Motorola announces strategic partnership to market Movaz Networks' DWDM products

14 October 2003 Las Vegas Lightwave--Motorola Broadband Communications Sector has announced a strategic relationship with Movaz Networks to provide DWDM transport and optical service delivery solutions for telecom and broadband cable network operators.

Oct 14th, 2003

14 October 2003 Las Vegas Lightwave--Motorola Broadband Communications Sector has announced a strategic relationship with Movaz Networks to provide DWDM transport and optical service delivery solutions for telecom and broadband cable network operators. Under the terms of the agreement, Motorola will market Movaz's RAY product suite as the Motorola Multi-service Wavelength Transport (MWT) family of products to Motorola's customers worldwide. The two companies made the announcement here at the USTA Telecom '03 conference and exhibition.

The Motorola MWT platform consists of a multitude of high density optical add/drop multiplexer (OADM) configurations that can scale from a single wavelength to 40 wavelengths of unrestricted 2.5-Gbit/sec and 10-Gbit/sec services as well as a family of optical amplifiers that can support long-reach all-optical transport.

The MWT product portfolio is unique to the industry as it integrates the following functions:

• Cost-effective and scalable access, metro, and regional DWDM optical transport to provide high-bandwidth services for linear, star and ring topologies,

• Intelligent wavelength management software for end-to-end connections management, efficient resource management, expedited provisioning and simplified network operations, and

• Distributed wavelength crossconnect functionality built into optical network elements.

With the combined transport and switching architecture, wavelengths can be reconfigured dynamically to meet service demands. Further facilitated by embedded generalized MPLS intelligence, resources are "auto-discovered," signaling and control required for end-to-end provisioning are seamlessly executed, and protection is made more robust through system-wide path computation analysis. Motorola and Movaz also plan to collaborate on joint development activities to further expand the MWT portfolio.

Integrated within Motorola's multiservice transport portfolio including the Multiservice Broadband Transport (MBT) platform, the MWT enables telecom and cable operators to converge today's metro network to an advanced optical network that supports the integrated transport and delivery of services such as voice telephony, high-speed Internet/data access, and video on demand (VOD). The MBT platform complements the MVT by unifying intelligent optical transport with multiservice aggregation and switching to support the economical and efficient provisioning of a wide array of high-bandwidth services.

"We've been impressed with the market position that Movaz has established with both telecom and broadband cable operators, and, after a thorough evaluation, decided that the RAY product line would be the best fit for meeting the metro and regional DWDM requirements of our customers," said Charles Dougherty, vice president and general manager of Motorola's network infrastructure solutions business. "This platform enables operators to efficiently utilize their network capacity for the integrated transport of multiple services and scale their system to meet growing bandwidth demands. Motorola is extremely pleased to enter into this strategic relationship."

"Movaz has built an optical product portfolio that meets both the most stringent carrier-class requirements, and the aggressive cost points needed for cable applications," said Bijan Khosravi, chairman and chief executive officer, Movaz Networks. "The unique combination of these two qualities along with the inherent product architecture for seamless convergence of IP, voice, and video service transport, has enabled Movaz to establish a solid footprint of nearly a thousand nodes globally. This strategic relationship between Movaz and Motorola builds not only on the product and technology strengths of Movaz, but also on Motorola's customer reach and channel development expertise, to jointly provide a truly, industry leading solution for next-generation optical transport."

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