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GSA Awards Iridium Communication Services Contract to Motorola(Corrected copy)

GSA #9578

May 7, 1999
Contact: Eleni Martin (202) 501-1231

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service (FTS), awarded a contract to Motorola Worldwide Information Network Services for Motorola satellite communications products and Iridium services on April 29. This indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract can be used by all Federal agencies. The contract has a base period of one year, plus two six-month options and is worth $26 million.

This is the fourth in a series of FTS contracts awarded for satellite services. The others were awarded to Hughes Global Services, John A Tidrow and Associates, and Dulles Networking Associates.

The contract offers the government access to such features as voice, paging, and voice mail. Switching among media (satellite to cell service or cell to cell) will require some user intervention.

To facilitate responsiveness to government customers, Motorola will provide a level of electronic commerce on its Internet website,, that describes products and services, generates order forms and provides government customers contact with an Motorola employee to answer questions.

Motorola is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Software-enhanced wireless telephone, two-way radio, messaging and satellite communications products and systems, as well as networking and Internet-access products, for consumers, network operators, and commercial, government and industrial customers.

For additional information, contact the GSA Program Manager Richard Camp at (703) 904-2832 (

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