Motorola Technology Fuels the Digital Transition in Latin America and the Caribbean
Five recent digital launches in Latin America and the Caribbean illustrate Motorola’s commitment to the region and the flexibility of its portfolio of end-to-end digital video solutions
HORSHAM -- 12 Jan. 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) has played an instrumental role in the transition to digital cable throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. With a variety of all-digital and hybrid solutions ranging from set-tops to headend technology, Motorola is providing the flexible, versatile and reliable systems that fuel the digital revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Motorola digital cable deployments allow consumers in the region to receive digital video applications direct to their homes. During the past three months, Motorola deployments in Latin America and the Caribbean include:
Brazil -- Vivax, the second largest cable operator in Brazil, chose Motorola headend infrastructure products and digital cable set-tops as part of a rollout of digital cable services in the city of Manaus.
Chile -- VTR, the leading telecommunication company in Chile bundling services such as broadband Internet, cable TV and local telephony, will leverage the Motorola digital video platform as the foundation for the national launch of advanced services including an interactive program guide (IPG), video-on-demand (VOD), and more in Santiago, Chile.
Mexico -- Cablecom the fourth largest cable operator in the country, selected the Motorola’s end-to-end digital cable solutions to enable the deployment of services in at least 8 cities, including San Luis potosí, Reynosa and Ciuadad del Carmen in 2005, with the remaining launches in 2006. The agreement includes multiple Motorola digital headend technologies, as well as digital set-tops.
Colombia -- TV Cable Bogota, Colombia’s largest cable operator, will also leverage Motorola set-top and headend solutions for its launch of digital services. TV Cable’s digital deployment is part of a much broader initiative that also includes HFC, CM and CMTS equipment.
Bahamas -- Cable Bahamas selected Motorola Digicipher Conditional Access headend technology and all-digital set-tops as part of a broad, multi-island full digital initiative.
“The success of any digital cable rollout hinges on the quality of the platform on which it is deployed – from consumer-facing set-tops to the headend technology,” said G. Bickley Remmey, Motorola corporate vice president and general manager, Latin America. “Motorola provides operators worldwide with a variety of solutions to meet a very diverse set of needs – from basic digital services to a complete suite of advanced offerings ranging from EPG, Digital Video Recording, Video on Demand, and more. The ability to tailor solutions to address the particular demands of their respective markets is what leads more operators to Motorola.”
Motorola Digital Set-Top Solutions
From basic, cost-efficient to more advanced, interactive applications such as Digital Video Recording (DVR) – Motorola digital set-tops provide flexibility and versatility for cable operators. Consumers enjoy access to this stored personal media, in addition to advanced features such as Video on Demand (VOD), Digital Video Recording (DVR), and impressive programming options. For operators, the benefits gained from an all-digital platform include reduced bandwidth requirements and a greater ability to drive increased Average Revenue per User (ARPU).
● The Motorola DCT700 is a Standard Definition (SD) digital set-top that is designed as a cost-effective solution to support digital services.
● The Motorola DCT2500 is an evolution of the DCT2000 digital set-top – the most widely deployed digital platform in the world. It offers increased memory, added processing power, scaled video, and vertical blanking interval (VBI) data extraction.
● The Motorola DCT6412 dual-tuner HD set-top extends the digital entertainment platform by adding DVR capabilities – enabling consumers to watch live HD content from one source, while recording HD content from another. With its integrated hard drive, the Motorola DCT6412 enables users to record standard definition television as well as HD programming.
● The Motorola DCT3412 is an all-digital, dual-tuner, High-Definition (HD) DVR set-top, which includes a built-in DOCSIS cable modem, a high-performance microprocessor, extensive memory, enhanced graphics potential and a full range of audio and video inputs and outputs.
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: http://www.motorola.com/.
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