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AM Broadband opens new office; CSG deals in Puerto Rico

Wed, 01/09/2002 - 7:00pm
Anne Kerven

AM Communications is opening an engineering services office near Denver, as part of its subsidiary AM Broadband Services Inc. The new location will offer network engineering and design services, design data collection and documentation and other services to the broadband, power and transportation industries, it says.

Centennial Puerto Rico Cable TV will use customer care and billing tools from CSG Systems Inc. in its Puerto Rico market. CSG will supply products and services, including processing, printing and mailing monthly customer statements. Financial terms were not disclosed. …

Expanse Networks developed tools for targeted advertising on VOD platforms, allowing advertisers to create campaigns of directed ads using traditional commercials, infomercials, trailers and promos, it says. The tools include Expanse ADhance, which lets users fast-forward past ads, while giving them a condensed or alternate version. …

Optical networking systems company CIENA Corp.'s Director, President and CEO Gary B. Smith will open NASDAQ trading tomorrow. …

Intertainer promoted Chris Dorr to senior VP of programming, where he'll oversee the company's programming process. Dorr was VP of programming operations. …

Orius Corp.'s Central Office Services Group has received registration as TL 9000 compliant from the Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications Forum. The certification is part of Orius' effort to re-engineer its operations. Ron Blake joined as chair, president and CEO last summer. …

Hughes Network Systems' DirecWay broadband satellite service says it's topped 100,000 subscribers. Hughes is a unit of Hughes Electronics Corp., which has about 500,000 systems in more than 85 countries. …

AT&T Latin America Corp. landed $298 million in senior secured financing from vendors Cisco Systems Inc., Lucent Technologies Inc. and Nortel Networks. AT&T LA signed interim bridge notes for about $70 million for previous equipment purchases from the vendors, which will be rolled into the long-term vendor credit facility on the effective date, sometime in the first quarter. …

Motorola Inc. says it will cut 2,000 jobs in four facilities, in Japan, Hong Kong and Texas. The cuts are part of previously announced layoffs.

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