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Motorola Gains DOCSIS 3.0® Certification in First CableLabs® Wave to Include Digital Voice Modems


Motorola secures first full Industry certification for voice and data modem including PacketCable™ 1.5 Certification for Motorola SURFboard® SBV6220 eMTA

HORSHAM, Pa. – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that it has achieved PacketCable™ 1.5 certification for the Motorola SURFboard® SBV6220 digital voice modem. Certified during CableLabs® Cert Wave 59, this certification marks one of the first complete DOCSIS 3.0 and PacketCable 1.5 certifications of an embedded multimedia terminal adapter (eMTA) in the industry, continuing to fill out Motorola’s industry-leading suite of customer premises equipment (CPE).

In response to the demand for integrated voice and data applications, cable operators are looking to optimize their networks by delivering DOCSIS 3.0 and PacketCable 1.5 certified technologies for subscribers’ homes. Built on the TI Puma 5, the Motorola SURFboard SBV6220 digital voice modem supports DOCSIS 3.0 data functionality and enables MSOs to provide their customers with advanced multimedia services through additional upstream and downstream bandwidth availability.

“TI is dedicated to helping Motorola and MSOs achieve quick, industry-wide adoption and deployment of standards based DOCSIS 3.0 and PacketCable technology,” said Brian Glinsman, TI’s Communications Infrastructure and Voice general manager. “Motorola has reached two significant certification milestones leveraging TI’s Puma 5 DOCSIS 3.0 chipsets in the past month that will help MSOs meet the large demand for higher speeds, high quality VoIP and next generation services.”

The SURFboard SBV6220 digital voice modem was previously certified for data services in CableLabs Cert Wave 58 last month. It 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. The SBV6220 is backward compatible to DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 and can be deployed without service interruption, thus maximizing the MSO’s current infrastructure investment while enabling the deployment of value-added services. In addition, it provides MSOs 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 SBV6220 supports both IPv4 and IPv6, and Advanced Encryption Services as part of the DOCSIS 3.0 standards.

“Motorola continues to be a leader in DOCSIS technology working with partners like TI to provide innovative solutions that maximize our customers’ investment in their networks,” said Alan Lefkof, corporate vice president and general manager, Broadband Solutions Group, Motorola, Inc. “By combining PacketCable 1.5 and DOCSIS specifications with innovative technology like TI’s Puma chip, Motorola is committed to bringing an unparalleled customer experience to MSOs’ cable customers to provide full-featured digital voice telephone service over their home cable connection.”

Motorola’s SURFboard® SBV6220 digital voice modem enables operators to:

* Help 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 SBV6220 is 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 will demonstrate the SURFboard SBV6220 digital voice modem at booth #1251 at the SCTE’s CableTec Expo® in Philadelphia June 24 – 27.

Motorola Cable Modem Termination System (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 operator. The company continues its leadership in field deployments with the second largest cable operator in the UK, which selected Motorola’s EuroDOCSIS® 3.0-based CMTS for deployment in Scotland.


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