites to 1x EV-DO Revision A. CDMA 1x EV-DO Rev. A offers fast downlink speeds and enhances the uplink data speeds for wireless broadband data users, providing new quality of service features needed to support simultaneous video, voice and data applications. The financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
Ed Salas, vice president of network planning, Verizon Wireless, said, “Motorola has been a long-time CDMA infrastructure supplier to Verizon Wireless, and continues to offer us high-quality CDMA technology solutions that help us meet our customers’ ever growing needs for wireless broadband services.”
“This agreement highlights not only Motorola’s past investments in CDMA 1xRTT and 1x EV-DO technology, but our ongoing and projected future investments to insure our most valued customers like Verizon Wireless can continue to offer leading edge broadband data and multimedia services. We expect to continue to evolve CDMA 1x EV-DO technology over time to insure the technology maintains competitiveness with other broadband wireless technology options,” said Fred Wright, senior vice president, Networks & Enterprise, Motorola.
CDMA 1xRTT and 1x EV-DO technology are widely use in many regions of the world including North America, Japan, Korea, China and many countries in Southeast Asia, serving more than 275 million subscribers. The technology offers an evolution path that maintains backward and forward compatibility with earlier versions of CDMA technology while providing a future upgrade path to even faster broadband data rates.
Motorola has been providing wireless communications solutions for nearly 80 years and was one of the co-inventors of cellular telephone technology in the 1970s and early 1980s. Motorola serves CDMA customers in 32 countries around the world and supports approximately 80,000 cell sites of CDMA equipment worldwide.
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Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation’s most reliable wireless network, serving 54.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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 www.motorola.com
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