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Motorola acquires Broadband Innovations

Posted: 12 Jan 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Motorola Inc. announced it has acquired cable network technology assets from Broadband Innovations Inc., a privately-held San Diego-based developer of RF and digital technologies. According to the press release, this acquisition aims to strengthen Motorola's modular cable modem termination system (M-CMTS) and channel bonding solutions.

Modular CMTS is an initiative currently being developed by CableLabs to provide the different functions of a CMTS through separate hardware and software elements. As service providers migrate their multiple networks to a single, IP-based network, M-CMTS platform promises to scale services more efficiently by sharing the workload among several components.

Advanced services such as high-speed data, channel bonding, commercial services and video-over-IP will require each M-CMTS component to process more signals at once. Motorola's acquisition adds key RF technology innovations to the company's next-generation network architecture portfolio, including greater RF channel density, greater channel throughput, more effective channel management, and a highly fault-tolerant RF matrix switchall in support of substantial downstream bandwidth.

"Motorola's newly acquired innovations, combined with our already strong portfolio of next-generation network solutions, will help enable cable service providers to efficiently deliver highly-compelling entertainment and communications applications to the connected homes of their customers," said Charles Dougherty, Motorola corporate vice president and GM, Connected Home Solutions. "We are pleased to add exceptional engineering talent and highly innovative intellectual property to our Connected Home team."

Many of Broadband Innovations' employees will join the Motorola Connected Home Solutions business, and will continue to be based in San Diego, California.

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