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,
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Motorola Solutions acquired British public safety radio network
Airwave Solutions in December 2015
Motorola Solutions began trading as a separate independent company on
January 4, 2011, under the NYSE symbol MSI. It is the legal
successor of the old Motorola, Inc.. (founded in 1928); the
transaction was structured so the old
Motorola changed its name to
Motorola Solutions and spun off
Motorola Mobility as a separate
Motorola Solutions retained the old Motorola's pre-2011 stock
price history, though the old Motorola's ticker symbol MOT was
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 Solutions comprised the previous Government
and Public Safety division of
Motorola Inc, the enterprise mobility
management division, and the cellular infrastructure group.
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. As part of the transaction approximately 6,900 employees
Nokia Siemens Networks. In the former
company, it was the second largest division based on revenue.
On October 27, 2014,
Motorola Solutions sold its Enterprise business
Zebra Technologies for $3.45 billion in cash. As part of the
sale, approximately 4,500
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, enabling a stock buyback
and providing Silver Lake with two board seats.
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. The company completed the acquisition
on February 19, 2016. 
Beginning in March 2017,
Motorola Solutions filed a series of lawsuits
against China-based two-way radio manufacturer
Hytera in the United
States, Germany and Australia, as well as with the United States
International Trade Commission (“ITC”). The
complaints allege that
Hytera is intentionally infringing on patents
Motorola Solutions and utilizing trade secrets stolen by
Motorola Solutions employees who left to join Hytera.
Motorola Solutions is seeking to stop
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.
In August, 2017,
Motorola Solutions announced it completed the
acquisition of Kodiak Networks, a privately-held provider of
broadband push-to-talk (PTT) for commercial customers.
In December, 2017, two-way radio manufacturer
Hytera filed antitrust
Motorola Solutions in alleging that
engaging in anti-competitive practices that are unlawful under the
Sherman Act and Clayton Act. Hytera's complaint alleges that Motorola
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. 
^ a b c d e "
Motorola Solutions Inc 2015 Annual Report Form (10-K)".
United States Securities and Exchange Commission. February 27,
2016. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
^ a b "2016 Form 10-K,
Motorola Solutions, Inc". United States
Securities and Exchange Commission.
Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks completes acquisition of certain wireless
network infrastructure assets of
newsroom.motorolasolutions.com. Retrieved 2016-06-03.
Zebra Technologies Completes Acquisition of
Enterprise Business". MotorolaSolutions.com. Retrieved
Motorola Solutions gets $1B investment 'accelerant'".
^ "MSI earnings conference call or presentation 4-Nov-15 1:30pm
Motorola Solutions to acquire UK-based Airwave for $1.2
Motorola Solutions Completes Acquisition of Airwave".
Motorola Solutions Files Patent Infringement and Trade Secret
Misappropriation Complaints Against
Motorola Solutions Files Patent Infringement Complaint with U.S.
International Trade Commission Against
Motorola Solutions Files Patent Infringement Complaints in Germany
Hytera Communications and
Motorola Solutions Files Additional Patent Infringement Complaints
in Germany Against
Hytera Communications and
Motorola Solutions Files Proceedings in Australia Against Hytera
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Motorola Solutions sues
Hytera Communications for using stolen
patents, trade secrets".
^ "U.S. ITC to Begin Investigation into Motorola's Complaint Against
Motorola Solutions to Expand Push-to-
Talk Mobile Offerings with
Kodiak Networks Acquisition".
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