Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Motorola to remake Home & Networks group

updated 08:00 am EDT, Mon July 28, 2008

Moto to Split Home Network

Motorola will break up its Home and Networks Mobility group in a move which is likely meant to prepare for a potential sell-off, according to a memo obtained by the Wall Street Journal. The company will purportedly create three divisions; two will involve networks and see Motorola divide its networking efforts into a Cellular Networks group, for traditional cell service, as well as a Broadband Access Solutions group that handles wide-area wireless technology such as Long Term Evolution (4G) or WiMAX. The third will handle all digital video, including cable boxes, DVRs, and IPTV.

The company acknowledges the change and says it will make the move to stay "agile" and "ideally aligned" to grow, according to a spokeswoman.

Oppenheimer analyst Ittai Kidron, however, argues that the reorganization is likely to make it easier to sell parts of the company it doesn't need and to recover its core cellphone business, which separately is believed to be dropping to fifth place in market share as it continues to lose influence in mid-range and high-end phones. Motorola could be engineering a "reverse spinoff" that sells off most businesses to keep the cellphone-related Mobile Devices group associated with Motorola, according to Kidron.

Motorola is expected to announce its financial results on July 31st and is thought to be dividing the company in preparation for what it will say at the event.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News