Motorola's Danish development division in Glostrup plays a key role in Tetra technology at a global level, says John Gherghetta, vice president of Motorola Network & Enterprise in Europe. Tetra is a digital radio technology which enables reliable and stable communication, and is aimed for example at emergency services and the police.
At the 'Ten years of Tetra' event in London earlier this week, Gherghetta said: "Our global development centre is in Copenhagen, so it is a critical division for us and the only place outside the US where we have a head office for a key technology." Together with the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, Motorola is the largest supplier of Tetra systems, which have more than one million users in 88 countries.
Motorola employs about 250 people at its Glostrup development division. "We are in Denmark because as a global company we look around the world to find the best environments for our technologies – and Denmark has the best engineers and the best development opportunities," says John Gherghetta.
As previously reported on this website, Motorola also has a mobile phone development division in Nørresundby, north Jutland, employing 300 engineers. In September, the US mobile phone giant acquired TTP Com, another north Jutland based mobile phone firm, which is moving into Motorola's premises in Nørresundby. The news was reported by Computerworld.