Motorola Earns CableLabs® Approval for DOCSIS® 3.0 SURFboard® Cable Modems and CMTS
Motorola extends leadership in optimizing cable networks for high bandwidth video and data services
HORSHAM, Pa. – 12 May 2008 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that it has achieved DOCSIS® 3.0 certification for the Motorola SURFboard® SB6120 and SBV6220 cable modems and DOCSIS 3.0 bronze qualification for the Motorola BSR 64000 cable modem termination system (CMTS)/edge router. The suite of customer premises equipment (CPE) and headend solution products successfully completed feature testing as part of the CableLabs® Certification Wave 58, based on the DOCSIS 3.0 CableLabs Project specification.
DOCSIS 3.0-based technology, including downstream channel bonding and IPv6, has been integrated into Motorola’s SURFboard CPE and CMTS to help cable operators offer whole-home, high-bandwidth media services. The Motorola SURFboard SB6120 and SBV6220 modems support DOCSIS 3.0 data functionality and are backwards compatible with DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 standards, allowing operators to deploy them today even ahead of an infrastructure upgrade to enable new advanced services.
In response to the explosion of consumer video applications, cable operators are looking to optimize their networks by delivering DOCSIS 3.0 technologies at the headend and in subscribers’ homes. Motorola CMTS and cable modems are being used in successful end-to-end channel bonding deployments worldwide. Motorola enabled the world’s first commercial channel bonding deployment through Starhub in Singapore, supports the first full-field deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 services for J:COM in Japan and delivers 100 Mbps high-speed data service to subscribers for Korea’s largest cable operators.
“Motorola has been a leader in DOCSIS technology from day one, working to provide innovative solutions that interoperate with equipment throughout our customers’ networks,” said Alan Lefkof, corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola Broadband Solutions Group. “In addition to our cable modem certification and CMTS qualification, we offer customers the full knowledge of field experience in DOCSIS 3.0 implementations, complimented with our expertise in carrier-grade network and device management. We are committed to integrating bandwidth-expanding technologies into all of our SURFboard cable and digital voice modems, gateways and CMTS platform as well as to developing technologies and revolutionary architectures beyond DOCSIS 3.0.”
“The DOCSIS 3.0 specification establishes ways for cable companies to tie multiple 6 MHz transmission channels together to deliver data at speeds in excess of 160 Mbps to consumers,” said CableLabs President and CEO, Dr. Richard R. Green. “DOCSIS 3.0 also incorporates support for the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), allowing cable operators to expand their service offerings beyond current limits. We would like to thank Motorola for the support shown for our DOCSIS initiative"
Motorola’s SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 CPE portfolio enables operators to:
* Protect their installed base of high-speed data customers
* Deliver new high-value / high-bandwidth, multimedia services
* Deliver competitive, high-capacity commercial services to their business customers
Designed for service assurance, the Motorola SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 CPE are compatible with Motorola’s NBBS Device Management Platform and Motorola’s eCare for remote access customer component troubleshooting and configuration, eliminating unnecessary truck rolls.
Motorola’s commitment to invest in the BSR 64000 CMTS/edge router and to provide innovative solutions to cable operators in the battle over bandwidth is demonstrated by this recent accomplishment. The TX32 DOCSIS 3.0 Decoupled Downstream Module enables operators to:
* Quintuple downstream capacity of a BSR 64000 while maintaining full redundancy
* Reduce cost per downstream channel by up to 60%
* Simultaneously support of DOCSIS compliant 1.x, 2.0 and new DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems and feature sets
Motorola will be showcasing the DOCSIS 3.0 certified and qualified products at The Cable Show, May 18-20, 2008 at the New Orleans Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #1405.
Editors’ note: For more information on the Motorola SB6120 and SBV6220 cable modems and BSR 64000 CMTS/edge router, please see the attached fact sheet.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications. The company develops technologies, products and services that make mobile experiences possible. Our portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories. Motorola is committed to delivering next generation communication solutions to people, businesses and governments. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.6 billion in 2007. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com.
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MOTOROLA, stylized M Logo, and SURFboard are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. DOCSIS and CableLabs are registered trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2008. All rights reserved.
SURFboard® SB6120 Cable Modem
The Motorola SURFboard SB6120 is DOCSIS 3.0 certified. It enables cable operators to provide their customers advanced multimedia services through additional upstream and downstream bandwidth availability. It provides them with an economic option for greater than 160 Mbps of user data throughput, without the need for hybrid fiber coax (HFC) plant upgrade. The SB6120 supports IPv4 and IPv6 as well as Advanced Encryption Services as part of the DOCSIS 3.0 standards.
The SURFboard SB6120’s enhanced tuner supports up to a 1 GHz downstream input allowing a cable operator to increase the frequency spectrum for downstream data services. It is backwards compatible to DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 and can be deployed without service interruption, maximizing current infrastructure investment and enabling deployment of new value-added services.
The SURFboard SB6120 connects to a computer through a 10/100/1000 Base-T (RJ-45) Ethernet and provides intuitive, easy to read front panel operational status LEDs for: power, receive, send, online, and PC connectivity. Operators can optionally activate dual colored LEDs for a customer to have visual verification of bonded channels and GigE link.
SURFboard® SBV6220 Cable Modem
The Motorola SURFboard Digital Voice Modem (SBV6220) with Lithium-ion battery backup is DOCSIS 3.0 based. It enables a cable operator to provide their customers advanced multimedia services through additional upstream and downstream bandwidth availability.
The SURFboard SBV6220 uses industry standard signaling protocols to provide high-speed internet access and up to two lines of full-featured digital voice telephone service over cable’s broadband connection to the home. It provides them with an economic option for greater than 160 Mbps of user data throughput, without the need for a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) plant upgrade.
The SURFboard SBV6220 supports both IPv4 and IPv6, and Advanced Encryption Services as part of the DOCSIS 3.0 standards.
A component of the SURFboard SB6120 and SBV6220, the Puma 5 family is the first DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem chipset providing a flexible and scalable platform that enables equipment manufacturers to build systems for compelling next-generation voice, data and video service offerings to meet varied market needs. For more information, please visit http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/landing/puma5.
Motorola BSR 64000 cable modem termination system (CMTS)/edge router
The Motorola Broadband Services Router 64000 (BSR 64000) is a fully redundant carrier-class intelligent edge router with an integrated DOCSIS 3.0 qualified and EuroDOCSIS 3.0 based high-density CMTS supporting next-generation ultra broadband cable services.
The BSR 64000 can be configured as a traditional chassis-based CMTS or configured to enable the vast benefits offered with next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 features associated with the integrated-CMTS (I-CMTS) and Modular-CMTS (M-CMTS) access networks architectures.
The BSR 64000 can be configured for I-CMTS with the addition of the Motorola TX32 decoupled downstream module. The deployment of the TX32 provides a significant increase in downstream capacity and an increase in downstream bandwidth. It allows operators to deploy ultra-broadband services with data speeds in excess of 145 Mbps to a single DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, and over 200 Mbps to a single EuroDOCSIS cable modem, by leveraging DOCSIS 3.0 downstream channel bonding.
MOTOROLA, SURFboard and the stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. DOCSIS and CableLabs are registered trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2008. All rights reserved.
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