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MOTOROLA DEBUTS SURFBOARD SBF100 DOCSIS 2.0-BASED CABLE MODEM.

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) Broadband Communications Sector has debuted Motorola SB5100, a DOCSIS 2.0-based cable modem that marks the latest evolution of its SURFboard cable modem family.

Motorola incorporated next-generation DOCSIS 2.0 Advanced Time Division Multiple Access (A-TDMA) and Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (S-CDMA) technologies, which can triple the upstream capacity (30Mbps) and will enable operators to offer new interactive services to their cable modem customers. These technologies also enhance the robustness of the cable modem for added functionality and support for lifeline services.

The Motorola SB5100 is interoperable and backward-compatible with DOCSIS 1.0 and 1.1, giving operators the freedom and flexibility to incrementally upgrade their systems to a DOCSIS 2.0-based solution. This also enables operators to support multiple levels of DOCSIS and services today in their current systems, with one cable modem.

In addition to offering the latest technology innovations, the Motorola SB5100 boasts a new design that is both highly functional and consumer- friendly. Twenty-five percent more compact than its predecessors, the Motorola SB5100's efficient size frees up even more valuable desktop space for its users. Its modern shape, complete with sleek curves and sharp color, also makes it an attractive product for consumers to have in their homes.

"The strength of the DOCSIS 2.0-based Motorola SB5100 is in how it incorporates the latest technology to deliver distinct benefits for both the operators deploying it and the subscribers using it for broadband access. That has always been, and will continue to be, a key driver in the overwhelming success of our SURFboard cable modem platform, which has been embraced by operators and subscribers," said John Burke, corporate vice president and general manager, IP communication gateways. "The Motorola SB5100 is designed to help simplify the deployment of advanced data services for operators, by giving them the ability to offer the newest applications today while incrementally upgrading their systems to DOCSIS 2.0. This ultimately benefits the cable customer as well, who also can enjoy a compact, stylish product that is compatible with their existing equipment and comes with the Motorola brand they know and trust."

More about the DOCSIS 2.0-based Motorola SB5100

The latest extension of Motorola's flagship SURFboard cable modem line, the Motorola SB5100 offers the latest DOCSIS 2.0-based technology and better performance than its predecessors, with a 30 percent faster processor. Supporting both USB and Ethernet 10/100 interfaces as well as a standard HTML browser in the subscriber's computer, the Motorola SB5100 is virtually platform-independent.

Simple and easy to read front-panel status indicator LEDs and integrated HTML diagnostics page provide quick and easy troubleshooting with the Motorola SB5100. The modem's user-friendly, top-mounted stand-by switch provides instant security by preventing unauthorized access to users' PCs. The stand- by switch simply disconnects the USB and Ethernet connection to the PC without disconnecting the cable modem from the RF network.

Software upgrades for the Motorola SB5100 cable modem will be available over the network.

The Motorola SB5100 builds upon Motorola's established SURFboard cable modem platform, which represents over seven years' experience in designing cable modems and home-gateway technology expertise, and more than 50 years in the cable industry. Motorola is the cable modem market leader with 10 million modems shipped to date and market share more than double its closest competitor.

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 http://www.motorola.com/broadband .

About Motorola

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a provider of integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2001 were $30 billion.

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

For more information, call 215/323-1873.
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