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Motorola Broadens VoIP Cable Modem Offerings With SIP Protocol - Expanding Options for Cable Operators and Consumers


New voice-enabled modems underscore Motorola’s global leadership in Voice-over-IP

HORSHAM, Pa. – 18 September 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today expanded its family of voice-enabled cable modems with the introduction of the SBV5100 series. The new models, based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), one of the more common voice and multimedia protocols in the telecommunications industry, provide greater choice to cable operators as they select the ideal technology for their systems.

With the pending emergence of PacketCable™ 2.0, which includes IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), many cable operators are adopting or evaluating SIP-based devices for their networks -- SIP is an emerging standard of choice for Inter-network communication. SIP, along with Quality of Service (QoS) based on PacketCable Multimedia (PCMM), provides a foundation for the delivery of advanced services, including fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) -- allowing consumers to “hand off” a cellular call to a Wi-Fi® network and landline phone, rich multimedia communications, such as interactive video sessions, secure signaling and encryption, and flexible Network Address Translation (NAT) and firewall traversal technologies like Simple Traversal of User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Through Network Address Translators (STUN). The addition of SIP-based devices can provide operators with a viable migration path toward PacketCable 2.0.

“Operators around the world are already making the move toward SIP-based products,” said Charles Dougherty, corporate vice president, Motorola Connected Home Solutions business. “By providing a voice-enabled cable modem with the SIP protocol, Motorola enables cable operators to not only expand their offerings with voice today, but to lay the foundation for new feature-rich voice and multimedia services, such as fixed-mobile convergence. This new family of gateways further establishes Motorola as a global leader in Voice-over-IP technology that fuels growth for operators and extends the concept of seamless mobility for consumers.”

The Motorola SBV5100 series is expected to be available by the end of 2006.

About the Motorola SBV5100
As part of Motorola’s broadband family of telephony products, the SBV5100 series converges voice and data, on one network, in one product. By combining multiple services in one unit, consumers can enjoy an efficient solution that offers many advantages over competing technologies, and provides a pathway to advanced voice services. The SBV5100 supports full-featured primary Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephone service for up to two telephone lines that are terminated in two RJ-11 connectors. In addition, its integrated cable modem connects to a computer through either a 10/100Base-T Ethernet or a USB data port. The SBV5100 enables:

* One infrastructure for communication services
* One bill for voice and data services
* Simultaneous use of phone line and high-speed data services
* Support for a variety of CLASS features provided today by the telephone company (caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, etc.)

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering “must have” products, “must do” experiences, and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit

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