Is fixed broadband access still strategic to Motorola’s business?

Date: January 22, 2010
Pages: 13
US$ 895.00
Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Strategic Report
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Is fixed broadband access still strategic to Motorola’s business?
Rumors have swirled recently that Motorola may be evaluating a potential sale of its Home and Networks business division. It is a good time to examine Motorola’s recent broadband access wins and new product launches in its CMTS and PON portfolio (part of the “Home” in Home and Networks) to determine whether broadband access is still a strategic component of Motorola’s business. Ovum believes that Motorola’s fixed broadband access portfolio, notwithstanding the challenges it faces, remains an important companion portfolio to its video infrastructure business. Combined with the wireless infrastructure portfolio, fixed broadband access remains an important strategic component of Motorola’s suitability as a vendor in next-generation access network rollouts worldwide.
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Recommendations for Motorola
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Company analysis
Competitive environment
Customer demand
Motorola’s portfolio is a good fit for customers who require support of their existing HFC infrastructure while deploying FTTH
Recent CMTS wins have boosted Motorola’s international presence, leading to an increase in market share outside of North America
The downstream CMTS module continues to be popular, but Motorola is expecting increased upstream demand in 2010 and is launching an upstream module (discussed later in the products section)
Motorola wins a GPON contract in Europe that includes the desktop ONT, which is a new market for its FTTx portfolio
MetroCast represents Motorola’s first major win for its RFoG solution in what is likely to be a niche market
Motorola’s experience in RF video infrastructure helps it gain a significant FTTH win in North American ILEC market
Strategic objectives and implementation
Products and services
Product strategy
Acquisitions and divestments
Financial and business outlook
The coming opportunity in cable IPTV
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