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Motorola
Motorola
Solutions, Inc. is an American data communications and telecommunications equipment provider that succeeded Motorola, Inc., following the spinoff of the mobile phone division into Motorola Mobility in 2011. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.[3]

Contents

1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] Main article: Motorola

Motorola
Motorola
Solutions acquired British public safety radio network Airwave Solutions
Airwave Solutions
in December 2015

Motorola
Motorola
Solutions began trading as a separate independent company on January 4, 2011, under the NYSE symbol MSI.[2] It is the legal successor of the old Motorola, Inc.. (founded in 1928); the transaction was structured so the old Motorola
Motorola
changed its name to Motorola
Motorola
Solutions and spun off Motorola
Motorola
Mobility as a separate company. Motorola
Motorola
Solutions retained the old Motorola's pre-2011 stock price history, though the old Motorola's ticker symbol MOT was retired. The company produces and sells communications products and services to public safety and government agencies (law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, and national government security) as well as private entities including utilities, mining, energy, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics. After the split, Motorola
Motorola
Solutions comprised the previous Government and Public Safety division of Motorola
Motorola
Inc, the enterprise mobility management division, and the cellular infrastructure group. Motorola
Motorola
Solutions sold the cellular infrastructure business to Nokia Siemens Networks. The acquisition, which was originally announced in July 2010, was completed on April 29, 2011 for $975 million in cash.[4] As part of the transaction approximately 6,900 employees transferred to Nokia
Nokia
Siemens Networks. In the former Motorola
Motorola
parent company, it was the second largest division based on revenue. On October 27, 2014, Motorola
Motorola
Solutions sold its Enterprise business to Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies
for $3.45 billion in cash.[5] As part of the sale, approximately 4,500 Motorola
Motorola
Solutions employees from locations throughout the world were transferred to Zebra. A large majority of this business was formerly Symbol Technologies, which Motorola, Inc. acquired in 2007. In August, 2015, the company received a $1 billion investment from the private equity firm Silver Lake Partners,[6] enabling a stock buyback and providing Silver Lake with two board seats.[7] In December, 2015, the company announced that it would acquire Airwave Solutions, the UK based operator of the British public safety radio network servicing the police, fire and ambulance services across England, Scotland and Wales.[8] The company completed the acquisition on February 19, 2016. [9] Beginning in March 2017, Motorola
Motorola
Solutions filed a series of lawsuits against China-based two-way radio manufacturer Hytera
Hytera
in the United States, Germany and Australia, as well as with the United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”).[10][11][12][13][14] The complaints allege that Hytera
Hytera
is intentionally infringing on patents owned by Motorola
Motorola
Solutions and utilizing trade secrets stolen by three former Motorola
Motorola
Solutions employees who left to join Hytera.[15] Motorola
Motorola
Solutions is seeking to stop Hytera
Hytera
from selling and importing its devices in these countries. In April 2017, the ITC announced that it had decided to institute an investigation into Hytera’s trade practices.[16] In August, 2017, Motorola
Motorola
Solutions announced it completed the acquisition of Kodiak Networks[17], a privately-held provider of broadband push-to-talk (PTT) for commercial customers. In December, 2017, two-way radio manufacturer Hytera
Hytera
filed antitrust litigation against Motorola
Motorola
Solutions in alleging that Motorola
Motorola
is engaging in anti-competitive practices that are unlawful under the Sherman Act and Clayton Act. Hytera's complaint alleges that Motorola Solutions prevents Hytera
Hytera
from competing in the U.S. marketplace by enforcing inflated prices and engaging in a monopolistic scheme that includes forcing LMR dealers to drop Hytera's products. [18] See also[edit]

Astro (Motorola) Dimetra

References[edit]

^ a b c d e " Motorola
Motorola
Solutions Inc 2015 Annual Report Form (10-K)". EDGAR. United States
United States
Securities and Exchange Commission. February 27, 2016. Retrieved December 21, 2015.  ^ a b "2016 Form 10-K, Motorola
Motorola
Solutions, Inc". United States Securities and Exchange Commission.  ^ http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-motorola-solutions-chicago-jobs-0916-biz-20150915-story.html ^ " Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks
completes acquisition of certain wireless network infrastructure assets of Motorola
Motorola
Solutions". newsroom.motorolasolutions.com. Retrieved 2016-06-03.  ^ " Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies
Completes Acquisition of Motorola
Motorola
Solutions' Enterprise Business". MotorolaSolutions.com. Retrieved 2014-10-27.  ^ " Motorola
Motorola
Solutions gets $1B investment 'accelerant'".  ^ "MSI earnings conference call or presentation 4-Nov-15 1:30pm GMT".  ^ " Motorola
Motorola
Solutions to acquire UK-based Airwave for $1.2 billion".  ^ " Motorola
Motorola
Solutions Completes Acquisition of Airwave".  ^ " Motorola
Motorola
Solutions Files Patent Infringement and Trade Secret Misappropriation Complaints Against Hytera
Hytera
Communications".  ^ " Motorola
Motorola
Solutions Files Patent Infringement Complaint with U.S. International Trade Commission Against Hytera
Hytera
Communications".  ^ " Motorola
Motorola
Solutions Files Patent Infringement Complaints in Germany Against Hytera
Hytera
Communications and Hytera
Hytera
Mobilfunk".  ^ " Motorola
Motorola
Solutions Files Additional Patent Infringement Complaints in Germany Against Hytera
Hytera
Communications and Hytera
Hytera
Mobilfunk".  ^ " Motorola
Motorola
Solutions Files Proceedings in Australia Against Hytera Communications and Hytera
Hytera
Communications (Australia) Pty Limited".  ^ " Motorola
Motorola
Solutions sues Hytera
Hytera
Communications for using stolen patents, trade secrets".  ^ "U.S. ITC to Begin Investigation into Motorola's Complaint Against Hytera".  ^ " Motorola
Motorola
Solutions to Expand Push-to- Talk
Talk
Mobile Offerings with Kodiak Networks Acquisition".  ^ "New Hytera
Hytera
Lawsuit Accuses Motorola
Motorola
of Anticompetitive Practices in U.S." 

External links[edit]

Official website

Business data for Motorola
Motorola
Solutions: Google Finance Yahoo! Finance Reuters SEC filings

A short history timeline archived

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People

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Subsidiaries and spinoffs

Motorola
Motorola
Mobility (spinoff) Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor
(spinoff) ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor
(spinoff) Iridium Communications
Iridium Communications
(spinoff) Motorola
Motorola
Solutions (subsidiary) Sendo
Sendo
(acquisition)

Technologies

FLEX iDEN iTap MOTO Talk Motorola
Motorola
phone AT commands PowerSource SCREEN3

Consortia

88open Advanced Digital Radio Testing Service Motorola
Motorola
University

Related

List of semiconductor fabrication plants Motorola
Motorola
affair Motorola
Motorola
Mobility v. Apple Inc.

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Major networking hardware companies

Companies with an annual revenue of over US$3 billion

Avaya Cisco Systems Ericsson Fujitsu Hewlett Packard Enterprise Huawei Juniper Networks Motorola
Motorola
Solutions NEC Nokia Qualcomm ZTE

See also Largest IT companies Category:Networking hardwa

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