Motorola Secures First Phase of Government Radio Network Project in Korea

Motorola Secures First Phase of Government Radio Network Project in Korea

Seoul, Korea, Dec 19, 2005: Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT), a global leader in wireless communications, today announced that its leading distributor in Korea has won a bid to provide Korea’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) with a TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked Radio) system and subscribers for its nationwide Government Radio Network (GRN) project over a period of three years. Once completed, it will be the first nationwide TETRA-based government radio network in Asia.

Under this government radio network, more than 140 government agencies and 22 national institutions in Korea will be linked up on a single communication platform. This will better facilitate more efficient communication, co-ordination and response in their daily operations as well as disaster operations. The new digital system will replace some of the analogue trunked radio systems or conventional VHF radio systems currently in use by some of the government agencies.

“Operational efficiency and reliability were key critical factors in selecting a partner for this project. Motorola was selected as the choice partner for its advanced IP-based communication system and subscribers as well as their proven track record in TETRA implementations for government radio network.” said Oh Kap Kun, deputy director of NEMA. Multi-government agencies in Korea can communicate as one and better rely on an integrated Mission-Critical communication network to promptly respond and manage disasters and emergency matters.”

As part of the contract awarded through AP Technology, a leading Motorola distributor for this project, Motorola will provide NEMA with an IP-based Dimetra communication system which includes one unit of Main Switching Office (MSO), 19 units of Enhanced Base Transceiver System (EBTS) and 600 units of MTP850 TETRA portable radios.

“This pilot project driven by NEMA has drawn a high level of interest from the industry and we are very delighted to have won the confidence of NEMA to deploy such a highly complex unified radio system to integrate all the government agencies network in Korea,” said Choi Kun Sang, director of direct sales, Government & Enterprise Mobility Solutions business. “In the long run, the Korean government will be able to experience the cost-benefit and ease of interoperability amongst first responders with a single digital communication infrastructure.”

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