This is a quick survey to gauge views across the industry on the strategy behind, and likely impact of, the proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google for $12.5Bn. it should take only 2-3 minutes and we'll publish the results on our blog in the next couple of weeks.

With many thanks, the Telco 2.0 Team.

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* 1. Please enter your name, organisation and job title. (NB. If you'd like us to send you your own copy of the results, please also enter your email address - thank you.)

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* 2. How would you describe your company?

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* 3. What geographical areas does your role cover?

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* 4. How would you rate the following as strategic motivations for Google buying Motorola Mobility?

  The primary strategic driver An important strategic driver An incidental benefit This has no relevance
It's all about the patents
Google as Apple - becoming a manufacturer
To bolster the Android ecosystem
To get Google into new areas e.g. set-top-boxes

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* 5. How do you rate the impact of this deal on the following players competitive positioning overall, assuming it goes through?

  Significantly improves their position Improves their position a little No net change in position Makes their position a little harder Is a significant threat to their position
Google
Motorola
Apple
Microsoft
Nokia
HTC
Samsung
RIM
Mobile Telcos

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* 6. Please add any further comments you'd like to make on this deal.

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