Monday, July 6, 2009

Motorola Sells FTTN Portfolio, Focuses on FTTP

Motorola has sold its Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN) product family to Communications Test Design, Inc. (CTDI), a full-service, global engineering, repair and logistics company, for an undisclosed sum.

Motorola's FTTN product line was first made available in 1998. As a pioneering ‘triple-play' solution, the Multi-Service Access Platform (MSAP) platform is credited with being the first widely deployed video-over-DSL solution in the North American Telco TV market. This portfolio was previously hosted within Motorola's Home & Networks Mobility business and is located in Lowell, Mass.

"Motorola's business focus has shifted from legacy FTTN networks to new deployments of Fiber-to-the-Premises technology by Tier 1 Telco customers around the world," said Joe Cozzolino, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Access Networks Solutions, Home and Networks Mobility. "This is an opportunity for Motorola's current FTTN customers to receive ongoing service and support and a growth path for FTTN and for Motorola to focus on next-generation FTTP technology."

CTDI, which is headquartered in West Chester, PA., offers maintenance and product services including Wireline Repair & Logistics, Wireless Repair & Logistics, Engineering and Installation services, Global Supply Chain solutions and Product Engineering and Manufacturing.