Charter Selects Motorola BSR 64000 CMTS/Router for Deployment of Voice Over IP Services
ST. LOUIS and HORSHAM, Pa., Jan 14, 2004 -- Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) Broadband Communications Sector, today announced Charter's selection of the Motorola Broadband Services Router (BSR) 64000 as a critical component in Charter's deployment of advanced IP services. The Motorola platform, already deployed by a number of other North American cable operators, will initially be leveraged to roll out voice over IP (VoIP) services and high-speed data services to Charter customers.
"The Motorola BSR 64000 platform was selected for its robust carrier-class features, including redundancy, DOCSIS® 2.0 support, PacketCable™ support, advanced routing capabilities, and overall performance," said Wayne Davis, Charter Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technical Operations.
"Motorola's BSR 64000 provides the redundancy, PacketCable support and DOCSIS 2.0 support that Charter requires for this strategic Voice over IP service deployment," Mr. Davis continued. "In addition to meeting our rigorous and explicit requirements, the Motorola technology is backed by a company with a history of building and supporting cable networks."
"As one of the top system operators in the country, Charter understands the need for 'carrier-class' infrastructure," said Charles Dougherty, Motorola vice president and general manager, network infrastructure solutions. "The Motorola BSR 64000, with its advanced architecture, continues to emerge as the platform of choice among providers who demand reliability, flexibility, and a viable migration path for DOCSIS 2.0 capabilities. We are thrilled to work with Charter to help deliver on the promise of multi-service broadband, including the rollout of VoIP to Charter's customers."
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, a Wired World Company™ , is the nation's third- largest broadband communications company. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services to the home, including cable television on an advanced digital video programming platform via Charter Digital™ and Charter High-Speed Internet Service™ . Commercial high-speed data, video and Internet solutions are provided under the Charter Business Networks® brand. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
About the Motorola BSR 64000
The BSR 64000 is a carrier-class broadband services router and CMTS designed for large-scale deployment of DOCSIS based services and applications. The BSR 64000 features:
* Distributed Processor Architecture -- hardware-based packet processing
on each CMTS and network interface card, which eliminates potential
"bottlenecks" and ensures excellent performance.
* Intelligent Edge Router -- A high-performance, full-featured, carrier-
class router with robust and scalable protocol support for all major
routing protocols to insure low latency and high-security in packet
filtering and forwarding.
* Advanced Spectrum Management -- the ability to detect channel
degradation and intelligently switch to better RF spectrum or change the
channel characteristics to ensure continued service availability.
* SmartFlow(TM) Intelligent Quality of Service (QoS) -- the capability to
ensure that high-priority traffic receives first preference and that
traffic streams with the same priority equally share the available
* High Availability -- architected for 99.999 percent availability, it
provides the fault detection and switchover required for high-
availability services. It is 100% redundant so that operators can
maintain carrier-grade availability levels.
About Motorola Broadband Communications Sector
The Motorola Broadband Communications Sector provides a scalable, integrated end-to-end system for the delivery of broadband services that keeps consumers informed, entertained and connected. Its technology enables network operators and retailers to create and execute on new business opportunities by providing innovative products and services to the home. Customer-responsive design and manufacturing expertise further contribute to the company's position as the world's leading supplier of digital cable set-tops and cable modems. For more information about the Motorola Broadband Communications Sector, visit www.motorola.com/broadband .
Motorola, Inc. (MOT) is a global leader in wireless, automotive and broadband communications. Sales in 2002 were $27.3 billion. Motorola is a global corporate citizen dedicated to ethical business practices and pioneering important innovations that make things smarter and life better, honored traditions that began when the company was founded 75 years ago this year. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com .
MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. DOCSIS and PacketCable are trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
Dave Mack Jeanne Russo
Charter Communications Motorola