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MSOs are moving fiber deeper into their networks. Part of Motorola’s Fiber Node portfolio, the new Motorola MOTr Modular Hub helps operators while reducing physical hub locations. It provides a versatile hub replacement solution, in full spectrum, or legacy broadcast/narrowcast implementations. It also reduces expensive, environmentally controlled brick-and-mortar locations with solutions that can span greater than 100km.
The MOTr Modular Hub is available globally and is a flexible solution which adapts to the needs of MSOs. It will be shown at the SCTE show this week – Booth #1268.
Telco Systems, a leading supplier of Carrier Ethernet solutions and has been selected by Motorola to deliver Motorola branded products for sale through Motorola’s MSO channels. The Carrier Ethernet portfolio consists of a number of powerful hub based aggregation switches/routers, customer premises based demarcation products.
Motorola’s Carrier Ethernet product line is certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), a global industry alliance. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide, so this certification provides an important validation to Motorola’s offerings. Read more in today’s press release here.
News from the Motorola Mobility’s 4Home and Verizon home monitoring announcement continues to garner great interest this week. Motorola’s Leon Hounshell, division general manager of managed home solutions, shares his perspective on Verizon’s blog about their new smart home service: Making the Smart Home Simple. Last Thursday, Fierce Telecom also highlighted the role of home monitoring within the IP ecosystem and the 4Home/Verizon announcement. Bookman points out that ABI Research estimates there are 572,000 subscribers currently using home automation services provided by telcos and cable companies, which the firm expects to increase to 12 million by 2016. “Smarter homes” are also featured in a PC World article about how our society is headed towards “A Smarter Everything,” as items from smartphones to washing machines can be connected.
Motorola’s mobile devices team made major headlines with week with the launch of the new DROID RAZR smartphone as featured CNBC article and video interview with CEO Sanjay Jha. And now it’s even easier to stream movies on your Motorola XOOM due to Netflix’s free Android application for Honeycomb tablets. According to a Nielsen study, half ofU.S. consumers watch online streaming video and spend more and more time doing it. How about you, when and where do you stream video? And what would you most like about having a smarter connected home?
1. Where does home monitoring fit in the telco ecosystem? (Oct. 20) – By Samantha Bookman, FierceTelecom
2. Is Your Car Tweeting? — What’s Next for Connected Devices (Oct. 16) – By Armando Rodriguez, PC World
3. Motorola Mobility Going Back to Future With Razr: CEO (Oct.18) – By Margo D. Beller, CNBC
4. Netflix adds Android app support for Honeycomb tablets (Oct. 19) – By Ryan Lawler, GigaOM
5. Half of Americans Watch Online Video: Nielsen (Oct. 20) – By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News
Yesterday was a busy day for our colleagues in Mobile Devices who unveiled in a NY press conference two new Motorola devices. Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility, took the stage and announced MOTOACTV- a lightweight, wearable fitness performance tracker and smart music player and the DROID RAZR–the world’s thinnest 4G LTE smartphone running on Verizon’s network. The DROID RAZR has some great specs… It measures 7.1 mm thin, made with KEVLAR fiber for strength and Corning Gorilla Glass for scratch resistance, powered by Android 2.3.5, Gingerbread, includes a 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video capture, 32 GB memory–16 GB on board and 16 GB microSD card pre-installed and much more. The new Motorola phone is equipped with MotoCast, a new app that lets you access content stored on your home or work computer securely. Users can stream or download their music, pictures and more from their PC to phone. Check out more information here on the announcements.
Last week, Motorola announced that South Korean operator LG U+ has selected and successfully deployed Motorola Mobility’s RX48 decoupled upstream module. Earlier this year, Motorola proved its state-of-the-art RX48 technology leadership by achieving a world record upstream speed of 356 Mbps in a live plant test executed with Cox Communications using the RX48 with its low noise, high dynamic range front technology, 256QAM, 85 Mhz mid-split and S-CDMA. Since then, Motorola has demonstrated upstream speeds of over 400 Mbps using the same configuration. More on the RX48 can be found here.