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Motorola Wins Award for Wind and Solar Powered Cell Site Trial.

Summary: Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced it has won the Mobile Data Association (MDA) Green Award for its wind and solar powered mobile base station trial in Namibia, conducted with the GSM Association (GSMA) and MTC Namibia.

Motorola Wins Award for Wind and Solar Powered Cell Site Trial

Mobile Data Association Award recognizes MotorolaCOs leadership in ground breaking sustainable power solutions

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced it has won the Mobile Data Association (MDA) Green Award for its wind and solar powered mobile base station trial in Namibia, conducted with the GSM Association (GSMA) and MTC Namibia.

The MDA awards are a celebration of the best in mobile data and recognise the best of forward-thinking companies that have made a significant contribution to the uptake of mobile data. The MDA reward real innovation and success in mobile data and awards are given solely on merit. Motorola won the award for successfully addressing environmental issues and bringing these issues into the corporate mainstream.

During the trial in Namibia, a base station on the site was powered using renewable energy sources, including wind and solar power. The solution offers network operators a cost-effective way to enable the delivery of mobile voice and data services in remote, rural areas where mains electricity is either not available at all or prohibitively expensive.

C[pounds sterling]We are delighted to win such a prestigious award and to be recognized for our efforts in bringing green and sustainable communications to developing countries,C[yen] said Joe Cozzolino, corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility EMEA. C[pounds sterling]The award is a reflection of MotorolaCOs commitment to commercial viable sustainable energy solutions.C[yen]

The judging panel at the MDA stated C[pounds sterling]the Motorola Namibia project demonstrated an innovative use of technology which in the future could mean that mobile networks will be powered by sustainable natural resources and not requiring carbon based power. We wish Motorola every success with this pilot and look forward to seeing more and more carbon free wireless networks around the worldC[yen]

Motorola works to improve the environmental profile of its products and to improve energy efficiency in its operations. From 2000 to 2007, Motorola reduced its carbon footprint by 25 percent. Currently, 9.7 percent of its total electricity purchases are from renewable energy sources. MotorolaCOs renewable energy solutions for powering wireless network cell sites are part of the companyCOs Reach GSM portfolio. For more information please visit: www.motorola.com/reach/windandsolartrialA[umlaut] 2008 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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