Moto Buys RF Tech

Motorola acquires next-generation cable network technology assets from Broadband Innovations

January 10, 2006

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT - News) today announced it has acquired next-generation cable network technology assets from Broadband Innovations, Inc., (BI) a privately-held San Diego-based developer of radio frequency (RF) and digital technologies. This acquisition strengthens Motorola's modular cable modem termination system (M-CMTS) and channel bonding solutions with patented innovations in signal transmission performance, size, and power consumption.

The announcement was made at the Society of Cable Telephony Engineers (SCTE) Conference on Emerging Technologies, held January 10-12 in Tampa, Fla.

Modular CMTS is an initiative currently being developed by CableLabs® to provide the different functions of a CMTS through separate hardware and software elements. As service providers migrate their multiple networks to a single, IP-based network, the M-CMTS platform will scale services more efficiently by sharing the workload among several components.

Advanced services such as high-speed data, channel bonding, commercial services, and video-over-IP will require each M-CMTS component to process more signals at once. Motorola's acquisition adds key RF technology innovations to the company's extensive next-generation network architecture portfolio, including greater RF channel density, greater channel throughput, more effective channel management, and a highly fault-tolerant RF matrix switch -- all in support of substantial downstream bandwidth.

"Motorola's newly acquired innovations, combined with our already strong portfolio of next-generation network solutions, will help enable cable service providers to efficiently deliver highly-compelling entertainment and communications applications to the connected homes of their customers," said Charles Dougherty, Motorola corporate vice president and general manager, Connected Home Solutions. "We are pleased to add exceptional engineering talent and highly innovative intellectual property to our Connected Home team."

Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)

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