Motorola secures agreement to supply optical transmission products to China

Jan. 16, 2001
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) Broadband Communications Sector announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement to supply Hangzhou Broadcasting and CATV Network Center (HBCNC), with the Motorola OmniStar Optical Transport Platform and STARLINE optical nodes.

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) Broadband Communications Sector announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement to supply Hangzhou Broadcasting and CATV Network Center (HBCNC), with the Motorola OmniStar Optical Transport Platform and STARLINE optical nodes. This agreement will enable HBCNC to offer advanced video, voice, high-speed Internet access and other data services over a two-way, integrated Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) network.

HBCNC, a participant in China's pilot program aimed at building a national information infrastructure, currently provides cable services to over 450,000 subscribers. HBCNC's investment in Motorola's optical transmission products will provide a reliable platform for the delivery of enhanced revenue by generating voice, video, and data services.

Motorola's OmniStar optical transmitters are part of Motorola's line of Distributed Feed Back (DFB) laser modules. The scalability of Motorola's OmniStar platform enables users to design an optimal solution for an application based on different variables such as loss budget, performance criteria, splitting ratio considerations, and cost-effectiveness. The platform features integrated Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) hybrid technology, allowing for a low RF input level and improved distortion performance. It also contains separate broadcast and narrowcast RF inputs, exhibiting high port-to-port isolation. In addition, no user adjustments of RF or laser drive levels are required by the operator to ensure that the guaranteed link performance is automatically achieved upon power-up. When modulated signals are applied, the microprocessor adjusts the RF drive level into the laser to match the CW/Video drive levels, providing operators with a reliable and accurate way to proof links.

Motorola SG2000 telecommunications optical nodes are part of Motorola's STARLINE family of optical nodes and are designed to support evolving technologies and services, such as digital compression, PCS and alternate access. The SG2000 meets the latest demands of single and two-way broadband network applications, including broadcast video, telephony, and data.

Motorola's STARLINE 2000 platform is supported by a complete family of transmission network products, including optical nodes, indoor and outdoor amplifiers and a range of system taps and passives. The platform supports 870MHz and 1GHz bandwidth and incorporates either traditional power doubling or Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) hybrid technology for improved distortion performance and increased output levels.

About Hangzhou Broadcasting and CATV Network Center:

Hangzhou Broadcasting and CATV Network Center was established in September 1999, and is engaged in the construction of China's broadcasting and cable network under the auspices of the Hangzhou Broadcasting and TV Bureau. Since its establishment, HBCNC has participated in the full-range transformation of Hangzhou's Broadcasting and CATV Network, based on the overall plan for upgrading Hangzhou's broadcasting and cable network in the urban areas of Hangzhou.

About Motorola Broadband Communications Sector:

Motorola's Broadband Communications Sector was created when General Instrument Corporation (GI) merged with Motorola, Inc. in January 2000. Motorola's Broadband Communications Sector focuses on broadband solutions that deliver interactive television, Internet, and telephone services over both wired and wireless networks.