BlackBerry Creates New Technology Solutions Unit


BlackBerry  has created a new business unit, the BlackBerry Technology Solutions, or BTS. The company has hired Dr. Sandeep Chennakeshu, former president of Ericsson Mobile Platforms and CTO of Sony-Ericsson, to head the new division.

The BTS business unit comprises BlackBerry’s technology assets, including QNX (embedded software), Project Ion (Internet of Things application platform), Certicom (cryptography applications), and Paratek (RF antenna tuning), as well as BlackBerry’s patent portfolio of 44,000 patents. “Combining all these assets into a single business unit led by Sandeep will create operational synergies and new revenue streams, furthering our turnaround strategy,” said the company in a statement. Dr. Chennakeshu starts immediately.

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