Personnel Category

Nokia Names Exec to Drive Alcatel-Lucent Takeover
April 20th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Nokia has announced the appointment of Jorg Erlemeier as the Integration Planning Head for the integration of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent to follow the proposed combination of the two companies....more

Digicel Names New CEO for Grenada Subsidiary
April 16th 2015 - 04:42 GMT
Digicel Grenada has announced the appointment of Ciarán Burke as its Chief Executive Officer. ...more

Majority of Telecoms Firms Set to Create New Roles in 2015
April 15th 2015 - 04:46 GMT
The Barclays Employers' Survey 2015, which questioned 666 UK businesses on a range of employment-related topics, has revealed that 72% of telecoms companies surveyed will be creating new roles. ...more

Huawei Accused of Poaching Staff from Samsung
April 15th 2015 - 02:09 GMT
Huawei is reportedly poaching long-serving Samsung engineers with offers of lucrative pay deals and benefits if they move to China....more

Ericsson Announces More Than 2,200 Job Redundancies
March 16th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Ericsson has announced plans to cut around 2,200 jobs from its workforce, mostly in Sweden, and mainly in R&D and Supply....more

Vodafone to Adopt Global Standard for Maternity Leave
March 11th 2015 - 02:10 GMT
By the end of 2015, women working at all levels across Vodafone's 30 operating companies will be offered at least 16 weeks fully paid maternity leave,...more

Bouygues Denies Reports of CEO's Death
March 1st 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The French telecoms and construction conglomerate, Bouygues was forced into putting out a statement over the weekend denying that its Chairman and CEO Martin Bouygues had died....more

Huawei to Invest $500 Million into Ontario over Next 5 Years
November 4th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
Huawei has announced it will make a significant new long-term investment in the Province of Ontario to support the expansion of Huawei's Canadian R&D and business operations....more

Ericsson Pulls out of the Modem Business, Around 1,000 Staff Affected
September 22nd 2014 - 00:10 GMT
Ericsson has announced it will discontinue future development of modems and shift parts of resources in modems to radio network R&D....more

New CEO Named for Orange Kenya
September 11th 2014 - 01:50 GMT
Orange Kenya has announced that Vincent Lobry is taking over as the company's new CEO, replacing Mickael Ghossein,...more

Report: Apple Supplier Exploits And Endangers Safety Of 20,000 Workers
September 8th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
A factory in Suqian, China making iPhone and iPad parts was found to have a number of serious health and safety, environmental, and human rights violations, ...more

Sprint Confirms Departure of CEO from the Company
August 6th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
In a statement that was as short in meaningful facts as it was momentous, USA based Sprint confirmed rumours that its CEO, Dan Hesse is leaving the company....more

Vodafone Exec Charged with Theft
July 23rd 2014 - 23:40 GMT
A former executive at Vodafone Ireland has been charged with stealing nearly EUR2 million from the company over a four-year period....more

BlackBerry Appoints Marty Beard As COO
July 22nd 2014 - 06:19 GMT
BlackBerry has named Marty Beard as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. ...more

Microsoft to Slash 18,000 Jobs at Nokia Handset Division
July 17th 2014 - 12:48 GMT
Rumours of mass redundancies at the former Nokia handset division now owned by Microsoft have been confirmed, and are even deeper than the rumours had hinted at....more

Former Mobilink CEO Joins GSM Association
July 17th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
The former CEO of Pakistan's Mobilink and now an independent telecom consultant Zouhair Abdul Khaliq has joined the GSM Association as its Mobile for Development's Managing Director....more

BlackBerry Closes German Mobile Gaming App Team
July 14th 2014 - 02:05 GMT
BlackBerry is closing down a German division, Scoreloop, which helped mobile developers manage billing functions in their apps....more

Samsung Suspends Trade with Chinese Factory Accused of Child Labour
July 13th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Samsung Electronics has suspended dealing with a Chinese supplier following a report last week by a USA based labour-rights watchdog that the supplier was using child labour....more

Urban Airship CEO Steps Down Following Assault Allegations
July 9th 2014 - 23:25 GMT
The CEO of the USA based text messaging provider, Urban Airship has stepped down from the role following allegations of sexual assault....more

Ericsson Opens Fourth Indian GNOC
July 9th 2014 - 00:05 GMT
Ericsson is expanding its Global Network Operations Center in India by opening a fourth site in Kolkata, complementing the existing sites in Noida, Gurgaon and Bangalore....more

Pioneering Architect of Soviet-era Computing
June 28th 2014 - 01:05 GMT
One of the pioneers of supercomputing during the Soviet-era, who also happens to be a former champion mountain climber, has been working in the computing industry for 60 years, including the last 10 at Intel, but he's not quite ready to retire....more

Virgin Media to Axe 130 Jobs in Birmingham and Bradford
June 18th 2014 - 02:20 GMT
The UK's Virgin Media's is cutting around 130 jobs from its services division in Birmingham and Bradford and will be outsourcing the roles to Bangalore, India. ...more

Nokia Reducing Handset Production at Indian Factory
June 18th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
Nokia has reduced handset production at its Sriperumbudur, India factory due to reduced orders from Microsoft....more

VimpelCom Names New CEO for Ukrainian Subsidiary
June 18th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
Russia's VimpelCom has announced that Peter Chernyshov is to take over as CEO of its Ukrainian subsidiary, Kyivstar....more

Huawei Replaces Its Head of Mobile Phones in the USA
June 17th 2014 - 03:35 GMT
Huawei has announced the appointment of Mr. Zhiqiang Xu as President of Huawei Device USA....more

UK's EE to Hire 300 Customer Care Staff
June 13th 2014 - 07:30 GMT
UK based mobile network operator, EE has announced the creation of 300 new jobs in Derby, which currently has a youth unemployment rate of 21 percent....more

Senior Twitter Executive Resigns Following Reports of Boardroom Dispute
June 13th 2014 - 04:18 GMT
Twitter's Chief Operating Officer has resigned from the company, reportedly after a disagreement with the company's CEO....more

Bouygues Telecom Announces 1,500 Job Losses
June 11th 2014 - 23:45 GMT
France's Bouygues Telecom has announced that it is cutting just over 1,500 jobs in a cost cutting measure that it says is designed to \"secure an independent future\". ...more

Ericsson's Indian Workforce Larger Than Its Swedish One
June 10th 2014 - 05:50 GMT
Sweden based Ericsson now has more staff working for it based in India than it does in its home country, it has been revealed....more

Telefonica Czech Republic Names New CEO Following Takeover by Local Businessman
June 10th 2014 - 02:20 GMT
Telefonica Czech Republic has named a new CEO following the recent purchase of a 65.9% in the company by billionaire businessman Petr Kellner's PPF Group. ...more

Facebook Hires PayPal President to Run Messaging Division
June 10th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
Facebook has managed to hire the President of PayPal, David Marcus to head up development of its own in-house messaging services....more

Huawei to Open an Additional R&D Facility in the UK
June 10th 2014 - 00:40 GMT
Huawei has announced plans to open a new R&D centre in Bristol, in the South-West of the UK....more

Cable & Wireless Communications Names New Chief Financial Officer
June 9th 2014 - 04:40 GMT
Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) has named Perley McBride as its mew Chief Financial Officer....more

Ericsson Names Three New Regional Managers
June 3rd 2014 - 23:40 GMT
Ericsson has shaken up its management a bit, and appointed three new heads of regions....more

Former Siemens Division to Cut 3,800 Jobs
June 3rd 2014 - 01:15 GMT
Unify, formerly known as Siemens Enterprise Communications has announced plans to halve its workforce, resulting in around 3,800 job losses. ...more

Amobee CEO Resigns, Replaced by Chief Ops Officer
June 1st 2014 - 03:10 GMT
The mobile advertising agency, Amobee has announced that its CEO, Trevor Healy has resigned, although he will stay with the company as an advisor for the next few months....more

Ericsson to Grow Silicon Valley Presence with New Campus
May 28th 2014 - 07:45 GMT
Ericsson has announced the construction of a new campus in California, USA. The new campus will consolidate Ericsson's Silicon Valley operations, bringing together approximately 2,000 Ericsson staff ...more

Zain Replaces Manager at Lebanese Subsidiary with Immediate Effect
May 25th 2014 - 03:45 GMT
Zain has replaced the General Manager at its managed services in Lebanon with immediate effect....more

Foxconn Employees Charged with Bribery
May 23rd 2014 - 03:45 GMT
Five former employees at assembly giant, Foxconn have been indicted by Taiwan prosecutors for taking bribes to promote some component suppliers over others....more

Elektrobit to Lay-Off 90 Staff for 90 Days
May 22nd 2014 - 02:20 GMT
Elektrobit says that it is making 90 staff temporarily redundant as part of a cost cutting exercise....more