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Broadband Briefs for 12/05/07

Wed, 12/05/2007 - 5:55am
CED staff

* Former Motorola exec joins Cisco as CTO
By Mike Robuck

Cisco announced yesterday that Padmasree Warrior was named as the company’s CTO. Prior to joining Cisco, Warrior was at Motorola, where she was EVP and CTO.

"Padmasree's new role as CTO will help to develop and promote Cisco's future technology leadership," said Cisco chairman and CEO John Chambers. "Over her distinguished career, Padmasree has demonstrated the key characteristics we prize at Cisco, including an unwavering commitment to customer success and innovation."

* Mexican operator adopts C-Cor’s OSS systems
By Brian Santo

Mexican operator Multimedios Redes is deploying C-Cor's Mobile Workforce Manager (MWM) and CableEdge. The combination of products will enable technicians and installers to monitor network performance via mobile devices. MWM will help the operator plan and expedite installations, truck routing, work orders, and dispatch. C-Cor’s CableEdge provides real-time views into operators’ DOCSIS networks.

* Charter sells Ind., Ill. cable systems to Avenue Broadband
By Traci Patterson

Charter Communications has completed the sale of its cable TV systems in Vincennes, Indiana, and other communities in southern Indiana and eastern Illinois to Tyler, Texas-based Avenue BroadbandRBC Daniels brokered the deal, which includes the transfer of about 39,700 basic video subscribers.

* Ixia’s GigE tester examined for scalability
By Brian Santo

Ixia said its testing system was tested to achieve a scalability mark. A single port on its XMV16 LAN Services Module, running its IxNetwork test software, has scaled to 11,582,100 routes across 800 emulated routers. The test was conducted by Isocore.

Isocore conducted a multiprotocol scenario where four routing protocols – OSPFv2, OSPFv3, BGP and BGP4+ – were enabled on a single test port.

* AT&T’s U-verse adds features in central Texas
By Traci Patterson

AT&T's U-verse customers in the Austin, Texas, area now have access to new TV features: AT&T U-bar, which brings customizable weather, stock, sports and traffic information to the TV screen; Yellowpages.com TV, a new way to search for local businesses and other information on the TV; and AT&T Yahoo! Games, which are also available on the TV screen.

* MBO Video deploys Adva’s FSP 3000RE
By Traci Patterson

Adva Optical Networking said that MBO Video has deployed its Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 3000RE for a scalable and flexible Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) architecture.

The FSP 3000RE is currently enabling the delivery of 2.5 gigabits per second and 10 gigabits per second services to MBO Video. Maximum scalability for the platform is up to 40 gigabits per second on each of 40 wavelengths, or up to 1.6 terabits per second. With Adva’s solution, MBO Video can provide video transport for its major statewide video network, as well as its wholesale video network that enables service providers to deliver digital video services.

* Motorola deploying WiMAX network in Pakistan
By Traci Patterson

Motorola Inc. will deploy a WiMAX 802.16e-2005 access network for Mobilink, an operator in Pakistan. Motorola will design, plan, deploy and optimize the WiMAX network, and it will deliver integration and support services, as well as indoor and outdoor customer premises equipment (CPE) units to enable faster adoption.

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