Broadband Briefs for 11/12/09
• TWC combines regions, shuffles execs
By Brian Santo
Time Warner Cable has consolidated operations by subsuming its National Division into its West Region and combining its Northeast and Carolina regions into an East Region.
Stephen Pagano, formerly executive vice president of the West Region, is now a corporate executive vice president responsible for customer care and local programming. William Goetz Jr. succeeds Pagano as West Region executive vice president of operations. He had been executive vice president of the Northeast Region. And Carolina Region executive vice president of operations Carol Hevey was promoted to executive vice president of the East Region. The Texas, Midwest and New York City regions are unaffected.
The moves were first reported by Multichannel News and were confirmed by Time Warner Cable.
• Adara picks Shenick for T&M
By Mike Robuck
Adara Networks has selected Shenick Network Systems’ test and measurement technology to validate and confirm its NPX platform. Adara is using Shenick’s diversifEye technology to emulate, test and measure its NPX (Network Path Xcelerator) platform, which comprises proprietary routing products that operate at the application layer for optimizing network performance and creating a virtual snapshot of network resources.
Shenick said diversifEye is the only test system in the market that can both emulate and analyze each and every application flow in real time, guaranteeing Adara a method of generating real users using real applications, and also a way to drill down to each and every individual user flow to pin-point quality of service and quality of experience issues.
“When you are dealing with mission-critical data for secure environments, even one customer disrupted is one customer too many,” said Robert Winters, chief marketing officer for Shenick.
• Sigma shares fall on signs of market share loss
By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Shares of Sigma Designs Inc. fell Wednesday after an analyst downgraded the chip maker on signs that it's losing greater-than-expected market share to rival Broadcom Corp.
Collins Stewart analyst John Vinh downgraded Sigma to "Sell" from "Hold," saying checks in the system indicate that Cisco and Motorola will buy chips exclusively from Broadcom next year for next-generation set-top boxes enabled to receive TV over the Internet.
The analyst said chip shipments for these set-top boxes account for half of Sigma's IPTV revenue. He expects a $60 million hit to Sigma's revenue in fiscal 2011 as a result of the market share loss.