Motive Gets Homely

Motive unveils digital home management vision

April 21, 2005

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Motive, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTV) today unveiled a Digital Home management vision and product platform that will help simplify the delivery and adoption of next-generation broadband services such as IP-TV, Voice-over-IP and home networking. Motive now offers a single end-to-end management automation solution that gives broadband service providers visibility and control over the entire Digital Home - a collection of devices and services, which includes a broadband connection, a residential gateway, multiple Internet-capable devices (computers, TVs, telephones and game consoles), and a home network.

Separately, Motive also announced today a strategic agreement with Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) to jointly develop and market a key piece of the Motive solution: a product for the remote management of home networks and residential gateways.

The Digital Home offers consumers new options for entertainment, education, and work, and gives providers an opportunity to capture new service revenue. According to Juniper Research, worldwide consumer VoIP revenues will rise from $2.48 billion in 2004 to $16.36 billion in 2009, and advanced video services will increase from $500 million to $2.36 billion over the same period. Despite its promises, the technical complexity of the Digital Home threatens the ability of providers to deliver new services, and for individuals to consume them.

"Global broadband penetration has spurred a widespread transformation in the consumer market, bringing a new generation of integrated, connected devices and managed services that dramatically redefine the digital landscape," said Boyd Peterson, senior vice president at Yankee Group. "Providers competing in this new era must fundamentally change the way new services are operationalised, removing the manual deployment and support bottlenecks that typified early broadband rollouts and re-define what it means to meet or exceed customer service standards in support of new offerings."

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