Motorola Announces Industry Leading High-Density Decoupled Upstream Module for its Integrated CMTS Solution

Motorola Announces Industry Leading High-Density Decoupled Upstream Module for its Integrated CMTS Solution Motorola’s RX48 Upstream Module helps cable operators economically deliver upstream bandwidth to meet growing subscriber demand

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) Home & Networks Mobility business introduced the Motorola RX48 decoupled upstream module for its BSR 64000 Integrated Cable Modem Termination System (I-CMTS).With the addition of the RX48 upstream module, Motorola is helping cable operators economically meet their subscribers’ demands for higher average and peak upstream bandwidth, which continue to accelerate, as they react to the ever-increasing popularity in social video, media and high-definition videoconferencing applications, and lucrative commercial service opportunities.

The Motorola BSR 64000 I-CMTS solution, with the new RX48 decoupled upstream module, offers nearly 1.5 Gbps of upstream capacity per module. The upstream-only module is the “sister” card of the TX32 decoupled downstream module, the industry’s highest-density downstream solution, launched in November 2007. The combination of these two high-density decoupled modules, along with the simplicity of the integrated design of the BSR 64000, will provide industry leading flexibility and scalability. Through this highly scalable upstream solution Motorola can help cable operators achieve up to a 60-percent capital savings over traditional upstream and downstream modules. In addition, the RX48 delivers significant energy efficiency, with a per channel power reduction of 81 percent over previous modules.

When combined with S-CDMA, the RX48 represents the most comprehensive upstream solution available in the market today. With S-CDMA, cable operators can unlock additional usable spectrum in their networks to increase upstream capacity by up to 50 percent. By deploying the RX48 decoupled upstream module in conjunction with S-CDMA, cable operators can use this new capacity to increase average data rates through higher order modulation, or implement DOCSIS 3.0 upstream channel bonding to achieve up to 150 Mbps of peak upstream bandwidth.

“Motorola has a long history of hybrid-fiber coax innovation and engineering leadership that continues with the announcement of our RX48 upstream solution. With the RX48, cable operators can rapidly grow their upstream service offering and provide a long-term platform to support evolving IP video services,” said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager, Access Networks Solutions, Motorola Home and Networks Mobility. “In addition to the targeting of new commercial services, Motorola helps cable operators harness the full potential of the upstream spectrum and enables greater speeds and capacity to existing DOCSIS 1.x and 2.0 environments and offering even richer media experiences to tomorrow’s DOCSIS 3.0 connected subscribers.”

The RX48 decoupled upstream module will be available to customers in mid-2010. Motorola is showcasing the RX48 decoupled upstream module as part of its comprehensive BSR 64000 I-CMTS solution at the 2009 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo®, October 28-30th in Denver, Colo. — Colorado Convention Center, Booth # 4116.

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