Most Read International Stories of 2017
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Motorola Solutions' and Hytera Communications’ ongoing legal battle dominated RadioResource International’s most read stories of 2017. Motorola started the lawsuits in March by suing Hytera for patent infringement and theft of trade secrets in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. That was our second-most read story of the year.

Following several more lawsuits against Hytera by Motorola, Hytera filed its own lawsuit, for patent infringement in MOTOTRBO radios, against Motorola. A Motorola motion that argued Hytera’s patent was invalid and asked the judge to dismiss the case was the most read story of the year. Readers regularly followed the updates in the many cases between the two companies.

Outside of its legal battle with Motorola, Hytera also interested readers with its acquisition of professional mobile radio (PMR) provider Sepura, which the companies first announced at the end of 2016. Following approval from regulatory authorities in several countries, as well as of each company’s boards, the transaction was completed in 2017. JVCKENWOOD’s acquisition of Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) manufacturer Radio Activity also interested readers.

Stories on public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) were also popular as countries around the world took steps toward giving first responders the LTE they need for their jobs. The U.K.’s Emergency Services Network (ESN) continued testing and awarded its device contract but is also likely to see delays. In Australia, officials decided to auction 700 MHz licenses, making dedicated public-safety access to that band unlikely. And South Korea’s plans for more pilot testing and deployment of the first phases of its public-safety LTE network just missed making the list.

Check out all the top 20 stories on below.

1. Motorola Seeks Partial Dismissal of Patent Infringement Suit, Says Hytera Patent Invalid
2. Motorola Sues Hytera for Patent Infringement, Trade Secret Misappropriation
3. Hytera Responds to Motorola Solutions Patent, Trade Secret Allegations
4. U.K. Government Considers Review of Hytera’s Acquisition of Sepura
5. Bravo Launches TETRA Network in Saudi Arabia, Conducts LTE Trials
6. JVCKENWOOD to Buy DMR Manufacturer Radio Activity
7. New Hytera Lawsuit Accuses Motorola of Anticompetitive Practices in U.S.
8. Worldwide Public-Safety LTE Network Delays
9. Motorola Should Have Known of Alleged Violations Sooner, Hytera Says
10. Hytera Shareholders Approve Sepura Acquisition
11. Vodafone Plans to Switch Off Airwave Service by March 2020
12. Hytera Sues Motorola for Patent Infringement in MOTOTRBO Portables
13. Hytera Amends Complaint Against Motorola, Removes Several Claims
14. Hytera Announces Expected Closing Date for Sepura Acquisition
15. Judge Releases Order Focusing Motorola-Hytera Case on Timeliness
16. Motorola Solutions to Rebrand Vertex Standard Radios
17. Telstra Demos Broadcast LTE Based on MCPTT Standard
18. Australia to Auction 700 MHz Licenses, No Dedicated Access for Public Safety
19. U.K. Public-Safety LTE Network Continues, Device Contract to be Awarded in November
20. Motorola Gets Another Response to Hytera’s Motion to Dismiss
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