Mo­torola plans trans­for­ma­tion

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions equip­ment maker aims to pro­vide in­te­grated so­lu­tion

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS | ADVERTORIAL - By FAN FEIFEI fan­feifei@chi­

US data com­mu­ni­ca­tions and tele­coms equip­ment provider Mo­torola So­lu­tions Inc is trans­form­ing from a man­u­fac­turer of crit­i­cal com­mu­ni­ca­tions equip­ment to an in­te­grated so­lu­tion provider uti­liz­ing ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, cloud com­put­ing and big data an­a­lyt­ics in a mo­bile in­tel­li­gence era, ac­cord­ing to its head of Chi­nese op­er­a­tions.

Lily Fu, gen­eral man­ager of Mo­torola So­lu­tions China, said the com­pany is bullish on its prospects in China as the coun­try’s tra­di­tional man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try is now fac­ing up­grad­ing and trans­for­ma­tion, which gives the com­pany plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“We are look­ing for­ward to pro­vid­ing a com­pre­hen­sive end-to-end so­lu­tion by in­te­grat­ing crit­i­cal com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies with big data, cloud com­put­ing, vir­tual re­al­ity and AI to help peo­ple fore­cast the po­ten­tial risks, to re­duce pos­si­ble losses and en­hance work­ing ef­fi­ciency,” Fu said.

The com­pany has ex­pe­ri­enced a tech­ni­cal trans­for­ma­tion. In the past, peo­ple used high-qual­ity and ad­vanced com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tem in times of cri­sis, but with the rapid de­vel­op­ment of tech­nol­ogy, Mo­torola is build­ing up an en­tire ecosys­tem fo­cused on in­tel­li­gent 13th Five-Year Plan (201620) would also boost its de­vel­op­ment.

The com­pany’s dig­i­tal twoway por­ta­ble ra­dios and ser­vices have a broad ap­pli­ca­tion in a wide range of fields such as oil and petro­chem­i­cals, trans­porta­tion, for­est pro­tec­tion, hos­pi­tal­ity and pub­lic safety.

In Au­gust, it launched a cus­tom­ized prod­uct for Chi­nese mar­ket — a broad­band LTE hand­held de­vice.

Mo­torola So­lu­tions, as a global leader in crit­i­cal com­mu­ni­ca­tions, was among the first multi­na­tional tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies to set up an of­fice on the Chi­nese main­land — in 1987.

US tech­nol­ogy gi­ant Mo­torola Inc di­vided its busi­ness into the mo­bile phone di­vi­sion Mo­torola Mo­bil­ity and Mo­torola So­lu­tions in 2011. Mo­torola Mo­bil­ity was ac­quired by Chi­nese per­sonal com­puter maker and smart­phone group Len­ovo Group Ltd from Google Inc for $2.9 bil­lion in Oc­to­ber 2014.

Ac­cord­ing to the com­pany’s earn­ings re­sults for the sec­ond quar­ter, its sales reached $1.5 bil­lion, up 5 per­cent from a year ago, and its prod­ucts seg­ment sales grew 6 per­cent, with growth in ev­ery re­gion. It ex­pects rev­enue growth of 3 to 4 per­cent com­pared with the third quar­ter of 2016.

Fu Liang, an in­de­pen­dent tele­com ex­pert, said Mo­torola has a tra­di­tional strength in the two-way ra­dio field, but it still faces some com­peti­tors such as Huawei Tech­nolo­gies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp, which are mak­ing ef­forts in ra­dio com­mu­ni­ca­tion net­work.

We de­fined our­selves as a hard­ware equip­ment pro­ducer be­fore ... We are look­ing for­ward to pro­vid­ing a com­pre­hen­sive end-to-end so­lu­tion.”

Lily Fu,

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