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MOTOROLA WINS THREE ADDITIONAL DIGITAL CELLULAR CONTRACTS

 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola's Cellular Infrastructure Group has won additional contracts to supply digital cellular infrastructure equipment and services to Austria, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan. The value of the contracts exceeds $80 million.
 The largest of the contracts is for PTV, Austria's sole cellular operator. The initial system capacity will support 150,000 subscribers requiring over 240 GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) cell sites. Commercial service is planned for 1994. Under a separate agreement, Motorola will also be providing analog equipment to expand PTV's cellular network from 185,000 subscribers to the 250,000 subscribers projected for next year.
 The GSM system for the UAE will be deployed by Etisalat, a government agency responsible for all telecommunications in the country and recognized in the region as a highly sophisticated telecom authority. The system will be a nationwide network initially supporting 30,000 subscribers. Commercial service is scheduled for May 1994. The Etisalat award represents the second GSM award won in the Middle East by Motorola. This follows Q-tel of Qatar which was the first such award in the region.
 The Pakistan GSM network to be deployed by Pakistan Mobile Communications Ltd. (PMCL) is also a nationwide network. The system will include coverage of the major cities of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Commercial service is scheduled for February 1994.
 "Motorola is now supplying GSM base station systems to nine cellular operators worldwide," stated Jack Scanlon, senior vice president and general manager of Motorola's Cellular Infrastructure Group. "These awards - including our base of European GSM awards, are increasing evidence of our ability to successfully work to an open cellular standard and to provide the best performing and most compact GSM radio systems to our customers." Other Motorola GSM system awards include Germany, Sweden, Norway, Portugal and the United Kingdom. A number of additional GSM contracts for Motorola base stations have been awarded to Siemens via an OEM agreement between Siemens and Motorola.
 The concept of open network architecture for cellular systems was first developed in Europe under the GSM standard. Motorola is a strong proponent of open network systems. A number of the company's awards, including GSM, are into networks requiring Motorola base stations to interface with a variety of switch vendors. In addition, Motorola has been the first to supply to many of the IS-41 networks which allow proprietary cellular systems to communicate with each other.
 In the U.S., Motorola has taken the lead in driving open interfaces for cellular systems. Its "A+" interface specification which addresses the air interface between the switch and base stations was proposed to the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the U.S. standards body, July of this year.
 The company's expertise in RF technology is recognized by operators worldwide. Motorola will be supplying two additional digital access technologies for its customers: CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) and PDC (Personal Digital Cellular). The first CDMA vendor awards in the world were for Motorola's SC(TM) 9600 Base Station Systems' implementation. Major cellular operators who have chosen CDMA technology include Bell Atlantic Mobile, U S WEST NewVector and PacTel. In addition, DDI and TU-KA will be deploying Motorola PDC SC(TM) 9600 Base Station Systems in Japan. PDC is TDMA-based cellular technology offered in the 800 MHz and 1.5 GHz frequency bands.
 Motorola is one of the world's leading providers of wireless communications and electronic equipment, systems, components and services for worldwide markets. Products include two-way radios, pagers personal communications systems, cellular telephones and systems, semiconductors, defense and aerospace electronics, automotive and industrial electronics, computers, data communications and information processing and handling equipment. Sales in 1992 were $13.3 billion.
 /CONTACT: Judy SooHoo of Motorola CIG, 708-632-4474/
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 MOTOROLA TO PROVIDE RAPID RESPONSE CELLULAR SYSTEM TO
 HELP RESTORE COMMUNICATIONS IN EARTHQUAKE RAVAGED INDIA
 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Oct. 6 -- Motorola today said it would ship a cellular infrastructure system that can be rapidly deployed to help restore communications in India following last week's major earthquake and devastation near Maharashtra.
 The Wireless Local Loop (WILL)(TM) communications system is being loaned by the company's Cellular Infrastructure Group to India's Department of Telecommunications to support rescue operations.
 The WILL system can be installed and provide state-of-the-art mobile or fixed telephony service to remote areas within two-to-five days and can be easily integrated into the national network. Once installed, the system will provide the same standard voice capability of India's wired telephone networks.
 The equipment will be shipped from Motorola's Arlington Heights facility. It will be installed free of charge and remain in the Maharashtra area until normal landline communications can be restored.
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 /CONTACT: Scott Wyman of Motorola, 708-632-4691/
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