Another news roundup …

Tue, 09/11/2001 - 8:00pm
Anne Kerven

Charter Communications says it will seek a "rebalancing of emphasis to digital and data sales at the expense of marginal increases in basic customer growth." The company expects basic customer growth for 2001 to fall below original guidance of 2 percent as a result of the refocus. Conversely, it expects Q3 advanced services additions to exceed those of Q2. …

Scientific-Atlanta named Jack Farrell VP of Transmission Network Systems. Farrell will oversee general management of transmission networks activities, including optical transport, access, headend and network control system groups. He also will manage A-A Arcodan, its Danish subsidiary. …

Cisco Systems Inc. added midrange capabilities to its product line with its 7300 series Internet router. It also announced enhancements to its 7600 series Internet router. The routers allow consolidated delivery of multiple, simultaneous applications, Cisco says. …

NextComm Inc. released its Key Hopping technology that it says improves security of 802.11a and 802.11b in LANs. Key Hopping is based on MD5, which also secures credit card authentication over wireline Internet, it says. It allows the radio to switch security keys frequently, inhibiting intruders from adapting to air traffic and breaking encryption.


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