SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 -- Cincinnati Bell Inc. has selected Motorola Inc. Home and Networks' GPON, edge modulation, encrypter, and encoding equipment for deployment in its fiber network. Cincinnati Bell's fiber network will enable the delivery of rich personalized media experiences and support multiple high-speed broadband service tiers and advanced video services including high-definition TV (HDTV), video-on-demand (VoD), and standard-definition television programming.
Cincinnati Bell serves subscribers across southern Ohio and northern Kentucky in single-family and multidwelling unit (MDU) environments. Already using Motorola set-tops, the service provider will expand its broadband and video services with the new high-capacity network based on Motorola GPON equipment and extend flexibility with the video headend offerings.
"In selecting a next-generation video network solution, we looked for a partner with extensive fiber experience including the proven ability to serve the MDU market," says Darrick Zucco, general manager, Fioptic Services of Cincinnati Bell. "With Motorola's extensive deployed base of GPON equipment in North America and their integrated 1-GHz RF video solution, we are confident that as we begin employing fiber into parts of our network, our subscribers will receive the highest-quality television and broadband services for many years to come."
"Cincinnati Bell's use of fiber in its network reflects a growing trend among operators to support bandwidth-intensive services that both generate new revenue and meet increasing consumer demand," adds Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager, access networks solutions, Motorola Home and Networks Mobility.
Cincinnati Bell's fiber network will run on the Motorola AXS2200 optical line terminal (OLT) and the 1-GHz-capable Motorola ONT1400 single-family optical network terminal (ONT) and Motorola ONT6000 designed to serve MDUs. The equipment inherently supports SCTE-55-1, or Motorola RF return path functionality, for integration with Motorola RF set-tops and headend equipment.
Motorola has exhibited its FTTP offerings during the 2009 FTTH Conference and Expo Sept. 27-Oct. 1 in Houston, TX.