Motorola teams with Turin Networks for metro optical transport

May 7, 2002--Motorola, Inc. Broadband Communications Sector has announced a strategic relationship with Turin Networks to provide a new metro optical transport and service delivery solution for broadband network operators.

May 7th, 2002

May 7, 2002--Motorola, Inc. Broadband Communications Sector (www.motorola.com/broadband) has announced a strategic relationship with Turin Networks (www.turinnetworks.com) to provide a new metro optical transport and service delivery solution for broadband network operators.

Under the terms of the agreement, Motorola will market Turin's Traverse Multiservice Transport Platform as the Motorola Multiservice Broadband Transport 5000 (MBT-5000) to Motorola's broadband network operator customers. The MBT-5000 platform is a data-optimized, multiservice optical transport system that offers service flexibility and high port density, and provides carrier-class reliability and quality of service, according to the two companies.

In addition, Motorola and Turin plan to collaborate on future marketing and development activities

"The Motorola/Turin metro optical transport solution is an ideal technology offering for our customer base of broadband network operators," said Charles Dougherty, vice president and general manager of Motorola's transmission network systems business. "This platform minimizes the initial capital investment needed for operators to efficiently utilize their network capacity for advanced data services. Then, as capacity requirements increase, they can scale their system accordingly. Motorola is extremely pleased to enter into this strategic relationship."

"Partnering with Motorola Broadband opens up an entirely new market for our multiservice optical transport platform," said John Webley, president and chief executive officer of Turin Networks. "Previously, Turin marketed this platform solely to telecommunications carriers needing an affordable means to evolve and expand their voice networks to offer high bandwidth data services. Now, through this strategic partnership with the world's leading supplier of broadband technology, Turin's metro transport solutions are also available to broadband network operators worldwide."

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