Thursday, November 19, 2009

Motorola Acquires RadioFrame Networks' iDEN Business

Motorola has acquired RadioFrame Networks' iDEN business for an undisclosed sum. RadioFrame is a provider of lower cost, power efficient iDEN technology.

Motorola said its proprietary iDEN solution has proven to be an enduring cellular technology due to its innovative and differentiated end-user fast dispatch service and enterprise optimized talk-groups. Radio Frame's iDEN products will further enhance Motorola's portfolio for multi-channel base stations optimized to support non-contiguous spectrum allocations in the special mobile radio (SMR) business that are especially common outside North America.

For Motorola's iDEN customers, Radio Frame's base stations can flexibly manage non-contiguous spectrum channels, and its technology offers a lower cost architecture with a highly efficient use of power amplifiers, a smaller physical footprint and more flexibility in site management. Radio Frame's iDEN technology also offers lower power consumption, lowering operating expenses.