Agreement represents strong commitment from Motorola and NII Holdings to iDEN technology
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. and RESTON, Va., Oct 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD) today announced they have agreed to extend Motorola’s supply of iDEN infrastructure to NII Holdings for three additional years. Extension of this longstanding agreement reflects both companies’ commitment to iDEN technology as a best-in-class system offering, in particular for Push to Talk (PTT) services. This agreement formally extends their contractual relationship through 2014 and covers the supply of hardware, software and services. It also reinforces Motorola’s commitment to continue to invest in the development and support of its iDEN technology and related features.
NII Holdings, with operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru, is a leading provider of mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America and the largest international iDEN network operator, serving more than 8.5 million subscribers. Its leadership in global iDEN deployments reflects the reliability and quality of services offered by the company. NII Holdings’ customers across Latin America benefit from the speed, efficiency and cost savings offered by the unique combination of services in a single state-of-the-art device.
iDEN networks technology is currently in operation and efficiently delivers communications services for more than 30 network operators in 24 countries worldwide. iDEN continues to be the wireless industry’s benchmark technology solution for high-performance PTT services. Combined with high- quality telephone interconnect, short messaging and Internet access services, iDEN meets a wide range of users’ communications needs.
“This is a strong commitment to iDEN technology by both Motorola and NII Holdings,” said Alan Strauss, vice-president and chief technology officer, NII Holdings. “All our markets show a strong demand for the services provided by iDEN technology, and this continues to be a key factor for our business success. Our decision to extend our relationship with Motorola for the provision of iDEN infrastructure is a result of this technology being an outstanding solution for the delivery of wireless services – including PTT services – one of the major differentiating factors in our offering.”
“iDEN technology is currently supported by an international community of operators. The decision of NII Holdings – a key global operator of this technology and a key customer for all of Motorola – reasserts this technology provides a clear system solution choice for network operators to deliver integrated communications services to their customers who demand superior services, ” said Dave Wangrow, MSSI vice president, Motorola sales and service, iDEN, Motorola Solutions.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and 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) revenues reached 22 billion dollars in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com
About NII Holdings, Inc.
NII Holdings, Inc., a publicly held company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. NII Holdings, Inc. has operations in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile offering a fully integrated wireless communications tool with digital cellular voice services, data services, wireless Internet access and Nextel Direct Connect(R) and International Direct Connect(SM), a digital two-way radio feature. NII Holdings, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD and is a member of the NASDAQ 100 Index. Visit the Company’s website at www.nii.com.
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Gustavo J. Wrobel
Corporate Director of Communications
NII Holdings, Inc.
1875 Explorer Street, Suite 1000
Reston, VA. 20190
Claudia E. Restrepo