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Cincinnati Bell Selects Motorola’s FTTH and Video Delivery Solutions to Provide Advanced Television and Broadband Experiences to Consumers

Cincinnati Bell Selects Motorola’s FTTH and Video Delivery Solutions to Provide Advanced Television and Broadband Experiences to Consumers


Motorola’s field-proven GPON and RF video solutions to provide highest quality video and broadband services to Cincinnati Bell subscribers


HORSHAM, Pa – September 22, 2009 –Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) Home and Networks Mobility business today announced that Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) has selected Motorola’s gigabit passive optical network (GPON), edge modulation, encryptor and encoding solutions for deployment in its fiber network. Cincinnati Bell’s fiber network will enable the delivery of rich personalized media experiences and support multiple high-speed broadband service tiers and advanced video services including the highest quality high-definition TV (HDTV), video-on-demand (VOD) and standard definition television programming available to consumers today.


Cincinnati Bell serves subscribers across southern Ohio and northern Kentucky in single-family and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) environments. Already using Motorola set-tops, the service provider will expand its broadband and video services with the new high-capacity network based on Motorola GPON equipment and extend flexibility with the best-in-class video headend solutions. Cincinnati Bell joins a growing list of worldwide customers, large and small, deploying Motorola’s GPON and RF video solutions.


“In selecting a next generation video network solution, we looked for a partner with extensive fiber experience including the proven ability to serve the MDU market,” said Darrick Zucco, general manager, Fioptic Services of Cincinnati Bell. “With Motorola’s extensive deployed base of GPON equipment in North America and their integrated 1GHz RF video solution, we are confident that as we begin employing fiber into parts of our network, our subscribers will receive the highest quality television and broadband services for many years to come.”


“Cincinnati Bell’s use of fiber in its network reflects a growing trend among operators to support bandwidth-intensive services that both generate new revenue and meet increasing consumer demand,” said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager, Access Networks Solutions, Motorola Home and Networks Mobility. “We are excited to work with Cincinnati Bell on this GPON deployment bringing the most competitive, triple-play broadband services to subscribers in the region.”


Cincinnati Bell’s fiber network will run on the proven Motorola AXS2200 optical line terminal (OLT) and the 1 GHz capable Motorola ONT1400 single-family optical network terminal (ONT) and Motorola ONT6000 designed to serve multiple-dwelling units. These Motorola solutions inherently support SCTE-55-1, or Motorola RF return path functionality, for easy integration with Motorola RF set-tops and headend equipment.


Motorola will have demonstrations of its leading FTTP solutions during the FTTH Conference and Expo September 27-October 1, 2009 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas.


For product data sheets, and more information on Motorola’s FTTH and video delivery solutions, please visit the Motorola site with links to multiple online resources.


About Cincinnati Bell Inc.

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions-including local, long distance, data, Internet, wireless, home security, and entertainment services-that help keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world.


In addition, businesses ranging in size from start-up companies to large enterprises turn to Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office communications systems as well as complex information technology solutions including data center and managed services.


Cincinnati Bell conducts its operations through three business segments: Wireline, Wireless, and Technology Solutions. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com.


About Motorola


Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.


MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.


LINK to press release: http://mediacenter.motorola.com/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=11861&NewsAreaID=2

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