Motorola Mobility Extends IPTV Set-top Roll-out With VimpelCom

Friday, September 9th, 2011 
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Advanced high-definition IP set-tops enable VimpelCom to roll out new revenue generating services to its Beeline customers

AMSTERDAM — IBC 2011 — Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) announced that leading Russian telecommunications provider VimpelCom Ltd. (NYSE: VIP) has selected Motorola’s advanced VIP22n2E series set-tops to expand their roll out of enhanced IPTV services to customers under its Beeline brand.

The VIP2202 and VIP2262 set-tops allow operators to expand their subscriber base and grow average revenues per user by offering consumers rich home entertainment experiences such as personal video recording (with the VIP2262 model), time shifting, electronic programming guides and HD content. In addition, with multi-room functionality and a built in hard disc, the VIP2262 gives operators the flexibility to offer a raft of new services – such as on-demand content and Internet via the TV – without having to invest in expensive back-end and network upgrades.

“Today’s announcement reinforces the synergies between Motorola and VimpelCom and reflects Motorola’s strong commitment and focus in Russia,” said Steve McCaffery, vice president and general manager, Home business, Motorola Mobility: “We’ve designed the VIP22n2 series of set-tops with customers like Beeline in mind; young, dynamic and eager to offer customers the most up to date services to its customers. Using our IP set-tops, VimpelCom can offer new services that will differentiate it in the market and attract new subscribers.”