Motorola today said it has been contracted by Japanese wireless operator Softbank for the deployment of a trial WiMAX 802.16e network in Tokyo. Motorola is supplying an end to end network including five access points and 25 prototype WiMAX-enabled mobile handheld devices. Expected to begin in September, the five-month trial will focus on analysing the [...]
Mobile giant Motorola has warned that the war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon could disrupt its business, which has sizable manufacturing and engineering operations in Israel. The firm which employs around 3,500 employees in Israel, is believed to be the first to speak out against the war for economic reasons. It also warned that [...]
Motorola and Chinese vendor Huawei are the latest manufacturers to form a partnership for equipment deployment. On Wednesday the pair announced a collaboration to combine their expertise and portfolios in UMTS and HSPA technologies. The move has something of an “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” feel about it, as Huawei has been eating [...]
Handset maker Motorola has chosen Yahoo’s mobile services to embed into millions of its phones. In a deal that binds the two for several years, Moto will host Yahoo’s Go for Mobile applications on its mid to high-end phones. Similar to Microsoft’s range of ‘Live’ products, the Go applications include Yahoo e-mail, search and address [...]
The world’s second largest mobile handset maker, Motorola, broke all expectations Wednesday when it posted a 48 per cent leap in profits for the second quarter. The company said it shipped 51.9 million mobile phones in the quarter, a figure boosted massively by sales of the firm’s Razr model. Moto said the Razr helped the [...]
Mobile manufacturer Motorola is to shed around 30 jobs at its research and development centre at Mahon in Cork, Ireland. The firm employs around 500 people in software development and semi-conductor design at the plant. Last April the company told staff it was seeking voluntary redundancies. Motorola would not comment publicly on numbers, but it [...]
Motorola yesterday announced it has been contracted by U.S. operator Alltel to provide its MOTOwi4 canopy wireless broadband solution to help the operator deliver last mile access to the home. The MOTOwi4 portfolio of solutions includes canopy wireless broadband, broadband over powerline, WiFi mesh, high-speed backhaul and WiMAX products.