Motorola Extends DOCSIS 3.0 Leadership with New Line of Wireless Home Networking Gateways

Motorola’s innovative SURFboard gateways help accelerate the migration to a service-assured home with integrated IP services.

Motorola, Inc.’s (NYSE: MOT) Home & Networks Mobility business today announced its next-generation SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 modems and integrated gateways, designed to deliver ultra-broadband IP-based voice and data services. Motorola’s new gateways help cable operators accelerate the delivery of personal media experiences to their subscribers by making ultra broadband available throughout the home, with one easy-to-install and easy-to-manage device.

As consumers demand more wireless services, cable providers are seeking integrated solutions that combine traditional high-speed data, IP-telephony and secure home networking with unparalleled service assurance. Motorola continues to be a market leader for DOCSIS 3.0 solutions, and this new platform is two times faster than our previously announced DOCSIS 3.0 products. The new line of standards-based and remotely manageable gateways supports high-bandwidth Gigabit Ethernet (GiGe) home networking and channel bonding of up to eight downstream and four upstream channels. This increased 8 x 4 throughput support enables an operator to offer its customers advanced multimedia services with data rates up to 300 Mbps downstream and more than 100 Mbps upstream.

The new SURFboard all-in-one integrated gateways also are equipped with a four-port GiGe switch and integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point. The gateways’ internal antenna and switched on-board radios (2.4 or 5 GHz) enable consumers to maximize the high-bandwidth potential of their home or business networks, while eliminating the need for stand-alone routers, hubs and access points. In addition, the new SURFboard gateways are equipped with next-generation security features: a built-in firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection; intrusion detection; Denial of Service attack prevention; and a simplified ”visitor” feature set, enabling users to easily accommodate addition of their “permissioned” guests onto the home’s Wi-Fi network, while still protecting the network from unwelcome hacker attacks.

“With the introduction of our new line of next-generation SURFboard modems and gateways, Motorola continues to demonstrate its global leadership and expertise in developing and deploying DOCSIS-certified solutions,” said Alan Lefkof, corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola Broadband Home Gateways and Software Solutions Group. “Our new SURFboard integrated gateways demonstrate Motorola’s commitment to delivering high-value, lower-cost-of-ownership solutions, in one convenient and reliable package.”

Motorola’s new SURFboard platform is also environmentally friendly, helping service providers lower their carbon footprint and minimize their impact on the environment. In fact, Motorola’s next-generation SURFboard portfolio of CPE is designed to comply with international environmental and energy-efficient standards. The portfolio uses ENERGY STAR-qualified power supplies, and its devices and power supplies are compliant with both European Code of Conduct and RoHS regulations.

Supporting the Wi-Fi home network is a new challenge for the cable industry. By combining the highest-performing and lowest-cost-of-ownership modems in the industry with easy-to-use Wi-Fi installation and pairing tools, as well as advanced remote management features, Motorola is offering an all-in-one approach to broadband home networking. For service assurance of the increasingly complex home network, Motorola’s field-proven NBBS remote device management software platform provides the MSO with intelligent management, auto-provisioning and remote management features to improve accuracy, efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Motorola’s NBBS platform is a scalable, carrier-grade software platform that enables cable operators to remotely access, configure, monitor and troubleshoot their full portfolio of consumer devices, home networks and services. The new family of Motorola SURFboard CPE will be showcased at Motorola’s booth #4116 at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Show, October 28 – 30, 2009, at the Denver, Colorado, Convention Center.



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