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NII Holdings Extends iDEN Networks Contract With Motorola

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Motorola has announced a three year extension of its iDEN supply contract with NII Holdings, which operates Nextel branded networks in Latin and Southern America. This agreement formally extends their contractual relationship through 2014 and covers the supply of hardware, software and services.

No details of any commitments under the extended contract were offered.

"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.

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