Brazil Calls on Motorola

Brazil’s largest cable company will use networking equipment from Motorola
to introduce Voice over IP
services.

Net Servicos de Comunicacao will install 11 Motorola BSR 64000 CMTS/edge
routers as part of an infrastructure upgrade, the companies announced today
at the National Cable & Telecommunications trade show in San Francisco.

The cable operator will also offer two pieces of Motorola customer premise
equipment (CPE): the SBV5120 modem, which provides access to VoIP and
high-speed data from a single device; and the Motorola SBG900, which
integrates an 802.11g hotspot with a cable modem.

The improvements follow a period of growth for Net Servicos de
Comunicacao, which now has 1.4 million cable customers and 180,000
broadband subscribers in 44 cities.

High-speed Internet access is a prerequisite for VoIP and other advanced
services that can boost service providers’ average revenue per customer.

“Having next-generation infrastructure and CPE will allow us to offer a
multitude of services beyond broadband data,” Ciro Kawamura, the cable
company’s product and marketing director, said in a statement.

Financial terms of the agreement between the Sao Paulo cable company and
Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola were not disclosed. A
Motorola spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

In other Motorola news from the cable trade show, the company has inked a
partnership with VoIP specialist Net2Phone .

The pact makes Motorola’s VT1000 voice gateway the preferred choice for its
Net2Phone’s VoiceLine broadband telephony offering for cable operators.

The combined offering provides customers with a SIP-based VoIP
platform that supports improved security and quality of service, the companies
said.

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