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November 03, 2010

NII Holdings Extends Partnership with Motorola Solutions

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Under a recent deal between the Motorola Solutions business of Motorola (News - Alert) and NII Holdings, Motorola’s supply of iDEN infrastructure to NII Holdings has been extended for three additional years.

The new agreement is valid till 2014 and covers the supply of hardware, software and services. With this deal, Motorola is also showing its commitment to continue investing in the development and support of its iDEN technology and related features.

The companies note that this extension indicates both companies’ commitment to iDEN technology as a best-in-class system offering, in particular for Push to Talk (PTT) services.

“This is a strong commitment to iDEN technology by both Motorola and NII Holdings (News - Alert),” said Alan Strauss, vice-president and chief technology officer of NII Holdings, in a press release. “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.”

Operating in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru, NII Holdings is a provider of mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America. The company claims that it is the largest international iDEN network operator, and serves over 8.5 million subscribers.

iDEN networks technology is delivering communications services for more than 30 network operators in 24 nations all across the world. When combined with high- quality telephone interconnect, short messaging and Internet access services, this technology can address a wide range of communications needs.

“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 of Motorola sales and service for iDEN, Motorola Solutions.

Read a related article on TMCnet “Motorola's Mobile Devices Profitable for First Time in Over Three Years.”

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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