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Medical emergency calls increased 50% in Latin America, with peaks of 200%

Alex Castañeda, new Vice President and General Manager of Motorola Solutions in Latin America, told Convergencialatina that due to widespread confinement, emergency calls regarding crimes decreased. The security forces demand more personal devices - to prevent the same equipment from being used by different people - and there is expectation for the potential of retail in the two-way radio accessories segment.

When Motorola Solutions outlined its plan for 2020 in Latin America, it did so with a GDP growth forecast of 1.4%. The current scenario anticipates at least a 5% drop, with various impacts on the businesses in which the company operates: public security and government (which in some segments increases its demand for products from the Motorola Solutions portfolio), manufacturing and hospitality (both badly beaten); and retail (which will renew its demand in the return to the “new normal”, with unthinkable protection needs).

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