Motorola to Invest US$ 5 Million for Research in Brazil

The Networks business of Motorola, Inc.’s Brazilian subsidiary, Motorola Industrial Ltda., has announced an investment of approximately US$ 5 million over the next three years for two new research initiatives in Brazil. 

These efforts will be focused on developing new applications for mobile and fixed telephony carriers and the continued development of Motorola’s leading edge SoftSwitch technology. 


Research on these two new initiatives is scheduled to begin this month using simulated real world commercial network environments in Motorola laboratories at its Jaguariuna Industrial and Technological Campus in the state of São Paulo.  Products and research developed locally through these efforts will be used by Motorola worldwide.


These new research initiatives are part of Motorola’s ongoing investment of its Technology Development Program in Brazil.  Motorola has invested more than US$ 175million in that program since it was established in 1997.


“This is an important announcement for Motorola and our customers in Brazil,” said Mauricio Gomes, director of Motorola Networks in Brazil. 


“With these new research efforts, we intend to stay at the forefront of the telecommunications networks evolution, supporting carriers by supplying value added services and continuing development of innovative solutions.”


Infrastructure and Applications


The objective of this research initiative is to develop new applications for mobile and fixed telephony carriers, permitting them to offer their users improved value added services over their existing networks. 


Within Motorola’s concept of seamless mobility, the professionals in the new center will create more integrated and wide-ranging applications and services, such as additional billing applications, location-based services and technologies for convergence between fixed and mobile telephony.


These software applications will be developed for global standards-based platforms including the CDMA and GSM technology families and will be used to meet the needs of Motorola clients worldwide.  Additionally, the research effort will focus on customized and regional developments requested by carriers.


“The potential of the Brazilian market and the importance of Brazil in Motorola’s business portfolio, plus the fact that Motorola has other centers of excellence for software development in Jaguariuna, made Brazil the natural choice for our continued research and development efforts,” said Luis Carlos Cornetta, general director of Motorola for Brazil and the Southern Cone.


SoftSwitch


The second research initiative will focus on the continued development of the Motorola SoftSwitch.  Built on the same platform as the portfolio of Motorola’s core solutions including its IP Multi-Media Subsystem (IMS) and Push-To-Talk over Cellular (PoC), Motorola’s SoftSwitch provides flexibility and versatility enabling operators to rapidly add new applications and services. 


Motorola Brazil was chosen to host the SoftSwitch research effort because its largest SoftSwitch contract is with VIVO.  In 2004 VIVO signed a contract with Motorola for 25 Motorola SoftSwitches (MSS-C) for its CDMA network that serves more than 26 million users in the Brazilian network.


The Motorola SoftSwitch architecture is designed to address today’s telecommunications requirements, as well as to simplify the implementation of next generation telecommunications services.  SoftSwitch is a key building block of Motorola’s IMS, which allows for the convergence of voice, video and data applications (multi-media applications) through standards-based Internet Protocol (IP) technology. 


Motorola’s highly scalable SoftSwitch architecture can facilitate improved network operations over traditional circuit switch technology by offering operators cost savings through reduced footprint and power consumption, as well as greater flexibility, capacity and opportunities for a distributed network.


A part of this investment may benefit from incentives under Brazil’s Informatics Law (Lei de Informática).


Motorola Brazil
www.motorola.com.br


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