Motorola exits FTTN market

JULY 8, 2009 -- Motorola Inc. has divested its fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) product family to Communications Test Design Inc.

JULY 8, 2009 -- Motorola Inc. (search Lightwave for Motorola) has divested its fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) product family to Communications Test Design Inc. (CTDI), a full-service, global engineering, repair and logistics company, effective July 2. The two companies assert the transaction will enable them to focus on technologies that will grow their businesses and position their customers for success in the long-term.

Motorola's FTTN product line was first made available in 1998. The portfolio, which includes multiservice access platforms, was previously hosted within Motorola's Home & Networks Mobility business and is located in Lowell, MA.

"When acquiring new product platforms, CTDI carefully evaluates how these products complement our current portfolio of products and our global service strategies," states Brian Parsons, vice president of CTDI's Products Division. "I have no doubt the Motorola FTTN products align well with our global product and service strategies and that CTDI is well positioned to provide outstanding, on-going support and availability of the product to the carrier and MSO customers of this business." Beginning immediately, CTDI will provide all sales, manufacturing, repair, and technical support services for the FTTN platform.

"Motorola's business focus has shifted from legacy FTTN networks to new deployments of fiber-to-the-premises technology by Tier 1 telco customers around the world," said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager, Access Networks Solutions, Home and Networks Mobility. "This is an opportunity for Motorola's current FTTN customers to receive ongoing service and support and a growth path for FTTN and for Motorola to focus on next-generation FTTP technology."

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