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MOTOROLA'S SB4100E CABLE MODEM EARNS EURO-DOCSIS CERTIFICATION.

ComLabs n.v., acting as the Euro-DOCSIS certification lab, has certified Motorola's SURFboard SB4100E cable modem and has qualified Motorola's eDCM 2000 Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS).

The SB4100E cable modem earned Euro-DOCSIS Certification after successfully completing an extensive series of interoperability tests. It now is recognized as compliant with Euro-DOCSIS 1.0-based Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) and operation support systems (OSS) equipment. The SB4100E is the first SURFboard cable modem to receive the Euro-DOCSIS Certification Board Mark.

The eDCM 2000 is Motorola's second CMTS to receive Euro-DOCSIS Qualification, after successfully completing a similar series of tests that measured its interoperability, stability, conformance to specification, and manageability of product. The Euro-DOCSIS qualification process parallels the Euro-DOCSIS certification process for cable modems and provides the cable operator or broadband service provider with information on how the CMTS will interoperate with multiple vendors' certified cable modems using different silicon.

According to John Burke, vice president and general manager of the Cable Modem group in Motorola's IP Network Systems business unit, "By earning Euro-DOCSIS Certification, we further demonstrate Motorola's commitment to superior cable modem design, reliability, and performance. And the second Euro-DOCSIS qualification of our CMTS technology also clearly shows our leadership in establishing a global partnership with European operators."

More About the SURFboard SB4100E

Motorola's SB4100E cable modem utilizes the latest silicon technology, in which all functions are integrated into a single chip for improved performance. The SB4100E modem's advanced feature set includes 10/100 Ethernet network connectivity and Universal Serial Bus (USB) interfaces for easy plug-and-play installation. It also contains a high-speed processor to enhance compatibility with future advanced Euro-DOCSIS functions.

The SB4100E is hardware-ready to support the Euro-DOCSIS 1.1 specification, which calls for advanced Quality of Service (QoS). QoS enables operators to guarantee -- and therefore charge increased rates for -- higher- speed Internet access to targeted businesses or homes demanding it.

Requiring either a USB or Ethernet 10/100 Interface and a standard HTML browser in the subscriber's computer, the SB4100E is virtually platform- independent. With the SB4100E, desktop and laptop PCs, Macs, workstations, and other computers can be easily connected to any Euro-DOCSIS network. The SB4100E supports the 64 and 256 QAM link technology that is the heart of the Euro-DOCSIS data network, providing up to 51 Mbps of raw data transfer rates in a single 8 MHz channel. The Euro-DOCSIS network carries IP data in standard MPEG-2 packets, making interoperability with other network components simple and effective.

The SB4100E design builds on the proven Motorola SURFboard cable modem architecture. The SURFboard family of RF DOCSIS-based and Euro-DOCSIS modems is part of Motorola's line of cable modems. The SURFboard product line represents over 6 years' experience designing cable modems and 50 years in the cable industry. Motorola's modems offer a standards-based architecture, high-performance processors, superior RF design, operator- friendly diagnostics, and outstanding field reliability.

About the eDCM 2000 CMTS

Motorola's eDCM 2000 CMTS leverages Motorola's experience in designing and building cable modem infrastructure products. Its scalable, flexible architecture - which employs the latest in high-density architecture as well as Motorola's field-proven distributed processing designs -- provides one of the highest packet throughputs of any CMTS, and enables advanced applications in a wide variety of systems.

The eDCM 2000 provides operators with a compact, standalone CMTS which includes an integrated upconverter and up to 8 return channels. The eDCM 2000 can also be used as an integrated component of Motorola's next generation, high-availability cable router system, the CAS 2000.

Euro-DOCSIS calls for the interoperability of cable modems and associated networks manufactured by different suppliers. Interoperability speeds time to market by reducing risk for equipment purchasers and consumers, and it creates economies of scale for broadband network operators by creating multiple product sources.

About Motorola Broadband Communications Sector

The Motorola Broadband Communications Sector was created when General Instrument Corporation (GI) merged with Motorola, Inc. in January 2000. Combining the former GI's leadership in converged voice, video and data networks with Motorola's global reach and brand identity, the Motorola Broadband Communications Sector focuses on broadband solutions that deliver interactive television, the Internet, and telephone services over wired and wireless networks.

About Motorola

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a provider of integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. These include:

Software-enhanced wireless telephone, two-way radio, messaging and satellite communications products and systems, as well as networking and Internet-access products, for consumers, network operators, and commercial, government and industrial customers.

Digital and analog systems and set-top terminals for broadband cable television operators.

Embedded semiconductor solutions for customers in the networking and computing, transportation, wireless communications and imaging and entertainment industries.

Embedded electronic systems for automotive, communications, imaging, manufacturing systems, computer, consumer and industrial markets.

Sales in 1999 were $33.1 billion.

Motorola can be found on the World Wide Web at www.motorola.com.

For more information, call 215-323-1873.
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