BEDMINSTER, NJ and SCHAUMBURG, IL — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) have signed a three-year general purchasing agreement to increase Verizon Wireless' award-winning network capacity and coverage.
Verizon Wireless will deploy Motorola's CDMA2000 1X radio base stations, Internet Protocol (IP) call processing platforms, and advanced messaging solutions in major markets, including Denver, Minneapolis, Sacramento, and the Carolinas.
"As Verizon Wireless pulls further ahead of our competitors on quality and reliability of our voice and data services, Motorola continues to support us with products and services that contribute to our marketplace success," said Ed Salas, vice president for network planning for Verizon Wireless.
"This agreement is an important endorsement of our people and our solutions," said Dan Aderhold, Motorola's senior account director for Verizon Wireless. "We are pleased to continue to work closely with Verizon Wireless as they expand their network and service offerings."
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 40 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE: VOD; London). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies that help make life smarter, safer, simpler, synchronized and fun. Sales in 2003 were US$27.1 billion. Motorola creates innovative technological solutions that benefit people at home, at work and on the move. The company also is a progressive corporate citizen dedicated to operating ethically, protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which it does business. For more information please visit: www.motorola.com.
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