o Motorola doubles one million IP set-top box milestone in under six
o Landmark reached as Motorola supports expansion of TeliaSonera IPTV
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 7 / / - IBC 2007 -
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that it has shipped its two
millionth Internet Protocol (IP) set-top box. The milestone was reached just
five months after the shipment of its one millionth IP set-top box.
"The television market is fundamentally changing as consumers demand more
choice, more control and more interactivity in the way they access TV," said
Doug Means, corporate vice president, Motorola Home & Network Mobility.
"Motorola has a 50-year heritage in the video business and we're committed to
leading the market, helping it grow and ensuring that our customers are armed
with the best technology to serve the most demanding of viewers."
The landmark demonstrates the rapid expansion of the IPTV market. The two
millionth set-top - a VIP1510 - was shipped as part of the provision of
150,000 units to TeliaSonera, Sweden's largest telecommunications company. As
the major supplier of digital set top boxes for TeliaSonera digital-TV
service, Motorola provides the customer premises equipment (CPE) and
application platform to deliver IPTV, on-demand services and Internet-on-TV.
After announcing 100,000 subscribers in May 2007, this delivery marks the
swift growth of the TeliaSonera service to more than 150,000 subscribers.
"We have an ambitious timeline for the deployment of our digital video
services; this has been recognized in the growth of our subscriber base, which
increased by more than 50 percent in under three months," said Erik Hallberg,
senior vice president & head of market area broadband services Sweden,
TeliaSonera. "In such a competitive market it is imperative that we employ
best-in-class equipment; technology that performs consistently and delivers
the best service. Motorola provides this equipment."
A series of acquisitions in the past 12 months (including Broadbus, Tut
Systems, Terayon Systems and Modulus Video) has strengthened Motorola's
position as a leader in the video market. Motorola offers an end-to-end
solution for the service provider/aggregator wanting to deliver a range of
video content and services into the home. The VIP1510 set-top is part of a
portfolio that includes support for a hard drive for DVR functionality and
personal video storage, as well as the ability to process MPEG-2 and
MPEG-4/AVC in both standard definition and high definition. Additionally,
Motorola offers hybrid models for combining IPTV with digital terrestrial
"IPTV is growing. The number of IPTV homes will rise from around three
million now to more than 50 million in the next five years(1), but it is the
extra services which are possible on an IP highway into the home that are so
compelling," said Peter White, principal analyst and founder, Rethink Research
Associates. "Home security, music, gaming and new advertising capabilities
make IPTV so exciting and will turn it into a $20 billion service industry by
2011. But the reduction in churn that it creates on fixed lines will halt the
erosion of the $1 trillion global fixed-line telco market."
A portion of the revenue from the shipment of VIP1510 set-tops to
TeliaSonera was recognized by Motorola in previous quarters.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in
wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless
mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply
and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and
need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do"
experiences and powerful networks - along with a full complement of support
services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had
sales of US $42.8 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our
people and our innovations, please visit www.Motorola.com
(1) Source: Rethink Research, 2007
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