Denver -- Jim McComb, a former executive with Antec Corp.,
said last week that his new manufacturers' representative and distribution firm, WMC
Enterprises, is operational in its new southeast Denver headquarters.
WMC represents Trilogy Communications, AWC/US Fiber Optics,
Reltec, Lorian Powering and Reltec Services, a provider of turnkey services to
McComb, president of WMC, said negotiations are also
underway with other vendors of voice and data products.
'The communications market activity in the Rocky
Mountain region is continuing to grow, and businesses continue to relocate here,'
McComb said. 'These factors have allowed us to experience an exciting growth'
over the last year of operation, he added.
Former CNI Execs
Form Broadband Inc.
McLean, Va. -- Three executives formerly with Community
Networks Inc., the turnkey high-speed data company that closed its doors last year,
resurfaced under a new name: Broadband Inc.
The principals of the new company include: Randy Hartnett,
who was president of CNI, and who will retain that title at Broadband Inc.; Cynthia
Gilmer, formerly CNI's director of engineering; and Susan Miller, formerly CNI's
director of customer support.
The company will provide data services including network
design, business-process development, customer and field support and network operations.
IBS Will Provide
Billing for BellSouth
Rancho Cordova, Calif. -- International Billing Services, a
division of CableData, has signed a multiyear deal to provide billing statements for
BellSouth Entertainment's wireless-television operation.
BellSouth launched its home-entertainment service in
November in New Orleans, and it will expand this year in Atlanta and Orlando,
Jacksonville, Daytona and Miami, Fla.
San Francisco -- NetChannel Inc. launched its Web-enhanced
television service in Canada last week, providing service in and around 10 cities
nationwide, including Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver, British Columbia
The service will be delivered over RCA's Network
Computer, manufactured by Thomson Consumer Electronics Inc. and initially sold through
FutureNet Online, a network of independent distributors.
The NC will be sold at 'FutureShop,'
Canada's largest retail consumer-electronics chain.
Com21 Signs Worldwide
Deal with Siemens AG
Milpitas, Calif. -- Com21 Inc. will integrate its
'ComUNITY' cable-modem system into Siemens AG's 'MultiLink'
access product, the companies said last week.
The deal gives Siemens AG worldwide distribution rights to
Com21's system, but it is not exclusive, executives said.
Siemens' MultiLink product family includes copper,
coaxial, fiber and wireless solutions.
NextLevel to Buy
Chicago -- NextLevel Systems Inc., which next month will
change its name back to General Instrument Corp., last week acquired Fuba Communications
Systems GmbH, a German cable-TV-equipment manufacturer.
Fuba will be integrated with GI's European operations,
headquartered in Berkshire, United Kingdom, as a wholly owned subsidiary. Financial terms
were not disclosed.
Anthony White, vice president and general director of
NextLevel, said in a statement, 'Acquiring such a reputable European manufacturer is
a major step forward in consolidating our position in Europe.'
Interestingly, Henk Hanselaar, formerly president of San
Diego-based TV/COM International, was listed on the press release as the Fuba contact.
Hanselaar could not be reached for comment at press time.