Collaboration yields Ultra-Broadband services at speeds exceeding 145 Mbps
NORCROSS, Ga. and HORSHAM, Pa. and SINGAPORE, May 7, 2007 // -- Collaboration yields Ultra-Broadband services at speeds exceeding 145 Mbps
NORCROSS, Ga. and HORSHAM, Pa. and SINGAPORE, May 7 // -- Vyyo Inc. (Nasdaq: VYYO), Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and StarHub (STI: STARHUB) today announced the successful testing of DOCSIS 3.0 services with speeds exceeding 145 Mbps. Testing took place over the StarHub hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) network, using Motorola network products and Vyyo UltraBand(TM) Spectrum Overlay solutions.
Vyyo's Spectrum Overlay solutions use spectrum up to approximately 3 GHz frequency for increased upstream and downstream bandwidth, allowing MSOs to achieve competitive bandwidth speeds when used in combination with DOCSIS 3.0 network equipment. The integration of proven Motorola HFC network solutions already widely deployed by StarHub with the Vyyo solution has produced successful results in recent lab and field trials in Singapore.
"There has been considerable discussion over the past year regarding cable's ability to meet future residential and business services bandwidth needs," said Kevin Keefe, vice president of marketing and business development, Motorola Connected Home Solutions. "Through our work in Singapore and elsewhere with technologies like Vyyo Spectrum Overlay, we are proving that the industry has the flexibility within its existing HFC plant and DOCSIS 3.0 based network equipment like the Motorola BSR 64000 CMTS, to deliver the Ultra-Broadband data services that readily meet and exceed consumer broadband needs of the future."
"As we plan the network facility necessary to deliver DOCSIS 3.0 Ultra-Broadband services, the ability to leverage our existing infrastructure investment will be critically important," said Thomas Ee, senior vice president for StarHub's Cable, Fixed and IP Services. "Our tests with Motorola and Vyyo are an important step down the path toward delivering the services that are envisioned as part of the Next Generation National Broadband Network."
"Cable system operators worldwide have tremendous investments and expertise in HFC architectures," said Al Johnson, senior vice president and general manager, Spectrum Overlay services for Vyyo. "We're pleased to be working with Motorola and StarHub, two leading companies, to show how operators can cost-effectively deliver new services using the bandwidth created by our Spectrum Overlay solution."
StarHub's trials used Vyyo's XHUB node product, XFR trunk amplifier, XTB CPE device and passive elements to double downstream bandwidth and increase upstream bandwidth by a factor of at least four. Motorola equipment involved in the tests included the Motorola BSR 64000 Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) and Motorola SB6100 channel-bonding cable modems.
StarHub plans to deploy Vyyo products in greenfield sites in anticipation of its deployment of new services over Spectrum Overlay.
StarHub is Singapore's second largest info-communication company and the sole operator delivering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services over fixed, cable, mobile and Internet platforms. StarHub operates a 3G mobile network in addition to its GSM network and has launched i-mode mobile Internet services. StarHub also operates its own nation-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel cable TV services (including Digital Cable and High Definition Television), voice and Internet access (including ultra-high residential broadband access of up to 100 Mbps) for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub is listed on the SGX-ST.
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About Vyyo Inc.
Cable operators get more from their networks with Vyyo. Vyyo products designed for use by cable television operators include spectrum overlay solutions designed to expand cable operators' typical HFC network capacity in the "last mile" and business services solutions that can help operators meet the needs of small/medium-sized enterprises using existing cable plant. Spectrum overlay increases bandwidth by up to 2x in the downstream and 4x or more in the upstream, addressing requirements for advanced residential and business services. For more information, please visit www.vyyo.com.
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