Motorola wins Saudi digital network deal

Motorola Inc. has won a contract worth more than $40 million from the Saudi Arabian Public Telecommunications Co. to build and operate an integrated, digital-enhanced network wireless system, the company announced today.

The network solution is a digital trunking system that provides push-to-talk, telephone interconnect services, and packet data to digital public access mobile radio users as well as commercial and industrial system customers.

The Saudi Public Telecommunications Co., a consortium of four companies, plans to sell network services to businesses and government users that need to communicate with co-workers using the network's features.

Motorola's integrated digital enhanced network technology is deployed in 18 countries around the globe. The Schaumberg, Ill., global communications company has more than 68,000 employees and annual sales of $31.3 billion.

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