Existing client come back for more
Motorola today announced an $80 million one-year frame agreement with Mobile TeleSystems, the largest mobile operator in Russia. Under the agreement, Motorola will supply GSM/GPRS infrastructure that will enable MTS to increase its coverage area and the capacity of its network across the Moscow region, Central Russia and the Urals. Approximately $20m of this revenue has already been recognized so far this year and the one-year agreement has a projected value of $80m.
The GSM/GPRS infrastructure, which includes Motorola’s Horizon II 900/1800 MHz base stations, will simplify the future development of the MTS network as the company looks to incorporate 2.5G GPRS. This contract follows a long history between MTS and Motorola which includes the delivery and installation of the Motorola SoftSwitch for GSM in September 2004.
Yuri Gromakov, Vice President & CTO of Mobile TeleSystems said, “With this regional expansion, we are working to continually provide innovative services and improved user experience to more customers. We have a long history with Motorola and the expertise and quality that Motorola brings to our business makes the company one of the best infrastructure suppliers to help us achieve
Margaret Rice-Jones, corporate vice president and region management, Motorola Networks EMEA comments, “This is the largest contract we have signed with MTS during our 11 year relationship and extends the areas in which we work together yet further with expansion into the Urals region. We look forward to supporting MTS’ subscribers as the operator experiences continued growth throughout Russia.”