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Motorola Reorganizes Internet Group

Motorola said Wednesday that it was reorganizing its Internet technology arm into three strategic parts to focus on individual markets.

The Motorola Broadband Communications Sector, which offers digital video, voice and high-speed data software for broadband operators, will now consist of IP communications gateways, IP systems, and transmission network systems units.

The IP Communications Gateway business will let broadband operators provide such applications as wireless home networking and streaming audio to consumers.

Specifically, it makes home devices and platforms based on Motorola's DOCSIS cable modems, including the Motorola SURFboard SBG1000 platform, which features a high-speed cable modem router with 5-port Ethernet switch, wireless connectivity, home phone network adapter, print server, firewall, and VPN pass-through functionality.

The Motorola simplefi platform enables operators to begin delivering preference-based content and information, as well as music downloads. This group will be led by Corporate Vice President and General Manager John Burke.

The second group, Motorola's IP Systems Business, provides new infrastructure technology and service management products. Led by Bruce Swail, vice president and general manager, this business is dedicated to supporting broadband video, voice, and data applications.

Its products combine high-availability, integrated routing, and per-flow Quality of Service (QoS) for operators who want to support advanced services such as multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs), VPNs, and tiered data services.

Lastly, Motorola's Transmission Network Systems Business, led by Vice President and General Manager Charles Dougherty, specializes in optical networking capabilities and telecommunications, with products such as metro transport and optical receivers.

This division will highlight the concern's OmniStar platform and line of 1550 nm products gained from the Synchronous acquisition. Motorola has also teamed with Turin Networks to offer the Multiservice Broadband Transport 5000 (MBT-5000) metro optical transport and service delivery platform, through which network operators may offer Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet services, as well as traditional voice and private line services, over the same metro area network infrastructure.