Motorola Inc. has several deals and coups in the hopper.
It entered a marketing agreement with Next Level Communications Inc., where Motorola's global sales division will help sell Next Level's integrated multimedia broadband access systems to international telecom customers, Motorola reports. The agreement is intended to help Next Level's Nlevel3 Unified Access Platform gain worldwide momentum.
The company also has a supply agreement with Broadband Innovations Inc., where Motorola's Broadband Communications Sector will use BI's Model 3210A upconverter modules in its MPS digital transmission product in its cableTV headends and in HFC hubs.
Motorola says the gear takes up less rack space and lower power. The 3210 is designed for digital video, voice and data services; and supports both MPEG transport and DOCSIS environments.
Finally, Motorola's Broadband Communications Sector and Interactive Enterprise Ltd. were jointly selected by Belgium's Electrabel to supply a combined high-speed broadband Internet access solution.
Motorola will contribute its CAS 2000 CMTS and SURFboard SB4100E Euro-DOCSIS cable modem, and Interactive will supply its CONEXON Broadband Operating System. The BOS is designed to enable consumers to choose from multiple ISPs.
Electrabel will deploy the system to 250,000 subscribers in Belgium's Wallonia region, Motorola reports.