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HUNGARIAN TELECOM FIRM REQUESTS WILL NETWORK FOR FIXED WIRELESS SYSTEM

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.-Hungarian Telecommunications Co. Ltd. awarded Motorola Inc.’s Cellular Infrastructure Group a $100 million contract for its Wireless Local Loop fixed wireless telephone system to serve 200,000 subscribers throughout Hungary.

Motorola will provide the development and major equipment for the WiLL system, while items like handsets will be provided by local companies. The WiLL technology is beneficial for areas with little or no telephone service, explains Motorola. “Instead of installing traditional landline, which can take years to accomplish,” said Motorola, “WiLL enables operators to deliver phone service to communities within weeks.” Currently, there is only one phone line per 5.3 people in Hungary.

WiLL incorporates a digital access interface developed by a local company, Hungarocom, that enables the Motorola system to interface with the country’s existing telecommunications infrastructure. WiLL systems can operate with a public switched telephone network or a mobile telephone switching office, said Motorola. The WiLL system will operate at 900 MHz, using the Total Access Communications System air interface standard.

Motorola said it expects to have 40,000 subscribers connected by the end of the year. This is the biggest contract ever for Hungarian Telecommunications, known as MATAV. To date, Motorola has WiLL systems in China, Colombia, Ghana, India, Spain and Sri Lanka.

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