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Broadband Briefs for 12/11/09

Fri, 12/11/2009 - 7:00am

Bresnan promotes Pillai
By CED staff

Earlier this week, Bresnan Communications promoted Pragash Pillai to senior vice president of engineering and technology. Pillai joined Bresnan in 2006 as vice president of strategic engineering and was most recently vice president of engineering and technology.

In his new role, Pillai will oversee the company’s system engineering, network engineering, IT, regional engineering and video engineering functions.

During the last three years, Pillai has developed and guided the company’s strategic technology for voice, video and data services.

Moto sells MIRS to Altice Group
By Mike Robuck

Motorola announced yesterday that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Israel-based Motorola Integrated Radio System unit to European investor Altice Group. Financial terms of the sale weren’t available, and the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

Using Motorola’s iDEN technology, MIRS provides telecommunications offerings to a wide range of customers in Israel, including: health services, fire and rescue, and transportation.

Established in 1998, MIRS has been a subsidiary of Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Solutions business, which serves both commercial enterprises and government and public safety customers around the world. MIRS currently serves approximately 500,000 subscribers.

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•  SCTE introduces technical implication papers
•  GAO: FCC needs to improve oversight
•  Report: Broadband stimulus funds won't suffice
•  CEA plugs Plugfest
•  NAMIC announces new board members
•  Apple countersues Nokia over phone patents
•  Microsoft may speed up to $150M in Yahoo payments
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