Motorola Wins Saudi Network Expansion Contract

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Motorola says that it has won a contract worth approximately SA435 million (USD116 million) with Saudi Arabia's Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) to improve GSM coverage in the Northwest and Southwest regions of the Kingdom. The contract marks the fifth major turnkey GSM network expansion that Mobily has undertaken with Motorola in the past four years.

Motorola will deliver its GSM infrastructure solutions as well as comprehensive range of services.

"The demand for reliable communications services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is growing and the Mobily expansion project of our GSM network will help to meet the demands and expectations of new subscribers in the western north and southern north regions," said Khalid Al-Kaf, CEO of Mobily. "Our relationship with Motorola and other international companies began in 2004 and we have achieved tremendous success in making Mobily the most trusted mobile service provider in the Kingdom."

A portion of revenue on this contract was recognized in the third and fourth quarters of 2008.

Figures from the Mobile World shows that the mobile network operator ended last year with an estimated 13.8 million customers, and a market share of just under 40%.

On the web: The Mobile World - Mobily

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