Motorola, LM Ericsson AB Ink Wireless Partnership

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — Motorola Inc. said Tuesday that it is partnering with LM Ericsson AB, the Swedish maker of telecommunications equipment, to develop public-safety radio equipment using the latest technology for wireless broadband.

The partnership will help Motorola create public-safety communications equipment that could be used to relay video wirelessly from the scene of accidents, Ericsson said.

Terms were not disclosed.

The announcement comes two months after Motorola announced it is selling its own network equipment unit to Nokia Siemens Networks, one of Ericsson's competitors.

Both Motorola and Nokia Siemens have been developing their own equipment for LTE, or Long-Term Evolution, a so-called fourth-generation wireless technology that will enable faster data speeds. But Ericsson is so far the dominant player in LTE network buildouts.

Motorola's public-safety and corporate-equipment division is set to split from the cell phone division early next year.

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