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Motorola to Deliver the Wireless Internet

GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 1999-- Company to Unveil Wireless Internet "Portfolio" of Networks, Access Devices, Content, Applications and Services at World Telecom '99

Motorola, Inc., the world's largest supplier of wireless communications equipment and leading supplier of embedded solutions, will unveil its new wireless Internet communications architecture vision as well as its new, Internet-ready mobile communications product line at World Telecom '99 in Geneva, Switzerland, October 9-17, 1999.

These newly branded elements of Motorola's integrated, end-to-end communications solutions will be demonstrated live at the Company's exhibit (Hall 5, Stand 5011), throughout the weeklong telecommunications extravaganza.

Via interactive displays, technical seminars, meetings and dinners, Motorola will provide Telecom attendees with a comprehensive view of the wireless Internet age. From never-before-seen next generation technologies that combine voice, data and multimedia into one broadband IP-based network architecture to cutting-edge products like the Motorola Timeport P1088 -- a Java(TM)-powered phone/personal organiser offering Internet connectivity -- Motorola will illustrate real-time solutions for end-users around the world.

This spectrum of products and services supports Motorola's theme for Telecom, "Transforming the Nature of Communications," and it's vision for the future. "We consider this the 'debut' of a new Motorola for a new century," said Christopher B. Galvin, Motorola's chairman and chief executive officer.

"Motorola intends to play a pivotal role in the transformation of communications," said Galvin. "The convergence of wireless communications and the Internet will provide limitless access to information in all forms and will provide an extraordinary opportunity for network operators and service providers to gain new subscribers, migrate to next generation technologies and increase revenues. We are at the gates of the greatest inflection point in the history of communications the merging of the wireless and Internet paths."

Wireless communications and the Internet are already booming:

  • There are more than 300 million wireless subscribers and 200 million Internet users worldwide.
  • By 2005, each of these technologies is expected to reach one billion users.
  • For users everywhere, the wireless Internet will mean access to information without restrictions of time and location. For network operators and service providers, facing intense consumer demand for new services and advanced communications capabilities, it offers an array of attractive new solutions and business opportunities. For business enterprises and government agencies, it offers the flexibility to better manage multiple dimensions of their communications systems.

    At World Telecom '99, Motorola's new line of core network products will show attendees how Internet Protocol (IP) packet technology and a distributed transport/routing, server, software and processing environment can provide dramatic new end user service like: voice over IP, fax over IP, short message services, mobile IP, email, multimedia applications including streaming video and more.

    Formed from strategic alliances with some of the world's leading Internet companies including Cisco Systems and Sun Microsystems, Motorola's network products and the wireless Internet vision that drives them, will create a stable, cost-effective, easy way to migrate to and use emerging technology.

    In addition to witnessing live demonstrations of speed dialing, caller ID, call forwarding, web-based dialing, and failure call path recoveries via core network products, Telecom '99 attendees can expect to test Motorola's new end-user products, including two new exiting Motorola Timeport phones:

    Motorola Timeport P1088 smart phone -- the first dual-band GSM smart phone based on Java technology integrates personal communications with personal organiser functions and access to the Web(a) via two of the World's most powerful browsers: HTML and WAP. The Motorola Timeport P1088 phone offers powerful Internet connectivity including email, HTML and WAP browsers, as well as TrueSyncŪ synchronization technology.

    Motorola Timeport P7389 phone -- the world's first WAP enabled tri-band GSM phone with the ability to operate on GSM networks in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas or Australia. The phone features Voice Activation and TrueSync technology to quickly and simply synchronise your information across phone, PC, and Personal Digital Assistant(b).

    "Motorola is positioning today to deliver the future faster," said Galvin. "Ultimately, our global solutions will give people the information they want, when they want it, in a form that fits their individual needs and preferences."

    Background information as well as Motorola Telecom announcements, plans, and activities are posted on its new Internet press office at: http://medicentre.motorola.com/Telecom99. The site also offers journalists the ability to book one-to-one interviews with Motorola executives and/or reserve space at one of a series of strategic technology seminars held between October 9th and October 11th at Motorola's stand located in Hall 5, No. 5011.

    About Motorola

    Motorola is a global leader in advanced electronic systems and services. It liberates the power of technology by creating software-enhanced products that provide integrated customer solutions and Internet Access via wireless and satellite communications, as well as computing, networking, and automotive electronics. Motorola also provides essential digital building blocks in the form of embedded semiconductors, control and systems. Sales in 1998 were $29.4 billion. For further information, please visit Motorola on the web at www.motorola.com.

    Motorola and Motorola Timeport are trademarks of Motorola Inc. TrueSync is a trademark owned by Starfish Software Inc Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

    (a) Network and subscription dependent feature. Not available in all areas.
    (b) Designed to synchronise with basic features of the initial