Motorola Connected Home unit posts higher sales
Motorola's Connected Home Solutions division notched Q3 sales of $710 million, up 28 percent year-over-year.
In the period, the company shipped 1.58 million digital set-tops, down from 1.95 million in the previous quarter. Of that figure, the majority (883,000) was comprised of lower-end "core" digital boxes such as the DCT-700 and DCT-2500.On the higher end, Motorola shipped 199,000 standalone HD boxes in Q3, versus 191,000 in Q2; and 503,000 HD/DVR set-tops, compared to 644,000.
Motorola said it had shipped 40.8 million digital set-tops by the end of Q3.
On the data and voice front, Motorola realized a quarter-to-quarter decrease in embedded multimedia terminal adapter (eMTA) shipments, but an increase in stand-alone data units. In Q3, the company shipped 250,000 eMTAs, down from 324,000 in the previous quarter. Motorola shipped 1,984,000 data modems in the quarter, up from 1,730,000.