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August 23, 2011

Motorola Mobility and Telenet Successfully Test IPv6

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

The first phase of the IPv6 features of Motorola’s (News - Alert) BSR 64000 Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) has been successfully tested and evaluated by Motorola Mobility and Telenet, a provider of media and telecommunication services in Belgium.

Currently deployed across Belgium by Telenet to deliver its residential broadband and video services, the tests demonstrated the IPv6 capabilities of the Motorola BSR 64000. To enable IPv6 addressing for cable modems and consumer premise equipment, the lab evaluation included end-to-end system testing in conjunction with Telenet’s IP backbone and their provisioning system.

“Telenet has always been at the forefront of new technology. This successful test of our BSR 64000 IPv6 features provides Telenet the confidence they and any operator needs to deploy advanced IP services,” said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager, Network Infrastructure Solutions, Motorola Mobility. “With our recent CMTS innovations coupled with this successful IPv6 test at Telenet, we are demonstrating how the BSR 64000 continues to evolve to enable our customers to expand their service offerings.”

Allowing the operator to test features and develop the experience needed to support a graceful IPv6 migration, Motorola supported Telenet in managing an IPv6 ecosystem. To test and prove new and complex technology and capabilities such as IPv6, Telenet and Motorola have teamed together on many occasions. This latest announcement reflects yet another successful test and evaluation of the BSR 64000 features, this time IPv6, which is critical to expanding the IP services portfolio of both the companies, the company stated in a press release.

Recently, Google (News - Alert) reached a deal to buy Motorola Mobility for about $12.5 billion, or $40 a share – a premium of more than 60 percent to Motorola’s closing price of $24.47. Motorola Mobility's total commitment to Android (News - Alert) has created a natural fit for our two companies. Together, both the companies are looking to create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers.

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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves