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Motorola to Supply Verizon FTTP Networks

Photonics.com
Apr 2005
NEW YORK and SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 20 -- Verizon announced today it has awarded Motorola a five-year contract to supply equipment for its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks. Verizon said Motorola’s FTTP technology will help it deliver advanced services, including innovative broadband, video entertainment and quality voice services, to the homes and businesses served by its all-fiber network. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Verizon is now deploying FTTP in half the states it serves and has begun to sell its FiOS broadband services over fiber. Motorola becomes the second company to supply Verizon with FTTP electronics; it joins a group of suppliers of electronic and outside plant equipment for the project.

In a separate multiyear contract announced in October 2004, Verizon selected Motorola to help build the video network infrastructure portion of its FTTP service, providing head-end technology, digital set-tops and integration services. Under the contract announced today, Motorola will provide Verizon with advanced electronic equipment that will be installed in Verizon central offices, as well as at customer locations, as the company deploys FTTP. This equipment includes high-density, multiprotocol optical line terminals (Motorola AXS2200 OLT), intelligent optical network terminals (Motorola residential and business ONTs) and video-optimized optical amplifiers (Motorola EDFAs).

In 2004, Verizon began building its new all-fiber network, which uses hair-thin strands of fiber and optical electronics to replace traditional copper-wire connections and directly links homes and businesses to the Verizon network. Verizon’s FTTP network currently passes more than 1 million homes and businesses across 14 of the 29 states the company serves. Verizon plans to double its FTTP network deployment in 2005 and launch its first television services on its new FTTP network in the second half of the year.

For more information, visit: www.verizon.com



GLOSSARY
broadband
Indicating a capability to deal with a relatively wide spectral bandwidth.
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