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Motorola Drives Fiber Deeper into the Network; Expands Broadband Access Portfolio


New portfolio drives fiber closer to the home, increasing bandwidth for on-demand video, voice and data services

HORSHAM, Pa. – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the launch of its expanded Broadband Access Network portfolio, adding significant Fiber Deep capabilities to Motorola’s hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) platform. The expansion allows MSOs worldwide to drive fiber closer to the home while protecting their infrastructure investments and minimizing downtime and installation costs.

The portfolio builds upon Motorola’s existing legacy equipment in an operator’s network, enabling providers to convert amplifiers to optical nodes for direct migration to fiber. This approach allows operators to reduce the outage time and installation costs that impact video, voice and data service delivery during a typical fiber migration. The portfolio also takes a high-density approach by doubling the receiver density at the fiber optic headend, saving valuable space for the operators as they add equipment to segment node serving areas. To compliment Motorola’s enhanced coarse wave division multiplexing (E-CWDM) solution, a 1GHz dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) narrowcast transmitter adds significant wavelength capability to segment the optical node serving areas over existing fiber resources.

“Today, MSOs are looking for innovative ways to drive fiber deeper into their HFC networks while still leveraging their existing infrastructure investments,” said Dr. George H. Simmons, corporate vice president and general manager, Access Networks Solutions, Motorola, Inc. “Deeper fiber gives cable operators a competitive edge by providing greater capacity to deliver advanced, revenue-generating services, including on-demand, high-definition television and ultra-broadband Internet speeds of 50 to up to 100 megabits per second.”

Motorola’s Broadband Access Network new product portfolio includes:

* MBN100 1 GHz MiniBridger Optical Node, BLN100 1 GHz Optical Node -- allow existing Motorola MB and BLE amplifiers to be easily converted to optical nodes.
* MBV3 1GHz MiniBridger Amplifier -- equipped with three active RF outputs and backward compatible to all existing MiniBridger housings.
* The SG4-ITU-TX DWDM Transmitter -- adds up to 40 wavelength return capability to Motorola’s SG4000 scalable optical node platform.
* SG4 DOCSIS Transponder -- provides standards based status monitoring and Ethernet capability to the SG4000 platform.
* The GX2-RX200BX4 High Density Receiver -- doubles the receiver density for Motorola’s widely deployed GX2 fiber optic headend platform.
* The GX2-DM1000B10 1 GHz DWDM Narrowcast Transmitter -- provides up to 40 wavelengths for additional VOD, Internet and telephony services.

Motorola will showcase the new BAN portfolio at the SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo®, June 24-27, 2008, at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Booth #1251.


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