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Motorola and Alltel Supply Sign Distribution Agreement for MOTOwi4 Canopy™ Portfolio


SCHAUMBURG, Ill., and ALPHARETTA, Ga., 30 January 2006 -- Motorola’s (NYSE:MOT) Canopy Wireless Broadband business and Alltel Supply Co. have signed a distribution agreement for Motorola’s MOTOwi4™ Canopy portfolio of wireless broadband equipment aimed at helping Independent Operating Companies (IOCs) across the United States affordably extend data networks to more customers. The agreement was in effect in the fourth quarter of 2005.

“Motorola has a great portfolio of wireless broadband products that can cost-effectively extend the voice and high-speed digital subscriber lines (DSL) of our IOC customers,” said Scott Evans, director of marketing for Alltel Supply. “The Motorola MOTOwi4 Canopy broadband products are of special importance because they round out the Alltel product portfolio for last mile access to the home.”

The comprehensive MOTOwi4 portfolio of wireless broadband solutions and services are designed to deliver and extend voice and high-speed data coverage and include Canopy wireless broadband solutions, broadband over powerline, metropolitan wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) mesh, high-speed backhaul solutions and WiMAX products.

“Alltel Supply is highly regarded in the independent carrier space for understanding the needs and opportunities of its customers. Motorola has had a long-standing relationship with Alltel with our cellular portfolio and this agreement provides Alltel an opportunity to add to that portfolio with our MOTOwi4 Canopy wireless broadband products, which provide cost effective solutions to reach more consumers,” said Tom Hulsebosch, senior director of sales and marketing for Motorola’s Wireless Broadband business.

About Motorola’s MOTOwi4 Canopy platform
Winner of the 2005 SUPERquest Award for Continuous Achievement, Motorola’s MOTOwi4 Canopy platform is a robust, high-speed wireless broadband solution for cost-effective connectivity for private networks, such as governments or enterprises, and for public networks via Internet service providers and carriers. The Canopy platform is a scalable, reliable platform that supports high speed broadband applications. Its performance promises one of the lowest total costs of ownership and is designed to significantly reduce a provider’s start-up, maintenance and leased-line costs. The Canopy point-to-point and point-to-multipoint system configurations are being deployed in more than 100 countries around the world. Please visit our website at and the online magazine Connections at

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 $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit

About Alltel Supply
Alltel Supply, an innovative distributor of telecommunication products and services, offers effective solutions to the technical, logistic and financial challenges facing today’s communications providers. Learn more about Alltel
Supply by visiting


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