Motorola optical technology selected for Chinese broadband expansion

March 26, 2004 Beijing, China -- Motorola, Inc. has been selected to supply broadband infrastructure technology to three cable network operators in the People's Republic of China. By 2006, Motorola optical technology will power the expansion of broadband services -- including digital cable, digital radio, and high-speed Internet access -- to over 4 million residential and business customers throughout three cities in China.

March 26, 2004 Beijing, China -- Motorola, Inc. has been selected to supply broadband infrastructure technology to three cable network operators in the People's Republic of China. By 2006, Motorola optical technology will power the expansion of broadband services -- including digital cable, digital radio, and high-speed Internet access -- to over 4 million residential and business customers throughout three cities in China.

Motorola will provide optical systems to prepare these networks to support the introduction of digital cable, high-speed data, and interactive services in the future.

Motorola will supply all electronic equipment for the hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) networks, including the Motorola OmniStar GX2 optical head-end platform, fiber electronic transmitters and receivers, and optical nodes, to:


  • Changchun CATV, projected to pass over 2.7 million residential subscribers and 100,000 business customers in Changchun City by 2006
  • Kunming CATV, projected to pass over 800,000 residential subscribers in Kunming City by 2006
  • Qiqihar CATV, projected to pass over 400,000 residential subscribers in Qiqihar City by 2006.

"Motorola is proud to bring its global track record of working with operators to launch new broadband applications to help Changchun, Kunming, and Qiqihar CATV successfully expand their service offerings for consumers and businesses," said Drina Yue, vice president and managing director of Motorola Broadband - Asia Pacific. "With Motorola optical infrastructure technology providing a solid backbone for delivery, subscribers in three cities of China will have access to an outstanding bundle of broadband communication services at a competitive price."

The Motorola OmniStar GX2 supports advanced HFC networks and accepts 16 plug-and-play application modules in 4-RU chassis for a high-density platform. Motorola's new 1550-nm products are based on technology from the Synchronous acquisition. The platform can be monitored and controlled locally through a Web browser interface or through a network management system using Ethernet-based SNMP.

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