Personnel Category

CTIA Names Former FCC Commissioner As New CEO
April 23rd 2014 - 19:23 GMT
A former Commissioner on the US telecoms regulator is taking over as the CEO of the mobile industry's own lobbying body, the CTIA....more

NSN Opens Two Offices in Myanmar
April 23rd 2014 - 10:40 GMT
Nokia Solutions and Networks says that it has just opened two new offices in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar....more

India Seeks to Relax Security Rules on Foreign Telcos
April 22nd 2014 - 14:40 GMT
India's Department of Telecom is pushing for a relaxation on the security clearance rules that can impede the appointment of senior managers to local mobile networks....more

Telecom Italia Names New Chairman and Board of Directors
April 17th 2014 - 17:50 GMT
Telecom Italia has shaken up its board of directors, appointing a new Chairman and reduced the dominance of Telefonica's control over the company....more

Airvana Names Former Nortel Exec As New CEO
April 16th 2014 - 17:00 GMT
Small cell vendor, Airvana has named Richard Lowe as its new CEO and president, effective immediately....more

Nokia Restates That Redundancy Plans for Indian Factory are Voluntary
April 16th 2014 - 08:40 GMT
Nokia has reitterated that its offer of voluntary redundancy at its Indian handset factory is voluntary and dismissed reports that staff are being forced to leave the company....more

Mozilla Names New Interim CEO to Lead Firefox Development
April 15th 2014 - 11:05 GMT
The Mozilla Foundation has named another company insider as its interim CEO as it recovers from the controversy over the appointment of its last short-lived leader....more

Vodafone Exec to Run Airtel's Ghana Mobile Network
April 15th 2014 - 10:20 GMT
Bharti Airtel's Ghana subsidiary has named a Vodafone executive as its new Managing Director....more

Former Telekom Austria Executives Cleared of Corruption Allegations
April 13th 2014 - 10:52 GMT
Two former executives at Telekom Austria have been cleared of corruption charges over allegations that they sold a building at a vastly undervalued price....more

Apple Denies Rumours of Rift Between Senior Managers
April 10th 2014 - 16:26 GMT
Apple has denied reports of a rift at the top of the company following the resignation of a senior company executive....more

Motorola Mobility Names Its New President
April 9th 2014 - 18:53 GMT
Motorola Mobility has announced that its new President and COO will be Rick Osterloh, with immediate effect....more

Telekom Austria;s CFO Leaves the Company Early
April 8th 2014 - 16:10 GMT
Telekom Austria Group has announced that its Chief Financial Officer Hans Tschuden has agreed to prematurely dissolve his contract by 31 May 2014....more

Thousands of Deutsche Telekom Staff to Strike
April 7th 2014 - 18:24 GMT
Thousands of employees at Germany's Deutsche Telekom are expected to go on strike this week as the Verdi trade union pressures the company to raise wages....more

Samsung USA Losing Several Senior Managers
April 7th 2014 - 10:30 GMT
Samsung's USA based operations appears to be losing managers with a number of senior resignations in the past few weeks....more

NSN Appoints Salvatore Maisano Head of Central East & West Africa
April 7th 2014 - 10:10 GMT
Nokia Solutions and Networks today announced the appointment of Salvatore Maisano (known as Sal) as head of Central East and West Africa (CEWA)....more

Ericsson's UK Managed Services Staff Accept Union Negotiated Pay Deal
April 6th 2014 - 11:41 GMT
Ericsson's UK employees working on a managed services contract for the O2 network have accepted a 2.5 percent pay increase, backdated to last April....more

Telenor Cuts Staff Numbers in Norway with Voluntary Redundancies
April 4th 2014 - 09:30 GMT
Telenor Norway has announced that as part of a cost-cutting measure, 182 staff have accepted an offer of voluntary redundancy at the company....more

Mozilla CEO Resigns After Just One Week
April 4th 2014 - 07:45 GMT
The short-lived controversy over the appointment of a new CEO at the Mozilla Foundation has come to a swift conclusion, after Brendan Eich chose to resign....more

After a Year of Looking, Batelco Names New Group CEO
April 3rd 2014 - 11:05 GMT
Bahrain based Batelco Group has named a new CEO, Mr. Alan Whelan, nearly a year after the company "separated" from its previous CEO....more

MTN Nigeria Transfers Network Staff to Ericsson and Huawei
April 2nd 2014 - 15:10 GMT
MTN's Nigerian operations has transferred 232 employees to Ericsson and Huawei as part of a network maintenance outsourcing agreement....more

A&T Looking to Hire 3,000 Sales Staff
April 2nd 2014 - 14:45 GMT
USA based AT&T has announced that it plans to hire more than 3,000 retail sales and sales management employees nationwide over the next several months....more

GSMA Director Named As CEO at Small Cells Forum
April 2nd 2014 - 11:24 GMT
The Small Cell Forum has named Sue Monahan as its new CEO. Sue is also Director for GSMA North America will support the Forum's existing Chairman and regional vice-Chairs...more

Former Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop to Head Microsoft's Devices Division
April 2nd 2014 - 09:15 GMT
Nokia Group's former CEO, and current head of its handset division, Stephen Elop is to take up the position as head of devices at Microsoft once Nokia completes the sale of the handsets division to Microsoft....more

Mozilla Directors Resign Following Appointment of New CEO
March 29th 2014 - 10:44 GMT
Half the board of directors at the not-for-profit group, Mozilla have resigned following the appointment of Brendan Eich as its new CEO....more

BlackBerry Sues Executive to Stop Him Leaving for Apple
March 28th 2014 - 10:10 GMT
BlackBerry is taking one of its one senior executives to stop him leaving the company to go and work for Apple....more

Nokia Factory Workers Threatening to Go on Hunger Strike
March 27th 2014 - 17:05 GMT
Employees at Nokia's huge handset assembly factory in Chennai are threatening to stage a hunger strike on the 31st March as they seek job security ahead of the sale of the factory to Microsoft....more

Mozilla Names Co_founder As New CEO
March 25th 2014 - 14:20 GMT
Mozilla, the open-source company that developed a web browser and now wants to have its own smartphone OS has named a new CEO....more

Huawei Slows Staff Employment Growth in Romania
March 24th 2014 - 17:30 GMT
Huawei is planning to hire an additional 200 staff to work in Romania, taking its total workforce to 1,000 employees by 2018....more

Net Mobile CEO Resigns With Immediate Effect
March 23rd 2014 - 13:56 GMT
Germany based mobile value added services provider, Net Mobile has announced that its CEO, Theodor Niehues has resigned, with immediate effect....more

NSN Opens Second Office in Nigeria to Support Local Sales
March 19th 2014 - 16:31 GMT
Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has announced the inauguration of a new office in Lagos, Nigeria, to expand its operations in the country....more

Verizon's CEO Gets 14% Pay Rise to $15.7 Million
March 18th 2014 - 10:05 GMT
The CEO of US giant, Verizon Communications secured a 14 percent pay rise last year, taking his total income to US$15.7 million....more

NSN's Rajeev Suri Expected to Be Named As Nokia CEO Shortly
March 14th 2014 - 11:10 GMT
Nokia is expected to name the head of its NSN division, Rajeev Suri as the new Group CEO once the sale of the handset division to Microsoft has been completed....more

Pressure on Telecom Italia to Let Shareholders Decide on New Chairman
March 11th 2014 - 17:50 GMT
Telecom Italia has confirmed that it has received a notice from a minority shareholder to review how it nominates its Chairman. ...more

Zain KSA Chairman Resigns with Immediate Effect
March 10th 2014 - 14:00 GMT
The Chairman of Zain's Saudi Arabian subsidiary, Mr. Fahad Ibrahim Al Dughaither has resigned for personal reasons....more

EE to Allow Trade Union Literature In Offices
March 10th 2014 - 10:50 GMT
UK based mobile network, EE has agreed to allow promotional material from the Communication Workers Union (CWU) displayed inside its buildings....more

Freescale Semiconductor Has 20 Employees on Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight
March 9th 2014 - 10:56 GMT
Freescale Semiconductor has confirmed that 20 of its employees were passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing....more

Corning Shifting Gorilla Glass Production to Cheaper South Korea
March 8th 2014 - 11:54 GMT
Corning -- the company that supplies the Gorillia Glass used in many smartphones -- has announced that it is shifting production from Japan to Korea....more

NSN's Russian LTE Base Station Factory Closed Down
March 8th 2014 - 10:55 GMT
A Russian factory producing LTE equipment for an NSN joint venture is reported to have closed after the company shifted production to Italy....more

Apple's CFO to Retire -- Replaced by Former NSN Executive
March 4th 2014 - 18:35 GMT
Apple's long-serving Chief Financial Officer is to retire from the company at the end of September, the company has confirmed....more

The Top-10 Best Selling Mobile Phones in February
March 3rd 2014 - 09:15 GMT
The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, releases its Top 10-list for February 2014....more