Motorola and Nokia Siemens Networks Say Deal Delayed
Motorola Solutions and Nokia Siemens Networks today both announced that the proposed acquisition of Motorola's wireless networking business by Nokia Siemens has been delayed by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, which has extended the review period by an additional 60 days. The deal was first proposed in July 2010, and was eventually opposed by Chinese networking firm Huawei, which says that Motorola has access to its proprietary technology. A U.S. judge eventually ruled that Motorola could proceed with the sale, but can't divulge any of Huawei's trade secrets. The deal was slated to close during the first quarter of this year. Motorola and Nokia Siemens Networks now believe they will not close the deal before the end of the quarter.
Motorola Solutions Acquires PTT Provider Kodiak Networks
Motorola Solutions today said it has agreed to acquire Kodiak Networks for an undisclosed sum. Motorola Solutions is the not the Lenovo-owned company behind Motorola smartphones; rather, Motorola Solutions is a separate corporation that handles first-responder and push-to-talk hardware, and wireless networking equipment.
Nokia Networks to Acquire Eden Rock
Nokia Networks today announced its intent to acquire Eden Rock Communications for an undisclosed sum. Eden Rock pioneered self-organizing networks (SON) technology for mobile broadband operators.
Nokia and Huawei Sign Patent Deal
Nokia today said it has signed a multi-year patent licensing agreement with Huawei. Terms of the deal, including the patents in question and pricing structure, were not disclosed.
China Approves Nokia's Alcatel-Lucent Acquisition
Nokia's attempt to acquire Alcatel-Lucent has cleared another hurdle now that it has won approval from China's Ministry of Commerce. The anti-monopoly body will allow the proposal to move forward under certain conditions, which mostly pertain to licensing standard essential patents.