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Motorola is axing 1,900 jobs world-wide as part of "various productivity improvement plans".

The job losses will hit 29 locations in 20 countries although a spokesman for Motorola refused to say whether any jobs in the UK would be affected by the cuts.

All four of Motorola's business divisions - Mobile Devices, Networks, Government & Enterprise Mobility Solutions, and Connected Home Solutions - will be touched by the job losses.

The restructuring, which was first revealed last summer, is set to cost the mobile phone maker around $90m, it said in a SEC filing. ®

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