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Broadband Briefs for 10/27/06

Fri, 10/27/2006 - 6:46am
CED staff

* SupportSoft appoints customer care VP
SupportSoft has named David Temlak as senior vice president, customer service, responsible for the SupportSoft Expert Center, which will deliver technology support services to consumers based on the SupportSoft technology platform. Temlak most recently served as senior vice president of customer care at Time Warner Cable. Prior to Time Warner Cable, Temlak held customer care management positions at Continental Cablevision, Banyan Systems and Connolly Data Systems.

* SB Broadband launches pre-WiMAX in Sweden with Navini
Copyright 2006 World Markets Research Limited

Sweden's broadband provider, SB Broadband, has launched a high-speed broadband wireless network using pre-WiMAX 802.16e technology in co-operation with Navini Networks. According to the terms of the deal, Navini provided plug-n-play broadband wireless access solutions as well as its expertise in commercial WiMAX deployments.

SB Broadband rolled out 50 Navini base stations in only five months.

Significance: SB Broadband expects to utilise the WiMAX technology to provide broadband Internet access in the Swedish rural market, which still has high-growth potential as it can compete with ADSL and broadband cable cost-effectively. The company expects that the wireless feature will especially appeal to its potential customers, accelerating growth. The project is supported by nine municipalities that make up the County of Södermanland.

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