Virgin Media Selects Motorola’s Ultra-Broadband Solution to Accelerate Delivery of Personalized Media Experiences

May 26, 2009

Motorola’s DOCSIS(R) 3.0 I-CMTS solution enables Virgin Media to deliver ultra fast broadband services

COLOGNE, Germany, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — ANGA Cable 2009 — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Virgin Media has deployed the Motorola CMTS solution to enable the delivery of rich personalized media experiences to customers in the UK. Currently delivering broadband speeds of up to 50 megabits per second, and capable of speeds up to 200 megabits per second, Virgin Media is the first service provider to deliver ultra fast broadband speeds in the UK.

Virgin Media selected the Motorola BSR 64000 Integrated-CMTS (I-CMTS) solution with TX32 decoupled downstream modules to support market-leading broadband speeds and take advantage of next-generation cable broadband standards such as DOCSIS 3.0(R) and channel bonding.

As the first company in the world to deploy channel bonding, Motorola has a scalable I-CMTS platform that creates opportunities for cable operators, such as Virgin Media, to increase bandwidth, enhance security, and evolve triple play voice and ultra-broadband data and video services.

“We are delighted to be selected by Virgin Media as it rolls out DOCSIS 3.0 based services, and we look forward to working closely as we head towards the reality of the 200Mb home,” said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility EMEA & Asia Pacific. “Cable operators worldwide are taking steps to optimize bandwidth availability in support of ultra-broadband services and are turning to Motorola because of the deep experience in delivering proven DOCSIS 3.0 solutions into the industry.”

Motorola is a leading provider of cable broadband technology with a proven track record and extensive experience in implementing advanced networks worldwide. The company recently announced worldwide shipments of more than 1,000 TX32 decoupled downstream modules. The Motorola TX32 decoupled downstream module can help to decrease operators’ cost per downstream channel up to 60 percent. The Motorola CMTS solution is CableLabs(R) bronze-qualified and supports next generation DOCSIS(R) and EuroDOCSIS(R) 3.0 and channel bonding standards. In addition, the solution provides simultaneous support for DOCSIS 1.x, 2.0 and new DOCSIS 3.0 feature sets, which help enable service providers to protect previous investments.

To learn more about Motorola’s Service-Assured DOCSIS 3.0 Solutions, please visit Motorola’s award-winning Ultra-Broadband Solutions micro-site.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

About Virgin Media

With almost 10 million customers, Virgin Media is the UK’s first quad-play provider of TV, broadband, phone and mobile.

Virgin Media is the largest residential broadband provider in the country, delivering next-generation internet access with ultrafast speeds of up to 50Mb using its unique fibre-optic cable network.

Virgin Media has the UK’s most advanced TV on demand service and is the only TV platform to carry BBC iPlayer. Virgin Media was the first to launch a high definition TV service and offers a high-specification, HD-ready V+ personal video recorder.

Virgin Media is the second-largest provider of pay TV and home phone in the UK and the largest virtual mobile network operator.

Virgin Media also owns two content businesses – Virgin Media Television (VMTV) and sit-up. VMTV owns eight entertainment channels, including Virgin1, Living, Bravo and Challenge- and is a 50 per cent joint partner with BBC Worldwide in UKTV which consists of ten channels including Dave, G.O.L.D., Watch and Alibi. sit-up runs retail TV channels bid tv, price-drop tv and speed auction tv.

For more information, go to www.virginmedia.com

    Media Contact:
    Gemma Priscott
    Motorola Home & Networks Mobility
    +44 (0) 7970 882994

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