Broadband briefs for 3/30/06
* Cablemas plants 'ROSA'
Cablemas of Mexico is using Scientific Atlanta's ROSA system as the centerpiece of a network management initiative that will give the MSO centralized monitoring and control of its entire broadband system.
The resulting Network Management System (NMS) will enable Cablemas to reduce mean time to repair for "critical" network elements, boost network reliability, monitor SA and third-party equipment on the network, and support service level agreements for voice, video and data services.
Initially, Cablemas has installed ROSA at its Tijuana system. Later, the MSO plans to install it in 13 more headends, including those that serve Acapulco, Chihuahua, Coatzacoalcos, Cuernavaca, Juarez, Merida, Mexicali and Playa del Carmen.
Cablemas, Mexico's second-largest cable MSO, has roughly 700,000 video customers.
* Riess joins TBS new product group
Turner Broadcasting System Inc.'s New Product Group has hired Dan Riess to the post of VP of marketing.
In that role, Riess will join a division whose aim is to identify and analyze products that fall outside the company's traditional network business.
Riess, a Turner vet, spent the last two years heading up marketing for the GameTap and CNN Pipeline products.