Personnel Category

Verizon Settles Dispute with Unions
May 31st 2016 - 01:20 GMT
A huge strike by Verizon's landline workers has come to a conclusion, with 36,000 staff returning to work later this week....more

Apple to Hire 4,000 Indian Staff to Boost Maps Service
May 24th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Apple has opened a new office in Hyderabad that will focus on development of Maps for its products. ...more

Canada Denies Immigration Visas to Huawei Employees
May 5th 2016 - 02:10 GMT
Canada's government is preparing to deny entry visa to two Huawei employees over concerns about spying by the company....more

Verizon Workers to Strike Over Contract Terms
April 12th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
Around 40,000 staff working for USA based Verizon are set to strike this week following months of negotiations over their employment contracts....more

Nokia Announces Plans for More Job Cuts
April 7th 2016 - 02:10 GMT
Nokia has announced sweeping job losses as the consequence of its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent....more

Telecom Italia Names New CEO Following Ousting of Predecessor
March 31st 2016 - 03:15 GMT
Telecom Italia has named Flavio Cattaneo has its new CEO, replacing Marco Patuano who was removed last week following clashes with the company's largest shareholder....more

Huawei to Boost Training of Saudis Ahead of Foreign Staff Ban
March 29th 2016 - 02:05 GMT
Huawei has announced that it plans to train around 100 Saudi locals in how to repair mobile phones, following a ruling that will ban foreigners from doing the work....more

Former Nokia Boss Joins Telstra
March 17th 2016 - 02:10 GMT
Stephen Elop, the former Microsoft to Nokia to Microsoft executive has taken up a role with Australia's Telstra....more

Etisalat's CEO Resigns with Immediate Effect
March 10th 2016 - 02:30 GMT
Etisalat Group's CEO, Ahmad Julfar has resigned from the company with immediate effect....more

Huawei to Speed Up Hiring of New Staff in Canada
March 9th 2016 - 02:50 GMT
Huawei has announced plans to spend C$303 million to add as many as 250 new research and development workers to its Ontario, Canada operations over the next two years....more

Micromax CEO Leaves the Company As Smartphone Sales Decline
March 4th 2016 - 02:00 GMT
The boss of India's second largest mobile phone manufacturer, Micromax has abruptly left the company, leaving a gap at the top of the firm....more

Optus Denies Plans to Cut 1,000 Staff
March 1st 2016 - 04:20 GMT
Australia's Optus has denied media reports that it is planning to cut around 1,000 staff as part of a cost cutting measure....more

200 Redundancies at BlackBerry
February 12th 2016 - 02:10 GMT
BlackBerry has made around 200 staff redundant at its Canadian headquarters, including BBM co-founder Gary Klassen....more

New Boss at Virgin Mobile's Middle-Eastern Ops
February 9th 2016 - 03:00 GMT
Virgin Mobile's middle-eastern operations have named Fouad Halawi as its new CEO, replacing Karim Benkirane....more

Virgin Media to Cut 900 UK Jobs
January 25th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
UK based Virgin Media is expected to make around 900 jobs redundant over the next couple of years....more

Vodafone Fined for Employee Bullying
January 19th 2016 - 02:15 GMT
Vodafone New Zealand has been ordered to pay an employee compensation after it was found to have discriminated against the person....more

Batelco Names New Group CEO
December 30th 2015 - 01:50 GMT
Batelco has announced the appointment of Ihab Hinnawi as its Group CEO. Mr. Hinnawi has held the role of Acting Group CEO since February 2015....more

New CEO Named for Vodafone Qatar
December 2nd 2015 - 02:25 GMT
Vodafone Qatar has appointed Ian Gray as its CEO with immediate effect, the Vodafone affiliate has announced. Ian Gray is currently the Chairman of Vodafone Egypt....more

Three Moves Call Centre Roles from India to Ireland
October 8th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
Hutchison 3G Ireland (Three) has completed the transition of all customer care calls from Mumbai to Ireland....more

Graphene Teams Up with Two-dimensional Crystals for Faster Data Communications
October 7th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Driven by the internet of things and 5G, data communication bandwidth is growing exponentially, thus requiring even faster optical detectors that can be integrated into photonic circuits....more

CWC's Chris Dehring Departs
September 28th 2015 - 03:15 GMT
Cable & Wireless Communications has announced that Chris Dehring, Chairman of LIME Jamaica and a member of the senior executive team, has decided to return to the forays of entrepreneurship...more

Senior Regulator Takes Over Top Job at China Mobile
August 23rd 2015 - 22:59 GMT
China Mobile announced on Monday that Shang Bing has replaced Xi Guohua as board chairman....more

Batelco Appoints Muna Al Hashemi As Bahrain CEO
August 11th 2015 - 04:00 GMT
Batelco Chairman Shaikh Hamad Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa has announced the confirmation of Muna Al Hashemi as Batelco Bahrain's CEO....more

Vodafone Announces 1,300 Job Cuts
July 29th 2015 - 02:25 GMT
Vodafone has announced that it plans to cut around 1,300 jobs at its Spanish operations, representing about a fifth of its workforce....more

Bharti Airtel Taps MTN Executive to Boost African Operations
July 6th 2015 - 23:03 GMT
Bharti Airtel has poached a senior MTN executive to head up some of its African operations....more

Huawei Names New Middle-East Head
July 6th 2015 - 22:49 GMT
Huawei has announced a new head for its operations in the Middle East, Charles Yang....more

Qualcomm Appoints Frank Meng As Chairman of Qualcomm China
June 22nd 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Qualcomm announced the appointment of Frank Meng as chairman of Qualcomm China and the departure of Xiang Wang, senior vice president and president of Qualcomm Greater China....more

Huawei to Train 1,000 African Students over the Next Five Years
June 16th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
Huawei says that over the next five years, 1,000 students across Africa will join its technical training program, Seeds for the Future, building ICT capabilities in Africa....more

Apple Promotes Jony Ive to Chief Design Officer
May 26th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
Apple has promoted the designer, Sir Jony Ive to head all its design processes across the entire organisation....more

BSNL Staff Shot During Militant Attack
May 25th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Three staff working for India's state-owned telco, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) north Kashmir have been shot during a militant attack....more

New CEO Named for Digicel Bermuda
May 14th 2015 - 23:02 GMT
Digicel Bermuda has announced that Chief Financial Officer, Robin Seale has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer replacing Alistair Beak ...more

Ericsson to Build New Research and Development Centre in Montreal
May 14th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Ericsson is to relocate its Montreal-based R&D and Services Centre to a new site, also in the same city. ...more

Slowing Down to Speed Up
May 5th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
What started as a grassroots effort among a few colleagues to meditate during the lunch hour has now grown into an officially supported 10-week long program at Intel....more

AT&T Fires Senior Exec Following Racial Slur
April 28th 2015 - 23:30 GMT
USA based AT&T has fired one of its company Presidents who had become the subject of a US$100 million lawsuit against the company following allegations of sending racially offensive images on his mobile phone....more

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