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October 28, 2010

NII Holdings Extends Contract with Motorola Solutions

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor


Motorola announced that the company agreed to extend Motorola’s (News - Alert) supply of iDEN infrastructure to NII Holdings for three additional years. This extension of agreement helps the company to improve its services such as Push to Talk, claimed Motorola.

Delivering communications services for more than 30 network operators in 24 countries worldwide, iDEN networks technology is currently in operation. iDEN continues to be the wireless industry’s benchmark technology solution for high-performance PTT services, claimed Motorola. iDEN meets a wide range of users’ communications needs combined with high- quality telephone interconnect, short messaging and Internet access services.

iDEN consolidates multiple communication devices into one. iDEN handsets have everything make the business or personal life easier by offering fast, flexible and cost-effective communications.

“iDEN technology is currently supported by an international community of operators,” said Dave Wangrow, MSSI vice president of Motorola sales and service, iDEN, Motorola Solutions, in a press release. “The decision of NII Holdings (News - Alert) – 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.”

Operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, NII Holdings, with operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru, provides mobile communication services. The company is an iDEN network operator which serves more than 8.5 million subscribers. NII Holdings’ customers across Latin America benefit from the speed, efficiency and cost savings with the help of its long standing partnerships with Motorola. The company claims that this new partnership is a strong commitment to iDEN technology by both Motorola and NII Holdings.

Both Motorola and NII Holdings came together in 2008 to launch Melody, Motorola's next-generation integrated digital enhanced network dispatch and telephone interconnect core switching platform. This launch provided enhanced service to Nextel's clients in Chile. NIH is a provider of fully integrated mobile communications services offering a differentiated communication solution that integrates push-to-talk and customer-demanded data services in select Latin American markets.


Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard


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