Motorola Solutions to expand services business

Motorola Senior Vice President Bruce Brda

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Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) said it will expand its services business, which accounted for around $2 billion, or 25 percent, of the company's $7.9 billion in revenue in 2010. The company will set up a dedicated Global Services organization led by Senior Vice President Bruce Brda, who was until recently the head of Motorola's wireless networks unit (Motorola sold the unit to Nokia Siemens Networks for $975 million). Motorola's new services unit and focus means the company is aiming to compete in an arena where infrastructure giants like Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) have carved out sizeable niches. In the past, Motorola's services business had been largely confined to installation and maintenance of equipment. The new business will focus more on consulting with customers, systems integration and even network hosting for first responders or private companies. "We want to expand beyond break-fix," Motorola Solutions CEO Greg Brown told Crain's. Release

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