Motorola Completes Acquisition of Kreatel Communications
HORSHAM, Pa. and LINKÖPING, Sweden – 24 Feb 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Kreatel Communications AB (publ).
Kreatel is a leading developer of innovative Internet Protocol (IPTV) based digital set-tops. Kreatel’s Linux-based solution extends into the application and middleware layers, allowing it to be used with a broad set of middleware solutions. This flexible set-top platform is a natural complement to Motorola’s end-to-end digital video solutions. Motorola offers flexible solutions throughout the cable, xDSL, and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) video chain – including network infrastructure, video headend and transport, industry-leading MPEG-4 encoding, and connected home devices.
Kreatel’s management team and employees will remain based in Linköping, Sweden, and be integrated into the Motorola Connected Home Solutions business.
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