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Light Reading Poll: Who Will Take Motorola Home?

Jeff Baumgartner
6/29/2012

We've outlined who might be in the running for Motorola Mobility LLC 's Home unit if Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) indeed decides to seek a buyer for the maker of cable modems, set-tops and access network equipment. (See Who's Angling for Motorola's Cable Unit? and Motorola's Home Unit Hires New Leader .)

Now it's your turn. Do you think one candidate stands out, or do you think Google will go in a completely different direction? Cast your vote:



— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable



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Jeff Baumgartner
Jeff Baumgartner
12/5/2012 | 5:28:49 PM
re: Light Reading Poll: Who Will Take Motorola Home?


Says something about what people think of Huawei's chances when a burger chain has the early edge on them.  But it does pave the way for Moto's new D3 modem, if it goes for the Puma6 and a 24-channel-bonded downstream:  The Broadband Whopper.  JB

abdullah
abdullah
12/5/2012 | 5:28:43 PM
re: Light Reading Poll: Who Will Take Motorola Home?


It would be totally ironic if the Home group was picked up by Calient and then just desserts being as they are decimate the organization for what MOT did to their Next Level alumni.

Pete Baldwin
Pete Baldwin
12/5/2012 | 5:28:42 PM
re: Light Reading Poll: Who Will Take Motorola Home?


Prometheus -- That could certainly be amusing, for fans of the old Next Level.  :)


Why Calient? I'm missing a connection here, I think.

Tyler Durdon
Tyler Durdon
12/5/2012 | 5:24:43 PM
re: Light Reading Poll: Who Will Take Motorola Home?


Since I have some inside experience with the team I know that any group led by Ed Breen would come to the table with a plan that would work, if that materializes then you can expect success.  Huawei would be blocked by the Feds, Comcast has enough money to buy Motorola's cable side but they still kind of act like a kid with his first credit card and frankly they have a problem keeping a tight, coheseive business strategy in place.  And whatever happens with the D3 modem, the profit margins on modems are so thin that this won't make much of a difference for long.  In the end this is about reading Google's mind and guessing whether they want to be in the cable business or not.  ON one hand they said that they would run MMI as an independant unit, but then they dumped the Dan Moloney/Geoff Roman team and replaced them with some kids from Charter who don't have half the talent of the legacy team in Horsham.  I can't wait to see what happens next..

Tyler Durdon
Tyler Durdon
12/5/2012 | 5:24:42 PM
re: Light Reading Poll: Who Will Take Motorola Home?


Since I have some inside experience with the team I know that any group led by Ed Breen would come to the table with a plan that would work, if that materializes then you can expect success.  Huawei would be blocked by the Feds, Comcast has enough money to buy Motorola's cable side but they still kind of act like a kid with his first credit card and frankly they have a problem keeping a tight, coheseive business strategy in place.  And whatever happens with the D3 modem, the profit margins on modems are so thin that this won't make much of a difference for long.  In the end this is about reading Google's mind and guessing whether they want to be in the cable business or not.  ON one hand they said that they would run MMI as an independant unit, but then they dumped the Dan Moloney/Geoff Roman team and replaced them with some kids from Charter who don't have half the talent of the legacy team in Horsham.  I can't wait to see what happens next..

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