Motorola Delivers Economic Downstream Capacity for Shaw Communications with TX32 Module and SURFboard® Cable Modems
Shaw chooses TX32 Decoupled Downstream Module along with Motorola's I-CMTS and cable modems to deliver personal media experiences through lightning-fast broadband speeds and new DOCSIS 3.0®-enabled services
Feb. 24, 2009
Horsham, Pa – February 24, 2009 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced a commitment from Shaw Communications Inc. to deploy a DOCSIS® 3.0-qualified cable modem termination system (CMTS) containing Motorola BSR 64000 TX32 Decoupled Downstream Modules, and DOCSIS 3.0-certified SURFboard® cable modems. This will enable the delivery of ultra-broadband services to residential and commercial customers, resulting in greater bandwidth capacity and lower downstream costs. With the TX32, Shaw may support continued Internet traffic growth via already-deployed DOCSIS 1.x and 2.0 technology while offering higher bandwidth tiers to subscribers via DOCSIS 3.0 channel-bonding technology.
With commercial availability and DOCSIS 3.0 bronze qualification in CableLabs® Certification Wave 58 achieved last May, the TX32 is proving to be a welcome solution for cable operators globally to introduce new tiers of broadband service while leveraging existing hardware investments. The TX32 downstream module slides directly into one of the 16-slots of the Motorola BSR 64000 chassis, ultimately offering a five-fold increase in bandwidth capacity while dramatically reducing the cost per downstream channel. By using an integrated CMTS (I-CMTS), Shaw can enjoy incremental revenue benefits brought by premium high-speed subscribers.
The TX32 module and SURFboard SB6120 cable modems give Shaw a cost-effective way to increase the bandwidth offered to existing customers while enabling the company to start marketing DOCSIS 3.0, channel-bonded services. Offering higher tiered broadband services also allows Shaw to maintain leadership in the residential broadband market and aggressively pursue new commercial services customers. Motorola’s TX32 module and SB6120 cable modems, combined with DOCSIS 3.0 channel-bonding, provide Shaw a simple and economical way of expanding network capacity while maintaining service continuity and maximizing existing infrastructure investments.
“Shaw is a long-standing Motorola customer, and we are pleased to help the company continue to broaden its service offerings while making the most of hardware investments that are already in place,” said Kevin Keefe, vice president of marketing, Access Network Solutions, Motorola Inc. “Motorola’s TX32 module and SURFboard cable modems are solutions that will easily scale with Shaw as it addresses increasing bandwidth demand and looks to evolve its network even further to provide more compelling, high-quality ultra-broadband services.”
As the highest-density, integrated downstream technology on the market, the Motorola TX32 supports 32 QAM channels in a single slot within the Motorola BSR 64000 CMTS/edge router. The solution enables cable operators to deliver significantly increased bandwidth for whole-home media services to new DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 cable modems, such as Motorola’s SURFboard SB6120 cable and SBV6220 digital voice modems, while preserving operator investment in legacy DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 1.x and 2.0 cable modems.
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