Motorola Unveils Full Portfolio of DOCSIS 3.0 CPE

Motorola Unveils Full Portfolio of DOCSIS 3.0 CPE

Portfolio showcases innovation and experience in Motorola’s broadband voice and data services that are making a difference for customers

Horsham, PA – Motorola, Inc. today took the wraps off its full line of DOCSIS 3.0-based customer premises equipment (CPE) designed to deliver high-capacity cable voice and data services. Coming on the heels of several pre-DOCSIS 3.0 commercial deployments, the product line of cable and digital voice modems is further evidence of Motorola’s commitment to proven bandwidth-expansion technologies in the cable industry.

New products for residential and commercial cable services – Motorola’s DOCSIS 3.0 SURFboard product line interoperates with Motorola’s DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS platform and other DOCSIS 3.0-qualified CMTS industry solutions.

Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 CPE portfolio:

  • Motorola SB6120 SURFboard Cable Modem – Provides operators with an economic option for user data throughput approximating 160 Mbps in DOCSIS mode and 195 Mbps in Euro-DOCSIS mode, without the need for a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) plant upgrade. It supports all DOCSIS 3.0 standards including channel bonding, both IPv4 and IPv6, and advanced encryption services.
  • Motorola SBV6120 SURFboard Digital Voice Modem – Builds on the SB6120 and offers up to two lines of full-featured digital voice service.
  • Motorola SBV6220 SURFboard Digital Voice Modem – Builds on the SBV6120 and offers Lithium-ion battery backup, which can provide backup power during a power outage.

    “Motorola has been a leader in DOCSIS from day one, and we’ve made a significant investment in time and money to deliver the best portfolio of DOCSIS 3.0 CPE possible,” said Alan Lefkof, corporate vice president, Motorola Broadband Solutions Group. “From enhancing code and design reviews, to adding extensive protection from cordless phone interference and power surges, we have paid attention to every detail in the launch of these products. Add to that Motorola’s expertise in media networking and service assurance, and cable operators can be confident that the CPE announced today will also lead the way toward new revenue-generating, whole-home services in the future.”

    “TI is proud to support Motorola and the MSO community to help drive the quick, industry-wide adoption of standards based DOCSIS 3.0,” said Dennis Rauschmayer, Texas Instruments Digital Connected Home General Manager. “We are confident that the selection of TI’s Puma 5, the first standards compliant DOCSIS 3.0 chip, will enable consumers to experience higher transfer speeds and next generation video and voice services.”

    The first to commercialize channel bonding, Motorola is now offering cable and digital voice modems that support all DOCSIS 3.0 features including channel bonding, IPv6, and advanced encryption services. The modems enable channel bonding of up to four downstream channels and four upstream channels, which allows an operator to offer their customers advanced multimedia services with data throughput approximating 160 Mbps in DOCSIS mode and 195 Mbps in Euro-DOCSIS mode–all without upgrading the HFC plant. Motorola’s SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 CPE portfolio also enables operators to:

  • Protect their installed base of high-speed data customers
  • Deliver new high-value / high-bandwidth, multimedia services
  • Deliver competitive, high-capacity commercial services to their business customers

    Motorola’s DOCSIS 3.0 SURFboard CPE can be self-installed through the product’s intuitive rear panel icon and color coding connection guide. Troubleshooting is simplified via the product’s easy-to-read, front-panel operational status LEDs. Operators can also optionally activate dual-colored LEDs for their customer to have visual verification of bonded channels and GigE link use.

    A key differentiator for Motorola’s DOCSIS 3.0 CPE line is that it is designed for Service Assurance – Quality of Service (QoS) at the edge of the network – compatible with Motorola’s NBBS Device Management Platform and with Motorola’s eCare web-enabled interactive support solution.

    Motorola’s proven DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS portfolio enables operators to:

  • Commercially deploy DOCSIS 3.0 downstream channel bonding today
  • Reduce cost per downstream channel by more than 60%
  • Simultaneously support DOCSIS 1.x, 2.0 and new DOCSIS 3.0 feature sets

    More information is available on Motorola’s newly launched DOCSIS 3.0 website which features bandwidth calculators to help understand and manage bandwidth requirements for both high-speed data service and video on demand: