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February 23, 2011

Motorola Solutions and Verizon Wireless Enter Alliance to Bring LTE Advantages to Public Safety Customers Across the United States

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Feb. 23, 2011 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) and Verizon Wireless today announced an alliance to bring all the advantages of an advanced wireless communication solution to public safety customers across the U.S. This first-of-its-kind solution combines a private public safety-controlled broadband network tailored for mission critical operations with the benefits of the most extensive and reliable commercial networks in the country.

As a result of this alliance, public safety agencies may benefit from economies of scale and optimized network design that can be customized for their requirements. The alliance allows agencies to supplement their mission critical core platforms with the rich media services, and the increased capacity and coverage of Verizon Wireless’ LTE network.


  • This solution offers public safety agencies access to real-time management and control, enhanced nationwide roaming, and site sharing of existing mobile broadband sites for rapid deployment and economies of scale.
  • Motorola and Verizon Wireless are committed to providing agencies with the flexibility to select the business model most suitable for supporting the deployment and management costs of their Public Safety LTE networks.
  • The solution leverages Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network – the fastest, most advanced 4G mobile network in America, providing data speeds up to 10 times faster than its 3G network – 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink in real world, fully-loaded network environments.
  • Motorola is driving the industry’s most comprehensive next generation public safety communications plan. Leveraging standards-based LTE, Public Safety LTE networks deliver the priority, security and control demanded in critical operations while integrating with mission critical voice and public carrier networks for unprecedented public safety capabilities.

Bob Schassler, senior vice president, Radio Solutions, Motorola Solutions

“We are committed to investing in the development of critical innovations – based on a fully standards-compliant LTE architecture – to offer economies of scale and meet the unique public safety functionality requirements. Motorola Solutions’ Public Safety LTE solution includes innovative multiband LTE devices and real-time device management and control. When combined with the extensive network coverage and site sharing offered through Verizon Wireless, we’ll deliver an incomparable solution which will bring tremendous benefits to the public safety community including interoperability and secure public/private roaming.”

Mike Lanman, president of enterprise and government markets, Verizon Wireless
“Verizon Wireless’ advanced wireless networks will complement Motorola’s private network solution to help public safety agencies run their operations more efficiently and effectively. The advanced capabilities of 4G LTE, which Verizon Wireless is aggressively deploying across the United States, will allow agencies to leverage more applications and rich media services that were previously unavailable or too cost-prohibitive to implement in a wireless environment. 4G LTE brings a true mobile broadband experience to these public safety agencies – and allows them to do the same type of work inside a police cruiser as they currently do in an office.”

Website: Next Generation Public Safety Hub
Brochure: Motorola Solutions and Verizon Wireless Alliance Delivers Industry Leading Public Safety LTE Solutions
Brochure: Motorola Public Safety LTE

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

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