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Fastlink and Motorola agree expansion deal

Fastlink, the Jordanian mobile operator, has signed Motorola to expand its nationwide GSM and GRPS networks.

Jordanian mobile operator Fastlink has enlisted Motorola to expand its GSM and GPRS networks.

The deal, valued at US$29 million, will see Motorola deploy its Horizonsystems GSM infrastructure solutions in the country, providing an additional one million telephone lines.

The expansion comes as a part of Fastlink’s continued efforts to improve its network, said Michael Dagher, chief executive officer for Fastlink. “Fastlink is the market leader, and our consumers expect us to provide them with the best service and the latest in cutting edge cellular technology.

“Motorola has been with Fastlink since day one and we are happy to continue with them in this mutually beneficial relationship.”

“The Motorola/Cisco GPRS end-to-end solution offers a number of benefits. Consumers have access to e-mail, messaging, digital music distribution, games and entertainment, banking functionality and ‘always on’ Internet access,” said Jeff Cherif, general manager for the Middle East and Africa region for Motorola’s GTSS.

“Operators such as Fastlink will have more efficient use of radio resources and a higher volume of users, which can lead to increased revenues, and a great opportunity for market differentiation.”

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