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MetroCast Deploys Motorola's High-Density Decoupled Downstream Solution

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

Motorola announced that MetroCast (News - Alert) has deployed Motorola's BSR 64000 TX32 Decoupled Downstream Module to economically and professionally scale its Internet service across its broadband network.

This deployment will finally offer MetroCast customers access to higher-speed internet tiers which support rich streaming and potential on-demand services. This is made available through additional downstream capacity and channel bonded-enabled broadband connectivity.

The Motorola (News - Alert) TX32 Decoupled Downstream Module facilitates up to eight times existing peak rate and six times average throughput capacity to MetroCast's existing BSR 64000 chassis. By doing this, today, Motorola's new I-CMTS solution addresses two vital business needs for cable operators. They are higher speed service rates to attract new customers and greater capacity to alleviate network congestion and maintain customer satisfaction. 

Josh Barstow, the vice president of Advanced Services, MetroCast, said, "A straight-forward migration of our broadband infrastructure to support the advances in broadband services is a priority. The Motorola TX32 addresses the economics associated with network expansion by greatly reducing port costs and leveraging existing BSR 64000 and 2:8 modules found across our CMTS environment today. The result is our ability to provide customers with very high-speed Internet access supporting richer streaming and on-demand services while greatly reducing the complexity and cost of deployment."

Joe Cozzolino, the senior vice president of Mobile Devices and Home, Motorola, said, "MetroCast is the latest MSO to take advantage of our simple and economical migration path to an integrated DOCSIS 3.0 platform. Motorola's I-CMTS offers the industry's highest-density downstream capability that dramatically reduces the cost to deploy additional network bandwidth, which is important for operators wanting quicker time to market and the ability to leverage and protect existing assets."

The Motorola TX32 supports 32 QAM channels in a single slot within the Integrated Motorola BSR 64000 CMTS/Edge Router. The cable operators are offered with the solution to deliver extensively increased bandwidth to new DOCSIS 3.0 modems such as Motorola's next-generation SURFboard SB6120, SBV6220 and SBG6580 cable and digital voice modems and integrated gateways.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri