Motorola Solutions sees $5B bonanza in public-safety network

Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) CEO Greg Brown said he thinks that legislation that allocated the D Block of the 700 MHz band to the public-safety community could create a $5 billion market, and that Motorola is poised to take advantage of that. The legislation, which authorized the construction of a nationwide, interoperable broadband network for public safety, could create bonanzas for vendors down the line, though it will likely take years for the network to get off the ground. "It's a $5 billion market and we're well-positioned to pursue," Brown told Bloomberg. "We expect to win more than we lose." Motorola has already won contracts for local public-safety networks in California, Mississippi and Texas, and Brown said he expects those to generate "material" revenue for the company in 2014. Article

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