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France Telecom and Motorola demonstrate a Seamless Mobility Innovation


Paris, October 3, 2006 - France Telecom and Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today publicly demonstrate an innovative Network Controlled Seamless Mobility, one of the results of the companies’ seamless mobility strategic partnership signed in January 2005.This collaboration aims at developing and deploying new and innovative integrated services using a wide range of devices, applications, and wireless access networks and technologies for the enterprise and consumer space.
The France Telecom and Motorola labs research teams have collaborated on several projects including the one being showcased today: Network Controlled Seamless Mobility. It permits simultaneously to the operator to have a solution that enhances its services quality, optimizes the use of network capacity and achieves a greater end-user experience.
The result of the development shows that seamless mobility can be experienced with a wide range of applications while the handover is controlled by the operator network with IP protocols. In this solution, the handover decision is managed with centralized information regarding radio link conditions, access networks load, application quality of service (QoS) needs, user preferences, and operator policies.
The demonstration showcases video streaming from a remote application server to the A910 Motorola handset where a seamless handover between EDGE and WiFi occurs at the optimized instant for the network operator and user.

For France Telecom, this collaboration with Motorola is a success. The technical teams have demonstrated complementarities in the study of algorithms designed to be implemented in next generation networks. The obtained results will serve the promotion of new standards.

For Motorola, this collaboration result is a new step towards the realization of its vision for Seamless Mobility through current and next generation networks and applications based on extensive R&D investments and understanding of both service provider and end-user needs. The jointly developed technologies have been intensively tested in order to anticipate and set up the next generation of standards.

About France Telecom
France Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, serves over 149 million customers on five continents (220 countries or territories) as of June 30, 2006 and had consolidated sales of 49 billion euros by IFRS standards in 2005 (25.9 billion euros in the first half of 2006). Launched in June 2005, the NExT program (New Experience in Telecommunications) will allow the Group to pursue its transformation as an integrated operator and to make France Telecom the benchmark for new telecommunications services in Europe. On June 2006, Orange thus became the Group’s single brand for Internet, television and mobile in France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and Orange Business Services the brand name for the services offered to businesses worldwide. France Telecom is number two mobile operator and provider of Internet services in Europe and amongst the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris Eurolist market and on the New York Stock Exchange.

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


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