ATCA/Standard Servers

Motorola Launches Centellis

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the Centellis™ 4000 series, a new generation of AdvancedTCA®-based communications servers. With a 10Gbps internal Ethernet switching fabric and high performance payload blades, the Centellis 4000 series is designed to address the high bandwidth and packet processing requirements of data plane elements in applications such as 4G wireless, WiMAX and IPTV networks.

By extending the range of applications that communications servers can address, Motorola’s Centellis 4000 series helps enable network equipment providers (NEPs) to accelerate service providers’ migration to a standards-based carrier-grade common platform for their product portfolio. Motorola now offers one of the broadest embedded communications computing product ranges in the industry, extending from individual blades and modules through fully integrated and validated MicroTCA and ATCA communications servers.

Simon Stanley, analyst at large at Heavy Reading and principal consultant for Earlswood Marketing, said “2007 will see strong revenue growth for ATCA-based systems and there is some consensus for a forecast for ATCA of around $6 to $8 billion by 2009. As communications servers supporting 10GigE fabric interfaces become available in volume, the development focus for ATCA-based systems will move away from IMS to higher-bandwidth applications and across most product families in leading NEPs. Application-ready platforms are a key part of the ATCA ecosystem and NEPs are working closely with leading systems integrators such as Motorola to develop customized ATCA platforms.”

“The Centellis 4000 series opens up new opportunities for NEPs, who will be able to run applications that require high bandwidth and packet processing requirements,” said Jorge Magalhaes, director of marketing, Embedded Communications Computing, Motorola. “As a result, service providers will be able to offer even more applications to their own customers. So it’s a win-win for everyone.”

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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