CTDI buys Motorola's fibre-to-the-node portfolio

Motorola has divested its fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) product family to US firm Communications Test Design, Inc. (CTDI), a provider of global engineering, repair and logistics services, effective as of July 2nd, 2009.

The transaction is described as enabling both companies to focus on technologies that will "grow their businesses and position their customers for success in the long term". CTDI will immediately start providing all sales, manufacturing, repair and technical support services for Motorola's FTTN product line.

"Motorola's business focus has shifted from legacy FTTN networks to new deployments of fibre-to-the-premises technology by tier-1 telco customers around the world," said Joe Cozzolino, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Access Networks Solutions, Home and Networks Mobility. "This is an opportunity for Motorola's current FTTN customers to receive ongoing service and support and a growth path for FTTN and for Motorola to focus on next-generation FTTP technology."