Moto Divests FTTN Portfolio

Motorola continues to focus on next-generation FTTP for customers

July 8, 2009

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Communications Test Design, Inc. (CTDI), a full-service, global engineering, repair and logistics company, announced today that Motorola has divested its proven Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN) product family to CTDI, effective 2 July 2009. The transaction will enable both companies to focus on technologies that will grow their businesses and position their customers for success in the long-term.

Motorola’s FTTN product line was first made available in 1998. As a pioneering ‘triple-play’ solution, the Multi-Service Access Platform (MSAP) platform is credited with being the first widely deployed video-over-DSL solution in the North American Telco TV market – the forerunner to the current IPTV. This portfolio was previously hosted within Motorola’s Home & Networks Mobility business and is located inLowell, Mass.,

“When acquiring new product platforms, CTDI carefully evaluates how these products compliment our current portfolio of products and our global service strategies,” states Brian Parsons, Vice President of CTDI’s Products Division. “I have no doubt the Motorola FTTN products align well with our global product and service strategies and that CTDI is well positioned to provide outstanding, on-going support and availability of the product to the Carrier and MSO customers of this business.” Beginning immediately, CTDI will provide all sales, manufacturing, repair, and technical support services for the FTTN platform.

“Motorola’s business focus has shifted from legacy FTTN networks to new deployments of Fiber-to-the-Premises technology by Tier 1 Telco customers around the world,” said Joe Cozzolino, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Access Networks Solutions, Home and Networks Mobility. “This is an opportunity for Motorola’s current FTTN customers to receive ongoing service and support and a growth path for FTTN and for Motorola to focus on next-generation FTTP technology.”

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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