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MOTOROLA TO SUPPLY GSM DIGITAL CELLULAR NETWORK TO GUANGZHOU, CHINA

 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola's International Cellular Infrastructure Division has been awarded a contract to supply a digital Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) cellular system to Guangzhou city of China. The GSM contract is Motorola's first in this important China city.
 China United Telecommunications Corp. (Unicom) has ordered the city- wide network which will initially support 20,000 subscribers. This first phase of the multi-phase GSM network is scheduled for commercial service in the first half of 1995.
 "Motorola's entry into Guangzhou is significant in that the city represents one of China's most economically developed regions where cellular telephone service has enjoyed great popularity," said Pertti Johansson, vice president and general manager of Motorola's International Cellular Infrastructure Division. "With this award, Motorola now has cellular systems in 22 of China's 27 provinces."
 In addition, it is Unicom's first commercial equipment supply contract. Overall, the competition for this expansive project included seven other top vendors.
 The newly-formed China Unicom is the country's second government operator. It was established during the summer of 1994 by the ministries of Electronics Industry, Power Industry and Railway. Unicom shares the same privileges as the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in deploying services.
 To date, Motorola has won more than 140 public and private cellular system contracts in China. Motorola was awarded the first cellular system contract in Beijing in 1986, two years ahead of any competitor.
 Motorola is one of the world's leading providers of wireless communications, semiconductors, and advanced electronic systems and services. Major equipment businesses include cellular telephone, two- way radio, paging and data communications, personal communications, automotive, defense and space electronics and computers. Communication devices and millions of consumer products are powered by Motorola semiconductors. Motorola's 1993 sales were $17 billion.
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