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Broadband briefs for 7/17/06

Mon, 07/17/2006 - 6:36am
CED staff

* CSG promotes Scott to COO
Billing and customer care specialist CSG Systems has elevated Mike Scott to EVP and COO.

Scott, most recently the EVP and president of CSG's broadband services division, will continue to handle the day-to-day operations of the company and its customer delivery, support and development functions. He reports to CSG CEO Ed Nafus.

Scott joined CSG in 1999. He entered the processing services business 21 years ago with First Data Corp.

* Juniper bows 10-Gig edge router
Juniper Networks has introduced the M120, a 10-Gigabit-enabled multi-service edge routing platform.

Juniper said the router is the latest addition to its M-series product family, which has contributed more than $2.5 billion in revenue to the company via the deployment of north of 25,000 units worldwide.

Juniper said the latest release handles up to 128 GigE subscriber ports, two 10 GB uplinks, and support for Ethernet, VPLS, MPLS, IP, Frame Relay and ATM virtual private networks.

* Broadcom says draft 802.11n chips are fit to ship
At least a full year before the 802.11n version of Wi-Fi is even ratified, Broadcom Corp. announced it has shipped over 1 million of what it's calling "draft 802.11n" chipsets. Broadcom got a boost from Dell, which decided to integrate the Broadcom silicon in a PC card.

Linksys, NETGEAR and Buffalo are among a handful of companies that have 802.11n routers available. This latest Wi-Fi version promises throughput rates up to 200 Mbps.

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