Nokia Siemens to Acquire Motorola Network Biz: Benefits RevealedBy CIOinsight | Posted 07-20-2010
The deal also includes a cross licensing arrangement for patents from both companies. Motorola will keep its iDEN business, which is used by Sprint for push-to-talk communications. Until the sale, the networks business has been part of the Mobility business. While the deal accomplishes a number of key business benefits for both companies, it also gives U.S. enterprises more options in terms of deploying wireless networking solutions. For any CIO looking to upgrade to 802.11n or initiate a long-awaited wireless networking deployment, more competition is a good thing. According to Gartner Dataquest, 802.11n will account for almost 97 percent of the wireless products shipments by 2014, up from 35 percent in 2009.
Check out the full eWeek article on the Motorola-Nokia Siemens deal.