Motorola, S-A Boost Voice Modem Shipments

Motorola, S-A Boost Voice Modem Shipments

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

January 20, 2006

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Motorola, S-A Boost Voice Modem Shipments

Both Motorola and Scientific-Atlanta ended last year with strong cable modem sales, thanks largely to growing MSO demand for embedded multimedia terminal adapters (e-MTAs). In its second quarter earnings results announced earlier today, S-A reported that it sold a record 981,000 modems in the quarter, including 391,000 voice modems. Motorola, in its fourth-quarter earnings announced at the same time, said it shipped a record 500,000 e-MTAs during the three-month period. The Motorola earnings report didn't disclose how many total modems the company shipped. On the video side of the business, Motorola said it shipped 1.4 million digital set-top boxes in the fourth quarter, down from 1.6 million in Q3. S-A said it sold nearly 1.2 million digital set-tops in the quarter, up slightly from 1.1 million boxes in the previous quarter. S-A also shipped record numbers of HDTV set-tops (386,000 units) and DVR set-tops (556,000 units) in the fall quarter.

About the Author(s)

Alan Breznick

Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Alan Breznick is a business editor and research analyst who has tracked the cable, broadband and video markets like an over-bred bloodhound for more than 20 years.

As a senior analyst at Light Reading's research arm, Heavy Reading, for six years, Alan authored numerous reports, columns, white papers and case studies, moderated dozens of webinars, and organized and hosted more than 15 -- count 'em --regional conferences on cable, broadband and IPTV technology topics. And all this while maintaining a summer job as an ostrich wrangler.

Before that, he was the founding editor of Light Reading Cable, transforming a monthly newsletter into a daily website. Prior to joining Light Reading, Alan was a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence.

He is based in the Toronto area, though is New York born and bred. Just ask, and he will take you on a power-walking tour of Manhattan, pointing out the tourist hotspots and the places that make up his personal timeline: The bench where he smoked his first pipe; the alley where he won his first fist fight. That kind of thing.

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