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Hotwire picks Motorola for FTTH

Mon, 09/22/2008 - 8:15am
Mike Robuck

Hotwire Communications is using Motorola’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) platform to deliver advanced video and broadband services to its residential and business customers.

Hotwire, which specializes in multi-family communities, will use Motorola’s MPEG-4 HD encoder and IP set-top boxes to deliver its video services. Hotwire will deploy Motorola's SE5100 series MPEG-4 HD encoders, as well as Motorola's VIP1200 and VIP1216 set-top boxes.

Motorola's MPEG-4 encoders feature compression technology to maximize the use of network fiber and in-home wiring assets. Motorola’s IP set-tops also provide advanced decoding technology and an integrated digital video recorder (DVR), as well as HPNA technology to minimize the expense of re-wiring each dwelling for high-speed data networking capability.

The new FTTH deployments using gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) technology will enable Hotwire to significantly expand its service tiers with more HD and video-on-demand (VOD) content, as well as with Internet speeds ranging up to 100 Mbps.

Hotwire will also deploy the Motorola AXS2200 optical line terminal (OLT) and Motorola ONT1400GT optical network terminal throughout its customer footprint.

Today’s Motorola announcement came from the FTTH Conference and Expo.

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