UK watchdog considers probe of Motorola’s Airwave network

Britain’s competition watchdog said on Thursday it was considering launching an investigation into Motorola Solutions Inc’s Airwave network that is used by emergency services in the nation.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was launching a consultation on concerns surrounding Motorola’s dual role as the owner of the network and as a key supplier in the roll out of the planned new emergency services network.

The regulator also identified two potential solutions should an investigation confirm its concerns, including requiring the U.S.-based company to sell the network.

Motorola bought Airwave, a mobile radio network used by all emergency services in Britain, for 817.5 million pounds ($1.13 billion) in 2015.

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