The award recognises outstanding achievement by companies in the UK and is given solely on merit. Motorola won the award for its innovative wireless broadband solutions.
“We are delighted to win such a prestigious award and to be recognised for the innovative work we have done in wireless broadband,” said Phil Bolt, general manager of the point-to-point wireless solutions group at Motorola Networks and Enterprise. “The award is recognition of Motorola’s expertise in wireless broadband communications and is further evidence of our leadership in seamless mobility.”
The technologies developed by the group, based in Ashburton, in the UK, provide governments, businesses, and service providers, with exceptionally high data rates and high levels of availability when using wireless broadband connectivity in situations that were previously impossible, such as across stretches of water.
Motorola's unique patented technology enables many companies to benefit from its high-performance broadband solutions. For example, the Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Services selected the solution to reliably connect its headquarters to local fire stations to ensure critical communications between the stations are assured.
The award is aptly timed, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Motorola in the UK. Sir David Brown, chairman of Motorola Ltd., described the award as “a tremendous achievement” and went on to say “this is the eighth Queen’s Award that Motorola has won in its first 40 years in the UK and the first in the innovation category. We look forward to developing many more such innovations in the next 40 years!” - Motorola.