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Warid Telecom Uganda Selects Motorola for WiMAX Deployment


Motorola to deliver cost effective high-speed broadband infrastructure and services to connect the unconnected

WIMAX World USA - CHICAGO.-Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced that it has been selected by Warid Telecom Uganda, part of Warid Telecom International, to design and deploy an 802.16e WiMAX network in Uganda.

With much of Africa facing major challenges with limited fixed line access, Motorola will deliver a high-speed wireless broadband network, allowing Warid Telecom Uganda to quickly and cost-effectively connect the unconnected. Initial deployment, which is progressing rapidly, is due for completion by the end of 2007, enabling residential and enterprise voice and data connectivity services such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and virtual private network (VPN).

“In selecting the country’s first 802.16e WiMAX network for our broadband services we remove the limitations that come with deploying fixed infrastructure and have a more cost-effective solution for reaching more subscribers across all market segments,” said Zul Javaid, CEO and country general manager for Warid Telecom Uganda. “With Motorola’s global strength and WiMAX leadership, and the track record it has established with the Warid Group, we are confident that we can quickly and effectively bring next-generation broadband services to the people of Uganda.”

“Motorola is excited to be working with Warid Telecom Uganda to deliver wireless broadband to the country, using Motorola’s 802.16e WiMAX solutions. For emerging markets such as Uganda, Motorola’s ability to bypass legacy communication architectures and deliver next-generation technology offers competitive advantage to operators such as Warid Telecom Uganda. We believe WiMAX will greatly change the broadband landscape in Africa, not only enhancing access for consumers but also allowing for lower tariffs to bridging the digital divide and provide operators with new revenue opportunities,” said Ali Amer, vice president, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility, Middle East and Africa:

In addition to delivering state of the art equipment and services to Warid Uganda to support its ambitious deployment schedule, Motorola is currently working with Warid International’s subsidiary Wateen Telecom in Pakistan on the deployment and management of a nationwide end-to-end 802.16e WiMAX network.

Motorola’s WiMAX solutions are designed to support fixed, portable, nomadic and mobile applications. The WiMAX access points, customer premises equipment and mobile WiMAX chipsets under development for use in Motorola’s devices are part of the MOTOwi4™ portfolio of solutions that complement and complete wireless broadband networks. . Delivering IP coverage to virtually all spaces, MOTOwi4 also includes fixed, mesh, and indoor solutions for private and public networks. All of the MOTOwi4 solutions complement each other and can be deployed to meet the specific requirements for public and private networks. For more information on Motorola’s wi4 WiMAX and MOTOwi4 solutions, please visit:


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