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Motorola Reinforces Commitment to TD-LTE

Motorola has announced its plans to collaborate with mobile operators on TD-LTE (Time Division Duplex Long-Term Evolution) trials to be conducted during 2009. The vendor expects that its LTE ecosystem, which includes both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE (Frequency Division Duplex LTE), will support the needs of TDD-spectrum operators in China and worldwide, with the early deployments planned from the fourth quarter of 2009 to mid-2010.

Motorola, Inc., (NYSE: MOT) announced today its progress on Time Division Duplex Long-Term Evolution (TD-LTE) commercialization. Motorola will collaborate with operators on TD-LTE trials to be conducted during 2009. This further demonstrates Motorola’s commitment to TD-LTE in order to meet the future needs of operators in China, as well as operators around the world with TDD spectrum and help accelerate the delivery of the personal mobile media experiences globally.
As one of the leaders in LTE RAN contributions, Motorola supports both TD-LTE and Frequency Division Duplex LTE (FDD-LTE). Motorola is planning an LTE ecosystem to support the early deployments from Q4 2009 to mid-2010.

"Motorola has always been an innovator and pioneer in the mobile telecommunications industry and has extensive knowledge and experience across multiple OFDM-based wireless interfaces including WiMAX and LTE," said Mohammad Akhtar, vice president and general manager, Home and Networks Mobility China. “Motorola is leveraging its success in OFDM to design a common LTE platform that is capable of supporting FDD and TDD, bringing to market early and field-proven end-to-end LTE solutions to support TDD and FDD deployments.”

Motorola has world class R&D facilities including a team in China which has been working with major operators in China for many years and will provide valuable insights into the local needs. With its extensive OFDM expertise, Motorola offers several competitive advantages in LTE and is actively involved in global trial engagements.

Motorola is a member of the LTE/System Architecture Evolution (SAE) Trial Initiative (LSTI). This industry group is driving the acceleration of commercial and inter-operable next-generation LTE mobile broadband systems through the collaborative efforts of leading telecommunications companies worldwide. The LSTI helps support Motorola’s dedication and technology advancements that will deliver the media mobility experiences that consumers expect.

Motorola’s LTE solution is comprised of its OFDM broadband platform and a selection of radio options that include MIMO and smart antennas. The portfolio includes frame based-mounted radios, remote radio heads and tower top radios to support a wide variety of LTE deployment scenarios across a wide variety of spectrum bands to meet the needs of the global market.

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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 $30.1 billion in 2008.