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Broadband Briefs for 2/26/08

Tue, 02/26/2008 - 7:36am
CED staff

* Suddenlink adds chief marketing, sales officer position
By Traci Patterson

Suddenlink has named Jerry Dow to the newly-created position of chief marketing and sales officer. Dow will report to Tom McMillin, the company’s COO.

Dow was most recently an executive at Vanguard Car Rental. Prior to Vanguard, Dow oversaw global brand advertising, promotions, sponsorship and brand communications for United Airlines. Dow has also served as the director of marketing for Pella Corp.

At Suddenlink, Dow will work with Mary Meier and the other members of the corporate and regional marketing teams to drive all marketing, advertising, promotion and sales activities for the company, Suddenlink said.

* Verizon’s FiOS TV service expands in Mass.
By Traci Patterson

Verizon’s FiOS TV service has won yet another agreement, this one allowing the telco to offer its video service in Abington, Mass., to about 5,000 additional households in the state.

The agreement brings to 66 the total number of Massachusetts communities where Verizon's FiOS TV is, or will soon be, available. Verizon currently offers the service to more than 400,000 households in the state.

* Cedar Point expands in Germany
By Brian Santo

Cedar Point Communications said its integrated VoIP switching equipment is being deployed in Germany by TKS Telepost Kabel-Service, a subsidiary of Kabel Deutschland.

TKS Telepost Kabel-Service, a provider of English-language telecommunications services throughout Germany, has integrated Cedar Point’s Safari C³ Multimedia Switching System into its cable headend at the U.S. Airbase in Ramstein for the delivery of voice services to the U.S. Armed Forces in Ramstein and 11 other bases in Germany and Italy. 

* Sigma Systems names Hewitt SVP of sales, EMEA
By Traci Patterson

Sigma Systems – a provider for the design, development and deployment of OSS service management solutions – has hired Nick Hewitt as the company’s new SVP of sales in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.

In his new role, Hewitt is responsible for driving business success and building on the company's current market position in the region, such as adding Tier-1 and Tier-2 service providers in Europe as customers and expanding Sigma's business into the Middle East and Africa.

Before joining Sigma, Hewitt was the SVP of sales in the EMEA region for Vallent Software Systems/IBM.

More Broadband Direct:

• FCC weighing Comcast’s view in net neutrality spat 

• Mediacom’s Q4 losses balloon 

• McAfee’s Internet security tools deployed by Cox 

• Dish Network posts Q4 profit 

• Liberty Media gets FCC approval for control of DirecTV 

• Qwest signals desire for a stronger mobile product 

• Tellabs’ board names Pullen as new CEO 

• IAB, PwC: Internet ad revenues for 2007 to reach $21.2B 

• Broadband Briefs for 2/26/08

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