Motorola and Juniper Networks Announce Collaboration on Modular Cable Modem Termination System Development
Two Industry leaders plan to jointly develop standards-based M-CMTS platforms to enable cable operators to reliably and cost-effectively support next-generation IP-based services
HORSHAM, Pa. and SUNNYVALE, Calif. – 14 Nov. 2005 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced their plans to collaborate on a next-generation Modular Cable Modem Termination System (M-CMTS), bringing together experience and innovation from two leading companies in the cable and IP-services marketplace.
The Motorola-Juniper collaboration will focus on standards-based solutions that would enable operators to efficiently and cost-effectively deliver high-value IP-based services to customers. These include unified data, voice, video, and on-demand services over IP; robust network security and policy management tools; and a migration path to IPv6. The new M-CMTS would be compatible with existing CMTS and IP network assets, protecting existing investments and simplifying network evolution.
“We are pleased to have partners like Motorola and Juniper and look forward to deploying these next generation platforms,” said Mike Hayashi, Time Warner Cable SVP Advanced Engineering and Technology. “As we aggressively move to offer consumers unified services over our advanced platform, products like the new M-CMTS will help us maintain our competitive edge.”
Modular CMTS is an initiative currently being developed by CableLabs® to provide the different functions of the CMTS through separate hardware and software elements. As service providers migrate multiple networks to a single, IP-based network, M-CMTS platforms will scale services more efficiently by sharing the workload among several components.
“The Modular CMTS initiative is a promising technology that will both reduce costs and increase network performance, as we rapidly move towards network convergence,” said David Fellows, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Comcast. “Juniper Networks and Motorola are each leaders in their respective fields, so we are encouraged to see that they are collaborating on M-CMTS technology and look forward to seeing the results of their teamwork.”
Motorola is a global leader in HFC network technologies that deliver IP-based services to subscribers. The company’s flagship CMTS, the Broadband Services Router BSR 64000, is deployed in over 100 systems around the world, and is qualified to deliver PacketCable™ Multimedia (PCMM) services within DOCSIS® 2.0. Through its Broadscape™ portfolio of solutions, Motorola has taken a leadership position in developing emerging network architecture specifications, including channel-bonding, modular CMTS, MPEG-4, and open cable applications platform (OCAP).
Juniper Networks delivers a family of routing platforms, security solutions and policy management appliances that enable cable service providers to support next-generation services at scale. With proven support for advanced capabilities such as IPv6, multicasting, and multiservice quality of service, Juniper Networks solutions enable cable service providers to reliably and cost-effectively offer broadcast TV, video on demand and other advanced services over IP, while providing an effective migration path from their existing networks.
“This collaboration can create maximum flexibility and scalability potential, which our operator customers will need to successfully deliver advanced services as they add IP video, voice and data offerings,” said Charles Dougherty, Motorola corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola Connected Home Solutions. “Motorola has worked extensively in de-coupled CMTS architectures and has been a pioneer in channel bonding. With our experience and Juniper’s, we can give our customers alternatives today that they can rely on for the future.”
“As cable service providers move closer to a next-generation IP-based architecture, it makes sense for the leaders in IP and cable networking to join forces,” said Andrew J. Audet, vice president, Cable and IPTV Products Business, Juniper Networks. “We look forward to working with Motorola and believe that the relationship will benefit our customers’ subscribers with multiple advanced IP-based services over a secure and assured network.”
Juniper Networks is the leader in enabling secure and assured communications over a single IP network. The company’s purpose-built, high performance IP platforms enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions worldwide rely on Juniper Networks to deliver products for building networks that are tailored to the specific needs of their users, services and applications. Juniper Networks’ portfolio of proven networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world’s most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace, and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, anywhere, anytime. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information: www.motorola.com.
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