New Carrier Ethernet Product Line from Motorola Mobility Allows Deployment of Cost-Effective Commercial Services
Nov. 14, 2011
HORSHAM, Pa. – Nov. 14, 2011 –Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) is pleased to announce a new, expanded product line of Carrier Ethernet solutions. With this product line, Motorola is able to provide a complete and versatile product portfolio to satisfy the diverse business services and mobile backhaul needs of the MSO market. These Carrier Ethernet products will help MSO service providers deploy cost-effective commercial services and mobile backhaul applications.
Motorola’s new Carrier Ethernet portfolio consists of a number of powerful hub based aggregation switches/routers, customer premises based demarcation products, a leading edge Ethernet Service Management platform, and an innovative 10 Gbps Carrier Ethernet switch designed for deployment in the Fiber Node. Motorola is bringing portions of this product line to the MSO market through an agreement with Telco Systems, a BATM company. Telco Systems is 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. Offering a full portfolio of established, proven Carrier Ethernet products as part of an integrated, multiple-solution offering, all from one company, brings unique value to the market. This “one-stop shopping” for key infrastructure needs offers service providers high-quality Carrier Ethernet products at competitive price points, enabling MSO service providers to continue to expand their share of the lucrative Ethernet business services market.
Motorola’s Carrier Ethernet product line is certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), a global industry alliance comprising more than 150 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable multiple system operators (MSO), network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. 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.
“Motorola is excited to offer this unique, robust product line of Carrier Ethernet solutions,” said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager, Network Infrastructure, Motorola Mobility. “The combination of Motorola and Telco Systems provides complete solutions for commercial services that enable cable operators to uniquely leverage their HFC fiber infrastructure while minimizing the number of fibers required to provide commercial services. Cable service providers are looking for new and innovative ways to expand their business services offerings including serving the exploding bandwidth requirements in the mobile backhaul market. Our customers can quickly deploy our offerings to help meet these needs in a cost-effective manner.”
Specifically, Motorola’s wide array of Carrier Ethernet products will allow customers to extend end-to-end Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) to the edge of their network, increasing scalability and facilitating a true multi-service network. MSO Service provider customers can also utilize the existing hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) infrastructure as appropriate to conserve fiber and scale commercial services from the optical node. For mobile backhaul applications, Motorola’s solution supports expansion slots for circuit emulation service (CES), hardware-based Operations Administration, and Maintenance (OAM), SyncE and 1588v2 clock distribution inter-working as well as an array of network resiliency protocols. Additionally, the solution provides the end-to-end service and service-level agreement (SLA) monitoring, provisioning, maintenance and network analysis capabilities that are critical in the business services market.
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