Atheeb Awards Motorola $165 Million Nationwide WiMAX Contract for the Kingdom of...
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Atheeb Awards Motorola $165 Million Nationwide WiMAX Contract for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia One of the largest WiMAX 802.16e turnkey contracts in the Middle East leveraging Motorola's global expertise in delivering and operating nationwide deployments. RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced a $165 million WiMAX 802.16e infrastructure contract with Etihad Atheeb Telecommunication Company (Atheeb) that will enable the new service provider to offer compelling and unique broadband services to subscribers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Atheeb selected Motorola based on Motorola's global leadership and ability to deliver a fully integrated end-to-end nationwide WiMAX solution. The contract includes the delivery of Motorola's new WAP 800 access point, featuring smart antenna technology, plus a comprehensive service package including end-to-end delivery of network planning, installation, optimization and support services. Broadband will be available to customers across the Kingdom, reaching into areas of demand that until now have been underserved. Ali Amer, vice president, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility said, "Motorola is delighted to be working side by side with Atheeb to address the appetite of Saudi customers for high-speed communications. This will be delivered utilizing Motorola's leading, cost- effective, and proven WiMAX 802.16e technology and services. Users demand connectivity whether they're at home or in the office, and Motorola is excited to work with Atheeb to meet this from concept to reality." Motorola is a global leader in WiMAX with 19 WiMAX contracts and more than 75 engagements in 44 countries worldwide. The WAP 800 access point technology to be deployed with Atheeb has 4 transmit and 8 receive antennas per sector providing optimal coverage and uplink data performance. For more information on Motorola's WiMAX solutions, please visit: http://www.motorola.com/wi4 A portion of the contract will be financed by Motorola About Motorola Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications. The company develops technologies, products and services that make mobile experiences possible. Our portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories. Motorola is committed to delivering next generation communication solutions to people, businesses and governments. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.6 billion in 2007. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com About Etihad Atheeb Telecommunication Company Etihad Atheeb Telecommunication Company was formed as a new provider of fixed telecoms services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The consortium draws on the local knowledge and passion of the Atheeb Trading Group under the leadership of HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmed bin Abdulaziz. This is combined with the deep operational experience of Batelco who provide the telecoms expertise and know how. The consortium is completed by the strength of the Al Nahla and Traco companies who share the vision for high speed, reliable communication services in the Kingdom. The company was selected from among ten applicants for a fixed telecoms license in 2007 and received their Royal Decree in March. The company is now preparing for a widely anticipated IPO that will enable people in the Kingdom to invest in this forward looking and proudly Saudi company. MOTOROLA and the stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. (C) Motorola, Inc. 2008. All rights reserved. SOURCE Motorola, Inc. Gemma Priscott of Motorola Home & Networks Mobility, +44 7970 882994, firstname.lastname@example.org
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