Motorola Wins Deal with VIVO to Further Evolve its Network; Expand Reach of CDMA 3G EV-DO High Speed Mobile Services
SÃO PAULO, Brazil – 26 October 2005 – VIVO, the largest mobile telephone carrier in South America with more than 28 million subscribers, has extended its long-standing relationship with Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) by granting an award to Motorola for further development of VIVO’s CDMA network, additional Motorola SoftSwitches, and expansion of its CDMA 3G EV-DO high-speed mobile service. This award will help VIVO further the reach of its advanced data-rich applications and Push-to-Talk over Cellular offering to customers in the states of Sao Paulo, Parana and Santa Catarina.
“VIVO is continually seeking to pioneer innovations and, with high-speed services, we consolidated our leadership and we are making history in cellular telephony in Brazil. An example is VIVO Play 3G, our third generation service, which offers video, music and image download and streaming, including TV on mobile phones,” said Javier Rodriquez, Technology vice president, VIVO.
“As the largest mobile operator in the Southern Hemisphere, VIVO is setting the pace for network evolution,” said Mauricio Gomes, general director for Motorola Networks in Brazil. “By continuing to adopt Motorola’s open, standards based technology, VIVO is ensuring that it will have the flexibility and scalability to quickly bring its subscribers the reliable, comprehensive service portfolio they need to seamlessly communicate, regardless of application.”
In addition to helping VIVO further evolve to a robust network that is specifically optimized for data services, the network enhancements will enable the company to move data applications at faster speeds, reduce the overall costs of delivering data and more effectively manage planned network upgrades to maximize the re-use of existing infrastructure equipment. Already with initial deployments of its CDMA1xRTT service, VIVO customers have been able to access diverse entertainment, information and communication services including VIVO Torpedo SMS (cellular to cellular text messaging), VIVO Wap (mobile internet via cellular with instant messaging, e-mail, news services, etc.) and Chat da VIVO (chat environment with celebrities via Wap.
A portion of the revenue from this agreement was included in Motorola’s Q3 2005 results.
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, anywhere, anytime. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information: http://www.motorola.com/.
As part of the Portugal Telecom and Telfonica Moviles Groups, VIVO is the largest cellular telephone operator in the Southern Hemisphere with more than 28 million customers in Brazil. The company is the leader of both the individual and corporate segments and provides solutions to the latter through its VIVO Empresas business unit.
VIVO’s competitive leader is in its CDMA technology – which is the basis of the Third Generation cellular telephone all over the world, according to International
Telecommunications Union. (ITU). Add to this its coverage, modernity and the innovative nature of its voice and data transmission services, such as high-speed mobile Internet, video transmission and other formats of online communication.
For more information about VIVO, visit: http://www.vivo.com.br
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