Motorola Reportedly Wants to Sell Off Declining Wireless LAN Business
Motorola has been much more successful serving the U.S. government and other enterprise customers with communication services. That's where Motorola would like to focus its time and energy, as well as the public safety division, rather than continuing to spin its wheels in the wireless LAN business.
"It's a tough market. It's being squeezed from the top by Cisco and from the bottom by Ubiquity," people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Motorola's wireless LAN business fell by about 5 percent in the second quarter, which came after a 30 percent drop in the first quarter. Related revenues in 2012 only totaled $216.7 million, while the company's enterprise business raked in $2.71 billion.