News | May 4, 1999

Motorola, Sprint Wireless Network Expansion Deal Focuses on New Markets

Sprint (Kansas City, MO) has awarded a new three-year equipment supply contract to Schaumburg, IL-based Motorola, Inc.'s Network Solutions Sector (NSS) with a minimum value of $220 million. The new contract award, part of Sprint's Phase III wireless network expansion plan, involves more than 1,200 new cell sites, additional RF capacity, base station controllers, and interconnect switching equipment.

The award, which will expand the Sprint PCS digital PCS network in the Midwest and other parts of the country, complements Motorola's NSS's recent Phase II award. The Phase II markets include Chicago; Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, OH; Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte, NC; Knoxville and Chattanooga, TN.; Richmond and Norfolk, VA.; and Hawaii.