Broadband Briefs for 8/16/07
* Covad Wireless announces 2 Mbps service
By Brian Santo
The Covad Wireless subsidiary of Covad Communications Group now has a 2 Mbps service, aimed at small and medium businesses. Covad Wireless is pricing its Super-T service to compete with traditional T1 lines, which are defined at 1.544 Mbps.
Pricing for the Super-T 2.0 starts at $399 for a three-year contract term and goes up to $429 for a one-year contract. Covad Wireless offers several speed tiers ranging from 768 kbps to 6.0 Mbps, as well as high-capacity services up to 100 Mbps.
* Vyyo promotes Fryling
By Mike Robuck
Vyyo announced today that Jeff Fryling has been promoted to senior vice president, business development. Fryling will be responsible for working with strategic and technical partners, customers and internal Vyyo resources to create solutions that speed deployment of Vyyo’s UltraBand spectrum overlay platform.
It’s been a busy year for Vyyo on the personnel front. Earlier this month, former Charter employee David Feldman joined the company as CTO, while Wayne Davis, previously the CTO of Charter Communications, was named CEO. Vyyo has also added to its sales staff this year as part of the company’s shift from research and development to deployments of its products.
* DOJ requests more info about CommScope-Andrew deal
By Traci Patterson
CommScope Inc. and Andrew Corp., for the second time, have received requests for additional information from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice regarding CommScope's pending acquisition of Andrew.
The information requests were issued under the notification requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act). The companies said they intend to fully cooperate with the Department of Justice and that they expect the deal to close before the end of the year.