Motorola Celebrates Shipment of 50 Million SURFboard® Cable and Digital Voice Modems
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that it has shipped its 50 millionth SURFboard modem. This significant milestone further strengthens Motorola’s leadership position in global modem deployments as well as retail cable modem shipments.
“For the last decade, Motorola has brought its proven experience and expertise to help further the development of the DOCSIS® standards,” said Alan Lefkof, corporate vice president, Motorola Broadband Solutions Group. "As the leading provider of modems, we are in a strategic position to offer the most advanced, standards-based cable and digital voice modem features to our customers. We’re excited about the opportunities we’ll have around DOCSIS 3.0 in 2008.”
The Motorola SURFboard family of innovative, high-speed data and digital voice modems include an advanced feature set of Ethernet network connectivity and Universal Serial Bus (USB) interfaces for easy plug-and-play installation. They are compatible with Windows®, Macintosh® and UNIX® computers and support standard Internet software. Trouble-shooting is simplified with front panel status indicator LEDs and an online diagnostics page.
“While working with Motorola over the past six years, we have experienced incredible growth in our broadband business,” said Jay Rolls, vice president of technology, Cox Communications. “In today’s competitive marketplace, it is essential that Cox continue to offer the best and most reliable service; we appreciate Motorola’s innovative customer premises equipment with its best-in-class performance in support of that goal.”
As the long standing leader of cable modem sales globally, Motorola offers self-installable modems, reducing the need for on-site service installations and resulting in significant cost savings for customers. With advances like this around innovation and quality, Motorola maintains the top position in deployment numbers for the following areas:
* #1 in cable modems
* #1 in DOCSIS 1.0
* #1 in DOCSIS 1.1
* #1 in DOCSIS 2.0
* #1 in retail volume of cable modems shipped
“The total number of modem connections around the world is on the rise,” according to analyst firm Ovum’s global cable modem forecast published in October. “Current modem connections total 70 million worldwide with an annual growth rate of approximately 10% through 2011. It is anticipated that revenues will keep pace and experience similar growth.”
In the coming months, the SURFboard cable modems (model SB5101) and wireless cable modem gateways (model SBG900) will feature a 50 millionth celebratory icon on products sold in leading North America electronic stores.
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 connect 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 $42.8 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com.
MOTOROLA and the stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. SURFboard is a registered trademark of General Instrument Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Motorola, Inc. DOCSIS is a registered trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Group in the United States and other countries. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2007. All rights reserved.
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