Sprint awards Motorola Services mobile IOS contract for 5th consecutive year

CTIA WIRELESS 2010 — The Networks business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) has been awarded its fifth consecutive annual contract by Sprint to provide Intelligent Optimization Service (IOS) for its iDEN® network. Since using Motorola’s professional services, Sprint has improved the performance of its iDEN network and managed its available spectrum – both of which are key to delivering a high-quality service to its subscribers while minimizing operational costs and capital expenditures.

“Our customers are our top priority and we are constantly striving to improve the end-user experience. By teaming with Motorola over the past four years, we’ve been able to increase the performance and capacity of our iDEN network and deliver the consistently outstanding service that our Nextel customers depend on,” said Danny Bowman, president, Sprint Integrated Solutions Group.”

Motorola’s IOS solution is a comprehensive mix of expert resource, market-leading analytical tools and a proven optimization methodology for achieving efficient and measurable improvement results in network performance. Motorola’s IOS utilizes data-reporting features generated by the network and subscribers as they use their phones. Motorola’s service virtually eliminates the need for manual resource intensive drive-testing.

“Motorola has built a strong relationship and a proven track record with Sprint in delivering network optimization services that have a direct impact on the efficiency and performance of Sprint’s iDEN network,” said Bruce Brda, senior vice president, Motorola Networks. “Services are a significant portion of Motorola Networks’ annual sales and are also an important contributor to the success of the operators who contract with us for our services expertise. By working with Motorola to integrate, optimize and manage their networks, operators can deliver reliable and enriched end-user experiences to their customers while effectively managing their bottom lines.”

Combining the best features of traditional optimization with state-of-the-art user-generated data analysis, this process allows a consistent, repeatable and cost-effective approach to network optimization. Motorola’s IOS has helped to generate improvements in both coverage and capacity by improved management of interference within the network and enabling optimal reuse of existing spectrum.

Leveraging best practice methodologies, tools and global delivery expertise, Motorola professional services personnel team works with network operators to maximize system performance that enriches subscriber experiences, manages network integration complexity and reduces operational costs and risk. Motorola delivers professional, integration, managed and support services to an extensive customer base around the world with its newest products designed for 4G technologies, helping customers understand data in a wireless IP world.

Motorola Networks business delivers fully integrated and customizable media solutions enabling operators to offer personalized, rich media experiences to their subscribers. As a global wireless infrastructure leader, Motorola is committed to 4G with WiMAX and LTE solutions that provide a way for operators to profitably meet the ever-growing demand for mobile broadband today while giving 2G and 3G customers a future path as we continue to support their legacy networks. Motorola brings its services, fourth-generation orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) platform and 25 years of wireless data systems innovation, experience and expertise to bear as operators – wireline, wireless, cable and telco –seek to evolve their networks for the future.

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

Source: Motorola

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