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AT&T Wireless CEO Retiring

The president and CEO of AT&Ts wireless division, Stan Sigman, said Thursday he is retiring after 42 years with the company. He will be replaced by Ralph de la Vega, a former COO of the wireless unit, effective immediately. Sigman will stay with the company through the end of the year to ensure a smooth […]

EarthLink will not Further Fund Helio

Glitz-and-glamour MVNO Helio LLC will receive up to $270 million in fresh capital from parent company SK Telecom, it was reported today. But the Korean giant will fly solo; Helios other parent, EarthLink Inc., which previously reported Helio as a drag on its finances, has no plans to further fund its MVNO offspring, it said. […]

Google CFO to Retire

Google Inc. said Tuesday Chief Financial Officer George Reyes is retiring. The 53-year-old will remain at the Internet giant to assist in the search for his replacement and to help ease the transition. Google said it expects a new CFO to be in place by the end of the year. Reyes, who has been with […]

Celebrity Sightings!

While youre in D.C., stop by the National Zoo to visit one of D.C.s most famous celebrities Tai Shan!

Is Bigger Better?

Theres a scene in the animated movie Iron Giant where the 50-foot-tall, metal-eating extraterrestrial robot is blown apart. Each arm, leg, nut and bolt has a homing beacon that recalls them back to the machines head and body, allowing it to rebuild anew. This same thing seems to be happening in the telecom industry with […]

AT&T-SBC Pact Threatens Demise of Competitors Giant Lobbyist

The competitive wireline industry could lose its heavyweight champion before the FCC and on Capitol Hill: AT&T Corp. AT&T has been a lobbying machine fighting for the rights of competitors to access the local networks controlled by the regional Bell phone companies. Now, Old Ma Bells feisty rival will be its parent if the federal […]

Merger Creates Wholesale Voice Giant

Posted: 12/2003 Merger Creates Wholesale Voice Giant By Josh Long Teleglobe International Holdings Ltd. says it plans to acquire ITXC Corp. in a stock agreement, creating what Teleglobe President and Chief Executive Liam Strong claims will be the largest wholesale voice carrier in the world. That claim is plausible, says Stephan Beckert, research director with […]

A Giant Leap for Bell-kind

Posted: 6/2003 A Giant Leap for Bell-kind The Bell companies nearly have sewn up approvals to provide in-region long-distance services — down to seven from 13 at the end of 2002. After receiving approval from New Mexico, Oregon and South Dakota in mid-April, Qwest Communications International Inc. is seeking such permission in only two states, […]

Carrier Channel: Nacchio Resigns

Posted: 07/2002 Nacchio Resigns; Notebaert Takes Qwest’s Helm By Josh Long The man who led Qwest Communications International Inc. from an upstart telephony company into a global communications giant, Joseph P. Nacchio, resigned June 16 as the firm’s chairman and CEO. Joseph P. Nacchio Like many telecommunications companies today, Qwest faces a multitude of problems […]

Not Necessarily News

Posted: 11/2000 Overheard … … at the AgENt Conference and Expo in New Orleans … "As complicated as [wireless] seems, remember it’s simply radio. I call it Marconi in the millennium." –Keith Ferris, FerrisCom (www. ferriscom.com) /I> Play Ball Rogers Communications Inc. (www. rogers.com) has agreed to purchase a controlling interest in Toronto Blue Jays […]

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