Comcast Picks Motorola VOIP

Comcast Cable selects Motorola for Voice over Internet Protocol trial and market deployment in Detroit

April 18, 2002

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HORSHAM, Pa. and PHILADELPHIA -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) Broadband Communications Sector and Comcast Cable Communications Inc., the cable division of Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSK, CMCSA), announced today that they have entered into an agreement in which Motorola will provide VoIP customer premise equipment products for Comcast's previously announced Switched Voice over IP trial in Detroit, Michigan. According to the deal, Motorola will provide its SURFboard(R) SB3500 embedded Multimedia Terminal Adaptors (eMTA) to support the ongoing trial and initial 2002 market deployment objectives that may result from the trial. Motorola's SB3500 eMTA functions as a communications gateway to enable broadband network operators to offer bundled services to their customers. The SB3500 provides toll-quality voice services as well as industry-standard high- speed data connectivity. The SB3500 supports all standard voice service features that customers expect, such as caller-ID, call-waiting, and call- forwarding, helping operators provide an easy transition from traditional telephone service. In addition, the combination of voice and data over one network opens the possibility for new converged services such as unified messaging and video telephony. Once installed in the home, the SB3500 acts as an interface into which consumers can connect their PCs, standard analog telephones, fax machines, or other existing telephony appliances. Based on industry standards such as PacketCable and DOCSIS 1.1, Motorola's proven VoIP customer premise products provide a high degree of interoperability with multiple vendors' VoIP cable telephony products and solutions. "With its advanced ability to support voice and data services throughout the home, our SB3500 eMTA is the ideal communications gateway for Comcast's VoIP trials," said Bruce Swail, vice president and general manager of Motorola Broadband's telephony business. "We value our continuing relationship with Comcast, and we'll make every effort to ensure Comcast's success as they work to expand their services." Motorola Inc. Comcast Corp.

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