Multifrequency paging launched in China
Motorola Inc. announced a FLEX multifrequency paging network was launched in the Guangxi Zhuang province of China-the first of seven provincial Motorola networks planned to go into operation this year.
Since the launch of China Telecom’s nationwide paging network in 1997, Motorola has won contracts, valued at more than $70 million, from 17 capital cities and province-wide operators in Henan, Ningxia, Zhejiang, Liaoning, Guangxi, Yunnan and Sichuan.
Ginjet of Taiwan licenses FLEX
Taiwan-based Ginjet Technology Corp. licensed the FLEX protocol to develop a series of paging encoders for the testing of pagers, according to Motorola.
The 82nd FLEX licensee, Ginjet plans to provide a single test-equipment unit that has the ability to encode the FLEX protocol with ERMES and POCSAG, said Motorola.
“The inherent capabilities of Motorola’s FLEX protocol will upgrade our encoders’ features to meet the market trend,” said Ming-Te Lin, president of Ginjet.
Paging unit meets China’s SS7 specs
Motorola said its Wireless Messaging Gateway paging terminal has met the paging technical specifications for Signaling System 7 approval from China Telecom’s Telecommunication Metric Centre.
For paging operators, the benefits of SS7 include reduced number of trunks and trunk set-up time, the ability to use the Caller Line Identification feature to initiate numeric messaging and increased system capacity, Motorola said.
Motorola said its Wireless Messaging System with SS7 trunk interface will be deployed in more than 100 cities in China to provide FLEX paging and multifrequency roaming to the country’s 10 million subscribers.
Motorola wins Singapore iDEN contract
Motorola’s Land Mobile Products Sector announced it will supply equipment for an integrated Digital Enhanced Network to Singapore Telecom Paging Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.
The contract is valued at more than $10.5 million. SingTel Paging is expected to begin offering commercial service by the third quarter, covering the entire island nation-a population of 3 million.
The network will be one of two iDEN systems in Singapore, but the first to launch with telephone, instant conferencing and alphanumeric paging, Motorola said.