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Airtel Launches “Push-to-Connect” Service on Motorola iDEN® Network


Enterprise workers get standard voice and messaging, plus push-button connection for instant, efficient, two-way communication

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) Home & Networks Mobility today announced that Airtel Wireless Ltd. has launched “Push-to-Connect” service in the province of Alberta, Canada, using Motorola’s iDEN handsets and an iDEN Harmony wireless communication system. With Motorola’s iDEN cellular technology, users can make regular voice calls, share data and also have immediate contact for two-way conversations with the simple push of a button.

“This new Push-to-Connect service provides a great boost to productivity and efficiency in the workplace, especially for companies that need to stay in touch with their employees out in the field or on the go,” said Merle Isaacson, president, Airtel Wireless. “With Motorola’s network, devices and applications such as NetDispatch Messenger, which turns any Internet connected computer into a two-way radio, Airtel can now provide this new service, along with text messaging, voice mail and unlimited group calling at one low monthly price to our customers in Canada.”

“Motorola congratulates Airtel Wireless on the launch of its new Push-to-Connect service,” said Caesar Silva, Motorola vice president, sales and service, Global iDEN. “The iDEN network is ideal for mobile operators considering deployment of a small- to large-scale mobile voice and data network with optimized dispatch capability. Motorola’s ecosystem of network infrastructure, devices, applications and services enable mobile operators to deploy iDEN with confidence while managing cost and mitigating risk.

The iDEN Harmony Wireless Communication System combines the best features of two-way radio, cellular telephone, packet data and paging into a single integrated system. A digital wireless solution, the Harmony system is a complete communications system for customers who own 800 or 900MHz spectrum. Compact and designed for small- to medium- scale deployments, Harmony’s scalable architecture delivers wide area coverage that makes it the ideal solution for businesses that need to communicate with mobile crews within a large geographical area or between multi-campus environments. The scalable architecture also allows small and medium sized mobile operators to incrementally increase their network investment as demand for services increases.

Motorola currently has iDEN networks operating with 31 operators in 23 countries worldwide with more than 23 million subscribers. Motorola offers a comprehensive portfolio of iDEN devices and accessories to suit the unique requirements of both enterprise users and consumers, including the Motorola Stature™ i9, i335, i365, i365IS, Motorola Clutch™ i465, i605 and i850.

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