Broadband briefs for 1/11/07
* Westell Technologies names new prez/CEO
Westell Technologies has named Thomas E. Mader as president and chief executive officer, effective January 22, succeeding E. Van Cullens, who last year announced his intention to retire. Mader was most recently a corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola's Wireline Networks business. He previously held positions with Netrake, Lucent and Nortel. Cullens will continue as a member of the company's board of directors.
* Juniper gets follow-on business with Chinese telco
Building on prior success in China, Juniper Networks said it is supplying Guangdong Telecom, a China Telecom subsidiary, with its TX Matrix routing platforms to upgrade the telco's core network to multi-terabit capacity. The TX Matrix systems will provide capacity required for Guangdong Telecom to meet growing subscriber demand for higher performance broadband and advanced multiplay services including VoIP, IPTV, video conferencing and video-on-demand. Guangdong Telecom has been using Juniper's E-series Broadband Services Routers since 2001.