Moto sells off fibre to node portfolio

Troubled handset and equipment vendor Motorola looks to be offloading bits and pieces in order to keep afloat. On Wednesday the firm said it has sold its Fibre to the node (FTTN) product family to telecoms engineering firm Communications Test Design (CDTI).

The portfolio, part of Moto’s Home & Networks Mobility business, is a triple-play Multi-Service Access Platform (MSAP) platform including IPTV forerunner video over DSL.

Beginning immediately, CTDI will provide all sales, manufacturing, repair, and technical support services for the FTTN platform.

Moto said the reason for the sale was a business shift from FTTN networks to new deployments of fibre to the premises (FTTP) by Tier 1 telco customers around the world.

Interestingly, has been running an online poll in the past week, asking readers which three equipment vendors are most likely to survive in the wake of consolidation between the old giants and increasing pressure from the Chinese players.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Huawei is topping the list with a 75 per cent survival rate, followed closely by Sweden’s Ericsson at 72 per cent, while Nokia Siemens Networks lags some way behind with 57 per cent.

Chinese player ZTE is not expected to make it, with 28 per cent, followed by Alcatel-Lucent with 20 per cent and Motorola lagging far behind with just 10 per cent of the votes.

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