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Motorola and Intel Team to Promote Adoption of Mobile WiMAX Technology

Motorola and Intel Team to Promote Adoption of Mobile WiMAX Technology

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola Inc. and Intel Corporation today announced their plan to collaboratively foster greater industry momentum for WiMAX and to advance the use of mobile WiMAX technology, based on the proposed IEEE 802.16e standard, for both fixed and wireless broadband applications.

Intel and Motorola plan to collaborate on specification efforts within the WiMAX Forum in an effort to ensure that network and device interoperability issues are addressed adequately.

In addition to working jointly to advance WiMAX standards, the companies plan to work together on interoperability testing of Motorola mobile devices, network equipment, and customer premises equipment with Intel products.

"WiMAX is beginning to deliver on its promise to provide broadband wireless access to businesses and consumers, and the promise of full mobility is around the corner with the anticipated ratification of the 802.16e standard," said Scott Richardson, general manager of Intel's Broadband Wireless Division. "By working with Motorola on mobile WiMAX standards and technology, we can jointly develop and test equipment to meet the requirements necessary for truly mobile broadband."

"We believe 802.16e is going to be the way to go for both fixed and nomadic applications," said Dan Coombes, chief technology officer, Motorola Networks. "With its robust specifications and ability to support high-value services like voice over IP and mobility, 802.16e is an ideal choice for many applications. Teaming with Intel to work on 802.16e standards and interoperability matters will complement our strategy of using 802.16e with our MOTOwi4 WiMAX solutions."

The MOTOwi4 portfolio includes fixed and mobile broadband solutions designed to meet the different needs of wireless, wireline, and cable operators for lower cost delivery of data rich multimedia applications and services. The portfolio extends beyond access point solutions to encompass mobile devices, customer premises equipment, PC cards, in-vehicle public safety devices and services.

Motorola and Intel are members of the WiMAX Forum, an industry-led non- profit corporation formed to promote and certify compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products. WiMAX, which stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a standards-based wireless technology that provides high-throughput broadband connections over long distances. WiMAX-based products can be used by cellular, wireline, cable and wireless service providers to meet their unique market needs for high-speed broadband.

Business Risks

Statements about WiMAX wireless broadband technology, its development and acceptance in the marketplace, and statements regarding Motorola's and Intel's plan to collaborate on standards issues and interoperability are forward- looking and involve risk and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include a decision by Motorola or Intel not to collaborate or to cease collaboration in the future, unforeseen events or market conditions that influence the rate of adoption of the WiMAX technology, its commercial deployment, and other factors in Motorola's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 and other filings made periodically by the company.

About the WiMAX Forum

The WiMAX Forum(TM) is working to facilitate the deployment of broadband wireless networks based on the IEEE 802.16 standard by helping to ensure the compatibility and inter-operability of broadband wireless access equipment. The organization is a nonprofit association formed in June of 2001 by equipment and component suppliers to promote the adoption of IEEE 802.16 compliant equipment by operators of broadband wireless access systems.

About Intel

Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at http://www.intel.com/pressroom .

About Motorola

Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, anywhere, anytime. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information: http://www.motorola.com/.

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

Motorola

CONTACT: Media, Kathi Haas of Motorola Networks, +1-480-732-2835 -
office, +1-480-748-6456 - mobile, [email protected] ; or Amy Martin of
Intel Press Relations, +1-408-653-6622 - office, +1-408-391-5194 - mobile,
[email protected] ; or Industry Analyst, Kathy Wiesner of Motorola
Networks, North America, +1-847-632-6021 - office, +1-847-875-0166 - mobile,
[email protected] ; or Linda Sanders of Intel, Analyst Relations,
+1-978-553-6501 - office, +1-857-498-1948 - cell, [email protected]

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