Proxim looks to capitalize on Motorola's restructuring plans

Proxim Wireless is pouncing on Motorola's recently announced re-organization of its Home & Networks Mobility Group as an opportunity to steal Motorola's broadband wireless customers. The company is offering an investment protection plan to all Motorola customers and resellers of Motorola equipment, extending preferential pricing to these groups if they move way from Motorola's Symbol, MeshNetworks, Canopy or Orthogon products and buy Proxim's WLAN, WiFi mesh and point-to-point solutions.

At the end of July, Motorola announced plans to separate its Home & Networks Mobility Group into three separate businesses, a move that many believe may make the businesses easier to sell off. The Home & Networks Mobility Group has been profitable compared to the firm's mobile devices unit. Many analysts believe that either the entire division or parts of it are attractive to other industry vendors.

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