Although this blog is often US-focused, I try to touch on Motorola activities in other regions when possible. Last week, Motorola execs spent time in Brazil for the annual ABTA conference on broadband and pay-TV services in the Latin American market. According to a recent In-Stat report, Latin America is one of the regions where digital set-top shipments are projected to climb over the next five years. That alone makes it an appealing market for Motorola, but the company is focused on technology far beyond set-tops in its ventures south of the border.
At ABTA, Motorola showcased the RX48 decoupled upstream module for cable modem termination systems, and the high-end SB6180 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem. Both products launched late last year, and are now being made available for the Latin American market. Motorola also highlighted 3D TV and multi-screen technologies with demos on the show floor, and Director of Engineering Roberto Munoz spoke on a panel about evolving cable networks to support new converged applications.
You can access press releases from the event on the Motorola media center. They are in Portuguese, but that’s what those handy website translator tools are for, right?