Cable vet Al Johnson joined Xtend Networks as vp, technology and advanced architectures. Johnson was Cablevision’s dir of tech (’88-’92) and was instrumental in the MSO’s exploration of optical architectures and digital compression. — Starz elevated Gery English to vp, marketing comm. — Frances Manfredi was named svp, general sales manager for cable & non-theatrical sales, NBC Uni Domestic TV Distribution. — Terayon poached Motorola’s Matt Aden, tapping him as svp, worldwide sales/customer service.

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Ligado Raises Billions for 5G

Ligado Networks has successfully raised nearly $4bln in new capital as it pursues its plans to deploy a low-power terrestrial nationwide network in the L-band to

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