Roshan D’souza joins iNovo Broadband as VP, GM APAC

MUMBAI: iNovo Broadband, which provides next generation CPE‘s to the market, has appointed Roshan D’souza as vice president and GM for Asia Pacific.

D’souza comes in from Hathway Cable & Datacom, where he was president – broadband. Prior to joining Hathway in September 2010, he was with Scientific Atlanta / Cisco.

iNovo was founded by Jack Miller and Himanshu Parikh in 2011. Miller also founded N2 broadband which he later sold to Tandberg Television (now part of Ericsson) for $130 million. Parikh started in 2000 the standard base CPE business in Scientific Atlanta (later acquired by Cisco) and after 11 years generated over $1 billion in annual sales.

Miller is CEO, while Parikh is CTO at the company. “We currently have on board a full team of marketing and engineering experts in the CPE business, most of them coming from Scientific Atlanta / Cisco,” D’souza said.

“We are seeing that worldwide deployment of video and IP based digital set-top boxes and modems are continuing to expand, with a market over $10 billion,” he further added.

iNovo will offer a full line of CPE products, such as digital STBs for cable, satellite and IPTV service providers besides DOCSIS 2.0 and 3.0 modems and residential gateways.

iNovo is discussing its products with several Asia Pacific customers and plans to ship its first products mid-to-late summer of this year. “We can bring to the market our combined team experience, from partner’s relationship like Contract manufactures, CAS vendors, chipset vendors and customer relationship,” emphasised D’souza.

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