Motorola and Taiwan Broadband Communications Deploy Taiwan’s First DOCSIS® 3.0 Cable Modem Termination System
Motorola’s Integrated Cable Modem Termination System (I-CMTS) combines proven technology and innovation to enable Taiwan Broadband Communications’ delivery of personalized media experiences to consumers
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced today that the company deployed Taiwan’s first DOCSIS 3.0-qualified Integrated Cable Modem Termination System (I-CMTS) with Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC). Built to evolve, Motorola’s proven BSR 64000 I-CMTS solution now includes the industry’s highest density integrated downstream capability and will allow TBC to offer its subscribers ultra-broadband Internet services at speeds of up to 160 Mbps – enabling truly personalized media experiences. The deployment is expected to be completed in Q1 2009.
TBC is a leading operator in Taiwan, providing cable TV, Internet access and communications services to more than 700,000 households in northern and central Taiwan. With the addition of Motorola’s BSR 64000 TX32 Decoupled Downstream Module to its network, TBC can continue to serve existing DOCSIS 1.x, 2.0 cable modems while delivering a wider range of tiered ultra-broadband Internet access services to subscribers via DOCSIS 3.0 and channel bonding. TBC’s move to ultra-broadband will enable a rich consumer experience for its subscribers, where high resolution graphical content, networked multiplayer gaming and social video media interaction are playing key roles in the region’s consumption of bandwidth.
“It’s important for TBC to work with leading suppliers, like Motorola, as we advance our cable networks to meet the increased demand for very high-speed Internet services,” said Thomas Ee, chief executive officer of Taiwan Broadband Communications. “Motorola’s I-CMTS solution offers TBC the ability to rapidly deploy higher-tiered broadband services while protecting its existing service environment and investment.”
This I-CMTS, DOCSIS 3.0 and channel bonding deployment is the latest cooperation between the two companies. The two companies also cooperated in 2007 on Asia’s first DOCSIS 3.0-based channel bonding demonstration. Motorola has been supplying advanced broadband service solutions to TBC since 2004.
“We are excited to work with TBC as they begin the roll-out of ultra-broadband enabled personalized media experiences to their subscribers in Taiwan,” said Drina Yue, vice president, regional management, Home & Networks Mobility, Motorola Asia Pacific. “Motorola’s I-CMTS and TX32 solutions combine to offer operators, like TBC, the ability to reduce their cost per downstream channel by more than 60%, resulting in the highly cost-effective delivery of tiered broadband services to their subscribers.”
Motorola is a leading provider of cable broadband technology with extensive experience in deploying advanced networks worldwide. The company worked last year with Qrix in Korea and J:COM in Japan to deploy I-CMTS enabled DOCSIS 3.0 networks. Moreover, Motorola has recently announced worldwide shipments of more than 1000 of its TX32 Decouple Downstream Module and a total of more than 60 million modems – 1.5 million of those modems were deployed in Japan – demonstrating its leading position in supplying advanced cable equipment to operators in the region.
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About Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC)
Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC) is one of the leading multi-system cable operators in Taiwan. Established in 1999, its franchise areas include Taoyuan, HsinChu, Miaoli and Taichung. TBC’s vision is to provide seamless access to the most compelling and competitive suite of media and communication products in Taiwan. Today, the company serves over 700,000 cable TV households with more than 100 channels of local and international content on its analogue and digital TV services. TBC also provides a full range of quality broadband internet access and telephony services to its customers. For more information, please visit http://www.tbcom.com.tw/.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.
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