Broadband Briefs for 7/16/07
* CedarPoint names EVP of engineering
Cedar Point Communications has named John O’Hara executive vice president, engineering, responsible for driving the development of increased technological capabilities for Cedar Point’s Safari C³ Multimedia Switching System. O’Hara most recently served as a consultant with sentitO Networks.
Previously he had served as vice president of engineering of Colubris Networks, a WLAN public access equipment company.
*Vyyo appoints new CFO
Vyyo Inc. has named Robert K. Mills as its CFO, effective Aug. 1. He replaces Arik Levi, who will serve in an advisory capacity during the transition. Earlier this month, Vyyo named David Feldman as CTO. For the past two years, Mills was CFO of Tri-S Security Corp., and for the six years prior to that, he was CFO of Knology Inc.
* Ciena platform earns RUS okay
Ciena’s CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform has achieved technical acceptance under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Rural Development Telecommunications Program, which offers funding and low-cost loans to service providers investing in networks that serve rural communities. This technical acceptance authorizes Ciena's CN 4200 platform for use in telecommunications networks built with loans from the USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS).