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Motorola Powers the First WiMAX Network in East Malaysia


The new wireless broadband network enables REDtone to quickly and cost-effectively expand its services in the region

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced today that REDtone, Malaysia’s leading alternative communications, multimedia innovator and service provider, has launched East Malaysia’s first WiMAX broadband services, powered by Motorola technology. The first phase of the WiMAX network covers Kota Kinabalu business district, enabling high speed Internet access as well as data applications for enterprises.

In an effort to expand its broadband services offerings in East Malaysia, REDtone decided to establish a new network using WiMAX technology which ensures quick deployment at a lower cost compared to fixed line solutions. Motorola is working with REDtone to supply and deploy WiMAX 2.3GHz equipment at base sites and install customer premises equipment (CPE) to provide broadband services in major business districts in the first phase of the plan.

“The next generation wireless broadband network expands our service offerings. We are now able to meet our customers’ growing demand for high speed Internet connection and advanced data applications,” said Zainal Amanshah, group chief executive officer of REDtone International Berhad.

“We selected Motorola for this WiMAX project after a thorough evaluation and several field trials. Motorola has extensive WiMAX experience, its system is easy to set up and requires minimum installation footprint, which in the process helps reduce deployment time and lowers overall operational cost, “Zainal added. “We are also impressed by Motorola’s ability to provide advanced features like MIMO-B in a live system. These features will ensure a smooth network upgrade when we need to increase system capacity in the future.”

“We are pleased to work with REDtone in the supply and deployment of a high performance, reliable and scalable WiMAX network for enhanced Internet services and advanced applications. The commercial launch of REDtone’s WiMAX services reinforces our leadership in providing state-of-the-art WiMAX solutions to operators worldwide, enabling fixed and mobile WiMAX experience,” said Eric Starnes, vice president, sales of Asia, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. “With our expertise in media mobility, Motorola is confident of assisting REDtone in their long term planning of wireless broadband services.”

Besides providing broadband services to enterprise customers, REDtone is also planning to work with service providers based in Sabah and Sarawak to provide broadband services to the general public. The lack of capacity is causing slow Internet connection during peak period. The new WiMAX network will bring additional bandwidth to the areas and improve overall user experiences, generating more business opportunities for REDtone and local service providers.

Motorola now has 21 contracts for commercial WiMAX networks in 17 countries around the world. For more information about Motorola wi4 WiMAX solutions, please visit:

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