Motorola has sold its fiber-to-the-node product line to Communications Test Design Inc. (CTDI).

The sale of the FTTN product group was effective July 2. The two companies said the transaction would “enable both companies to focus on technologies that will grow their businesses and position their customers for success in the long-term.”

“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 of access networks solutions, Motorola 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.”

Motorola launched its FTTN product line in 1998 when it was one of the first widely deployed video-over-DSL offerings in the North American telco market, which was a predecessor to the current IPTV offerings by telcos.

West Chester, Pa.-based CTDI said the FTTN product group aligns with its current product portfolio and global service strategies. CTDI has already started providing all sales, manufacturing, repair and technical support for the FTTN platform.

Financial terms of the sale weren’t available.

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