Broadband Briefs for 01/28/09

Wed, 01/28/2009 - 7:00am

Concurrent meets with growing success
By Brian Santo

Concurrent Computer said second-quarter revenue was $18.1 million, with gross margins of 59 percent. The company reported operating income of approximately $900,000 and net income of more than $500,000.

“Despite a challenging economic environment, we had a good second quarter and a strong first half,” said Dan Mondor, Concurrent’s president and chief executive officer.

“We increased both revenue and gross margins while reducing operating expenses, which resulted in an improvement in operating income by over $4 million compared with this time last year. The continued strength in our on-demand business and our diligence with operating expenses resulted in the highest operating income for two consecutive quarters in over six years,” Mondor added.

SCTE board replaces Broadnax with Gilliland
By Traci Patterson

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ (SCTE) board of directors has selected Mary Gilliland to fill the seat vacated by Marc Broadnax as the Region 7 director.

Broadnax, an SCTE member since 1987, resigned his board seat due to relocation, according to the SCTE.

Gilliland is a senior sales manager at CommScope and has been involved with the SCTE since 1990. Prior to joining CommScope, Gilliland served as a regional purchasing manager for Comcast’s Midwest Region. She has also served as president of the SCTE’s Great Lakes Chapter and now serves on the boards of both the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley chapters.

Cable Show ’09 to see ‘Broadband Nation’ exhibit, CableCares
By Traci Patterson

At The Cable Show 2009 – being held April 1-3 in Washington, D.C. – the “Broadband Nation” exhibit will showcase the ways in which high-speed broadband service has improved, and will continue to improve, the lives of Americans. Comcast will provide the broadband network to power the 22,000 square-foot exhibit, which will give visitors a hands-on opportunity to experience products and services available to consumers today – and in the future – for the home, school and office. 

Additionally, the cable industry’s CableCares initiative will shift its focus in 2009 to donate time, materials and financial support to help improve Washington schools. The NCTA is also working with City Year Washington, D.C. – a national community service program for young people – in organizing, funding and recruiting volunteers. City Year will be the beneficiary of the NCTA's "Battle of the Bands" fundraiser.

For more information on Washington CableCares volunteer opportunities, e-mail Melinda Schwartz ( or contact the NCTA's Industry Affairs department at (202) 222-2430.

IntelliNet to intro integrated femtocell gateway
By Traci Patterson

IntelliNet Technologies has developed an integrated femtocell gateway that combines a femtocell access point controller with a carrier-grade security gateway in an AdvancedTCA platform.

The all-in-one solution gives service providers and wireless operators the ability to manage thousands of femtocells simultaneously, offering a way to securely extend cellular services indoors.

The femtocell gateway will be showcased during the Mobile World Congress conference, which will be held in Barcelona Feb. 16-19.

More Broadband Direct 01/28/09:
•  House defeats bill to delay digital TV transition
•  Cox to test new way to handle Internet congestion
•  FCC flags Media Bureau on program discrimination ruling
•  iPhone floats AT&T's boat
•  Samsung brings femtocell to Verizon
•  JDSU adds AMCC's error correction code to testing device
•  Juniper Networks names Flaherty EVP, CMO
•  After Q4 loss, Yahoo sees rough Q1 under new CEO
•  Broadband Briefs for 01/28/09



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