IDO and DDI Establish Market Leadership With Motorola's 64Kbps High-speed Wireless Internet Access On cdmaOne Networks in Japan

Motorola, Inc.'s (NYSE:MOT) Network Solutions Sector (NSS) announced today that its commercial high-speed wireless Internet access for cdmaOne™ networks was launched successfully on Jan. 7, 2000, in Japan.

This capability based on the cdmaOne TIA/EIA-IS-95B standard, allows subscribers to access the Internet at speeds up to 64Kbps. It is the fastest cellular phone data transmission service in the Japanese market. DDI Corp. and IDO Corp. of Japan are the first commercial operators to deploy this advanced digital technology from Motorola.

Motorola NSS's high-speed wireless Internet access provides unique advantages for wireless operators and consumers because it is the first to offer packet data implementation that provides the operator with the "dormant mode" feature. Dormant mode is the capability for the network to automatically release radio frequency (RF) and voice and data traffic channel resources when not in use to transfer data between the subscriber and the network. This feature ensures the most efficient use of the available RF spectrum, which means that the consumer benefits by being billed only for the active portion of packet data calls. Besides saving on airtime billing, packet data's dormant mode extends handset battery life.

"No other commercial cellular system in Japan can match these data rates, which rival ISDN for wireless users," said Satoshi Nakagawa, IDO Corp. president. "The rapid growth of Internet and data services is now shifting to wireless, and we will continue to provide our customers with all the benefits from this trend " said Nakagawa.

"We anticipate the cumulative number of cdmaOne subscribers nationwide to reach 10 million by the end of March 2001, which is more than triple the current subscriber count," said Tadashi Onodera, DDI Corp. executive vice president. "Without losing any of their voice quality, our customers already are experiencing the benefits of high speed wireless data transfer to and from their handsets," said Onodera.

"The successful nationwide commercial launch of 64Kbps high-speed wireless Internet access in Japan is a first step in Motorola's plan to provide network operators with a complete end-to-end solution for their telecommunication needs -- including networks, applications and handsets," said Ronald Hamma, vice president and general manager of NSS operations in Japan. "If cdmaOne operators around the world decide to introduce IS-95B, which some of them are, then the DDI Group and IDO may be able to offer 64Kbps roaming on a global scale," said Hamma.

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