In a move that may bring a tear to the eye of long-time fiber-to-the-node fans, Motorola, which was among the first vendors to find success selling FTTN architectures, has sold its FTTN product family to Communications Test Design Inc. Motorola's FTTN unit was based in Lowell, Mass., and reportedly took part in many of the earliest video-targeted FTTN deployments. However, Motorola said its business has shifted away from FTTN to fiber-to-the-premises opportunities.
Perhaps it says something about the FTTN market that the buyer of the Motorola unit, CTDI, is focused heavily on legacy network maintenance and logistics, though Qwest Communications and other telcos in the U.S. continue to invest in FTTN architectures, and FTTN-fed broadband solutions like VDSL are enjoying increased attention right now.
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