Motorola Solutions has entered into an agreement to acquire Kodiak Networks, a privately held provider of broadband push-to-talk (PTT) for commercial customers.
Kodiak partners with mobile network operators globally to offer its cloud-based PTT solution and management platform, which delivers clear, reliable, instant performance over 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and 3G networks.
The acquisition of Kodiak adds a complementary, carrier-integrated PTT-over-cellular solution to Motorola Solutions’ existing WAVE PTT portfolio, which today includes solutions for high-performance PTT and flexible, “over-the-top” broadband PTT. WAVE connects disparate networks to enable communication between smartphones, radios and computers via wireless or wireline broadband. It also reflects Motorola Solutions’ strategy to build its communications and collaboration software portfolio, and establish stronger annual recurring revenue streams.
Bruce Brda, EVP, Products and Services, Motorola Solutions
In the quickly evolving space of broadband PTT, we expect the Kodiak acquisition to expand our offerings and strengthen our ability to provide solutions to mobile network operators, especially for commercial markets. Kodiak has a significant presence with mobile network operators and an established reputation for providing carrier-integrated solutions that complement Motorola Solutions’ software and carrier capabilities.
John Vice, CEO, Kodiak
We are excited about the opportunities that Motorola Solutions and Kodiak have to expand the reach of these PTT communications platforms and to ensure our customers benefit from the high-quality software they’ve come to expect.