Nokia Siemens announced that “it’ll acquire Motorola’s GSM and CDMA infrastructure business, while Motorola will keep its iDEN business, potentially all of its intellectual property related to wireless network infrastructure business, and “other selected assets.” Nokia Siemens Networks expects to gain more than 50 worldwide network operators as a result of this acquisition and says it’ll strengthen its position with China Mobile, Clearwire, KDDI, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone.
“Motorola’s wireless infrastructure products include Base Stations for CDMA 1X and EV-DO Rev A, a significant portfolio of GSM equipment, such as Transciever Stations, Base Station Controllers, and radio access network Controllers; UMTS HSPA radio network controllers and “Node B” solutions (similar to base transciever stations.) One of the most promising aspects of Motorola’s infrastructure business, however, is in 4G networking. Not only was Motorola a major supplier in U.S. WiMAX network, but it has 41 contracts in 21 other countries as well. In addition, Motorola has also been the largest contributer to development of LTE’s radio network standards.”