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Top 5 Tech Articles You Might Have Missed – Week of November 14

Motorola Mobility made a huge splash at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlantathis week. Motorola CEO, Sanjay Jha, kicked off the first day with insightful opening remarks about the direction the cable industry is heading, claiming the industry must “change its interaction model with the consumer.” Also at the show, Jha and Motorola President, Dan Moloney, were featured in two video interviews conducted with Light Reading’s Jeff Baumgartner discussing the future of connectivity and the potential combination of Android and the set-top box. Jha noted that consumers are viewing content on more screens and that these devices represent a huge revenue-generating opportunity for cable operators. Moloney adds that consumers are looking for ubiquitous connectivity, wanting to connect whenever and wherever and that wireless connected to the traditional cable industry is a must to satisfy consumer needs.

At the conference, Motorola also announced the upcoming launch of the QAM platform and a software upgrade that will expand the downstream capacity of its existing platform. This increase in density will help the company better align itself with the cable industry’s migration to the Converged Cable Access platform (CCAP). Be sure to also check out Rick Yuzzi’s video interview with Jerry Kurtze, Motorola’s Sr. Marketing and Business Development Manager. Kurtze discusses exciting ways that connectivity infiltrates the home beyond media and entertainment.
1. Moto Mobility CEO: 4G Can’t Do It Alone (Nov. 15) By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading: 4G technologies like LTE may be screaming fast compared to 3G, but they aren’t necessarily suitable to handle all of a consumer’s broadband needs, Motorola Mobility Inc. CEO Sanjay Jha said here this morning.

2. Motorola Mobility CEO: Cable operators must offer mobile video to consumers in order to grow (Nov. 15) – By Steve Donohue, Fierce Cable: Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha said the industry needs to “change its interaction model with the consumer.”

3. Jha & Moloney Discuss Moto’s Set-Top Plans (Nov. 16) and Moto’s Jha & Moloney: The Xoom Boom (Nov. 17) – By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading: (First video) Sanjay Jha and Dan Moloney discuss the Google-Moto combo and what it means for set-tops, consumer devices and what a mobile ecosystem could mean for the cable industry. (Second video) Sanjay Jha and Dan Moloney discuss the cable industry opportunity for tablet and consumer devices, giving a nod to Televation and advanced content delivery services in the home.

4. Cable-Tec Expo: Motorola Chases CCAP (Nov. 15) By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News: Motorola Mobility is launching a high-density edge QAM platform and releasing a software upgrade that doubles the downstream capacity of its existing CMTS platform.

5. What’s new with Motorola at SCTE Expo ’11? (Nov. 17) – By Rick Yuzzi, Business of Broadband blog: I had a chance to chat with Jerry Kurtze from Motorola about their new offerings in the connected home.

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