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Motorola to Design, Manufacture and Market Equipment For Aerwav's 220 MHz Spectrum Pipeline.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and NEW YORK -- Motorola Inc. and Aerwav, Inc. today announced an agreement through which Motorola will design, manufacture and market infrastructure, portable and mobile two-way radio products for use in the 220 MHz band.

"This event marks Motorola's first ever entry into the 220 MHz band," said Ken Notter, Motorola Communications and Electronics Inc. vice president. "Building on our position as a leading manufacturer in the two-way radio industry, we believe the soon-to-be-released suite of Motorola products will energize the 220 MHz market, since these products will provide enterprises and private carriers with significant new choices in wireless communications solutions."

As the largest owner of licenses in the 220 to 222 MHz frequency band, Aerwav intends to leverage this dominant spectrum position for the development of new wireless communications businesses throughout the United States.

"Our agreement with Motorola establishes the type of strategic relationship that will help us advance our spectrum-leasing model," said Robert J. Shiver, Aerwav chairman and chief executive officer. "Motorola's dedication to innovative and quality two-way radio products, coupled with the spectrum 'pipeline' that Aerwav will provide, opens up significant new opportunities for wireless services nationwide."

Offering two-way trunked radio features such as group dispatch, one-to-one selective calling, wide-area seamless roaming, and efficient channel utilization, the Motorola products will be ideal for a wide cross-section of markets, including security, manufacturing, transportation, and utilities. Overall, these products will provide customers with a balance of high-level features, versatility, and cost. Motorola expects to begin introducing its 220 MHz products in the second half of 2002. Both companies will market and distribute these communications solutions directly to end-customers, as well as through Motorola's extensive nationwide network of dealers.

About Aerwav

Aerwav is a new company established to invest in and develop wireless communications businesses and services. Founded in 2001, Aerwav is America's largest owner of national, regional and local spectrum licenses in the 220 to 222 MHz spectrum band and also owns Securicor Wireless. Securicor Wireless is a leading provider of integrated mobile data and voice applications for fleet management, including automatic vehicle location (AVL), status messaging and "one-to-many" wireless communications. Aerwav is focused on fostering the use and development of spectrum, the most valuable resource of the New Economy. To learn more about the company, please visit http://www.aerwav.com/

About Motorola

Motorola, Inc. is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2000 were $37.6 billion. For more information, please visit the company's web site at www.motorola.com

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. All other product and service names are the property of their respective owners.

Contact: Chelsea Palmer of Aerwav, +1-212-949-4200, or cpalmer@aerwav.com; or Adrienne Dimopoulos of Motorola, +1-847-576-6612, or adrienne.dimopoulos@motorola.com

Website: http://www.aerwav.com/ http://www.motorola.com/
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