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Motorola Announces Availability of New Bandwidth Enhancing Solution at ANGA Cable 2008


Motorola TX32 Decoupled Downstream Module delivers five-fold increase in downstream CMTS capacity to accelerate the delivery of personal media experiences

COLOGNE, Germany – ANGA Cable 2008. – May, 2008 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced the commercial availability of the TX32 Decoupled Downstream Module aimed at cable operators looking to offer ultra-broadband triple-play services at greater speeds and lower overall costs. The solution enables cable operators to deliver significantly increased bandwidth to new DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0® cable modems such as Motorola’s SURFboard® SB6120 and SBV6220, while preserving operator investment in legacy DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 1.x and 2.0 cable modems. The Motorola TX32 will be demonstrated live for the first time in Europe at ANGA Cable 2008.

By deploying new ultra-broadband service tiers capable of lightning-fast downloads, cable operators can now meet consumer’s rapidly growing demand to view more and more content online and support their move to Web 2.0 levels of online social interactivity. Motorola’s BSR 64000 CMTS/Edge Router and SURFboard cable modems are being used in successful end-to-end channel bonding deployments worldwide. With the addition of the TX32 to the portfolio, these channel bonded networks can seamlessly evolve to integrated CMTS (I-CMTS) environments with a simple software upgrade and the installation of a TX32 Decoupled Downstream Module.

“As a world leader in ultra-broadband solutions and DOCSIS 3.0 deployments, we are committed to providing cable operators with innovative and highly cost effective solutions,” said Dr. George Simmons, corporate vice president and general manager, Access Network Solutions, Home & Networks Mobility, Motorola. “The Motorola TX32 solution allows cable operators to deploy channel bonding services today with only minor adjustments to their network at the headend. This represents a giant leap forward in the race for cost-effective, higher-capacity broadband solutions to deliver enhanced personal media experiences.”

The TX32 is the industry’s highest-density, integrated downstream solution. Each module supports 32 QAM channels in a single slot within the Motorola BSR 64000, CMTS/EDGE router. The TX32 solution requires one slot in the BSR 64000, whereas competitive alternatives require two slots to provide the same downstream density. As an integrated solution, full redundancy can be maintained which is valuable for operators who are looking to leverage DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 to increase the content delivered to their customers and to tap into the enterprise market.

The Motorola TX32 will increase the downstream capacity of deployed BSR 64000s by more than 500% and dramatically reduce the cost per downstream QAM. The TX32 also incorporates IPv6 and Advanced Encryption Services (AES).

Channel bonding is driving the initial move to DOCSIS 3.0 in Europe and the TX32 enables cable operators to efficiently deliver accelerated personal media experiences, including fast Internet services, in a highly competitive broadband market. This is testament to Motorola’s global video leadership position and ability to support broadband everywhere, including certified and qualified DOCSIS 3.0 solutions.


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