The FINANCIAL — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) on March 29 announced a win for its SG4000 optical node platform with Massillon Cable.
Massillon will deploy Motorola's 1 GHz SG4000 nodes along with the Motorola GX2 optical headend platform to reduce the size of subscriber serving areas and drive fiber deeper into the network. The resulting extended capacity will provide greater opportunity to introduce advanced services, including more high-definition television (HDTV), video on demand and faster Internet speeds to give consumers a more personal media experience.
"The flexible nature of Motorola's solutions means we can continue to upgrade our network while maintaining our competitive edge and keeping our subscribers happy with new broadband and television services," said David Hoffer, Chief Operating Officer, Massillon Cable. "As HDTV, on-demand and broadband service rates increase, Motorola's fiber-deep solution combines new optical and virtual node capabilities that allow us to responsibly evolve to meet that demand."
The Motorola SG4000 is a top-of-the-line, optical node platform that can be configured as an optical hub, segmentable node or a combination of both by adding or removing optical and RF modules. This flexible, modular approach allows Massillon to transition to fiber deeper in its network as additional capacity is needed. Massillon can protect the investment it has already made in infrastructure components, while laying the groundwork for higher-bandwidth services in the future.
"The multi-network capability of the SG4000 makes it an ideal solution for operators facing network transitions," said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices and Home business. "It's part of a broader portfolio of products designed for the migration of existing HFC networks to fiber-deep architectures and future fiber-to-the-home architectures. We're pleased that Massillon Cable has selected our platform for its network development plans and look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with Massillon in the future."
The Motorola SG4000 includes provisions for up to nine optics modules in the lid, allowing it to scale from a basic node to a fully segmented 4×4 optical distribution hub. The modular design of the SG4000 enables multiple applications, such as HFC, RFOG, and Ethernet switching, to be supported within the same housing. Motorola also offers a complementary DOCSIS(R)-based monitor transponder solution for cable operators looking to monitor and control optical nodes using their existing DOCSIS infrastructure.