Motorola's Phone System Gets A Boost

Motorola has moved a giant step closer to launching Iridium, a worldwide, satellite-based phone network. The low-orbiting satellites that Motorola plans to launch will be allowed to transmit their messages on the same radio frequency worldwide, thanks to a Mar. 3 ruling by the World Administrative Radio Conference in Spain. The possibility that different countries would assign the satellites different frequencies had jeopardized the company's plans.

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