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  • Deutsche Telekom Open to T-Mobile USA merger

    Posted November 14, 2002 - 10:58 am

    Deutsche Telekom AG (DT) has decided not to sell its U.S. wireless subsidiary T-Mobile USA Inc. (formerly VoiceStream Wireless PLC) but is open to a merger, said newly appointed CEO Uwe-Kai Ricke.
  • Deutsche Telekom appoints new CEO

    Posted November 14, 2002 - 10:51 am

    The supervisory board of Deutsche Telekom AG (DT) has appointed Kai-Uwe Ricke as chief executive officer (CEO) of the German telecom giant, the company said Thursday.
  • ITU chief: 3G auctions represented heavy tax on telecom

    Posted November 14, 2002 - 10:39 am

    The head of the United Nations telecommunications agency has criticized the way the British and German governments handled the auctioning of frequency spectrum for third-generation (3G) cellular services and said their mishandling contributed to the severity of the problems gripping Europe's technology industry.
  • Capellas will also take chairman's job at WorldCom

    Posted November 13, 2002 - 2:03 pm

    Former Hewlett-Packard Co. President Michael Capellas may take over the posts of both chairman and CEO of WorldCom Inc., as the bankrupt telecommunications giant moves to purge itself of its scandal-tainted leadership, according to a new report.
  • WorldCom slashes hundreds of jobs in Asia

    Posted November 13, 2002 - 11:34 am

    Troubled telecommunications company WorldCom Inc. Wednesday slashed the jobs of more than 200 employees from its Sydney office.
  • Study: World telecom market set for 6 percent growth

    Posted November 13, 2002 - 11:07 am

    Global telecommunications revenue are growing at 6 percent per year and will rise from around US$1 trillion this year to $1.3 trillion in 2007, according to a report to be published next week by Pyramid Research Inc.
  • AOL Interactive Services head steps down

    Posted November 12, 2002 - 1:22 pm

    In a move that is likely to provide even more grist for the rumor mill, America Online Inc. Interactive Services President James de Castro is leaving the company, one month after launching the company's new software product.
  • Telcos must grasp new business models, execs say

    Posted November 12, 2002 - 10:19 am

    Can telecommunications providers offer more easily manageable, faster and cheaper services, especially in the wireless market? It's a tall order, but that's what they need to do if the want to escape their current doldrums, according to industry leaders meeting at the Seventh Annual Global Telecom Conference put on by investment bank UBS Warburg LLC.
  • Deutsche Telekom may name CEO from own ranks

    Posted November 11, 2002 - 12:50 pm

    Deutsche Telekom AG is expected to appoint a new chief executive officer at its supervisory board meeting on Thursday, a company spokesman said Monday.
  • Sweden expels Russian diplomats in Ericsson spy case

    Posted November 11, 2002 - 10:04 am

    Sweden has expelled two Russian diplomats in connection with a spy scandal at Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Sweden's foreign ministry said Monday.
  • HP President Capellas eyed as CEO of WorldCom

    Posted November 11, 2002 - 9:54 am

    Hewlett-Packard Co. President Michael Capellas tops the wish list of WorldCom Inc.'s search committee to succeed John Sidgmore as chief executive officer (CEO) of the bankrupt telecommunication company, The Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition on Monday.
  • Opposition grows to Global Crossing rescue plan

    Posted November 8, 2002 - 10:07 am

    U.S. law enforcement agencies have asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for more time to examine the implications of the US$250 million bankruptcy rescue of Global Crossing Ltd., while a major labor organization is pressing for the deal to be scrapped, according to documents on the FCC Web site.
  • Nokia licenses BlackBerry software

    Posted November 8, 2002 - 9:51 am

    Nokia Corp. has agreed to license the BlackBerry wireless e-mail software developed by Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) in a move to simplify messaging services for corporate customers, the companies announced Friday.
  • UPDATE: UK's Sendo drops Microsoft for Nokia

    Posted November 7, 2002 - 11:20 am

    U.K. cell phone maker Sendo Holdings PLC has chosen to license Nokia Corp. technology for its smart phones, dropping earlier plans to partner with Microsoft Corp., the company announced Thursday.
  • Germany's Mobilcom clashes with government

    Posted November 7, 2002 - 11:10 am

    The air is getting thinner by the day for financially troubled German wireless company Mobilcom AG. Failure to end an ongoing dispute between Mobilcom founder and former CEO Gerhard Schmid and the German government could send the mobile operator into insolvency any day now.
  • Cisco posts Q1 gain but remains cautious

    Posted November 7, 2002 - 10:28 am

    Cisco Systems Inc. Wednesday posted a net profit of US$618 million or $0.08 per share for the first quarter of its 2003 fiscal year, up from a loss of $268 million or $0.04 per share in the same quarter a year ago.
  • Manufacturers agree on W-CDMA royalties

    Posted November 6, 2002 - 2:11 pm

    Mobile manufacturers NTT DoCoMo Inc., Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Nokia Corp. and Siemens AG have come to an agreement regarding intellectual property rights (IPR) and the assessment of royalty rates on the use of W-CDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) technology, the companies announced Wednesday.
  • WorldCom touts steps to rebuild its integrity

    Posted November 4, 2002 - 6:16 pm

    Bankrupt telecommunications service provider WorldCom Inc. Monday laid out several steps it has taken to uncover all of its past financial problems and prevent more in the future.
  • KPN buys Belgian KPNQwest network

    Posted November 1, 2002 - 9:55 am

    Koninklijke KPN NV has reached an agreement to buy the Belgian network of bankrupt KPNQwest NV, the Dutch carrier said Thursday.
  • WiFi group lays out better wireless security

    Posted October 31, 2002 - 10:41 am

    The organization that certifies wireless LAN products under the WiFi name unveiled new specifications Thursday for how vendors should make their products more secure.
  • Qwest losses continue in third quarter

    Posted October 30, 2002 - 5:54 pm

    The red ink continues to flow as Qwest Communications International Inc. reported another losing quarter Wednesday. The company lost $214 million in the third quarter compared with a loss of $142 million ($.09 per share) in the third quarter of 2001.
  • CDMA to propel wireless Internet market

    Posted October 30, 2002 - 3:34 pm

    Despite pessimism from some industry watchers, the wireless Internet and messaging market is expected to fire up over the next few years, fueled by telecommunication carriers offering CDMA technologies, according to a report released Wednesday by market research firm In-Stat/MDR.
  • Vivendi rejects

    Posted October 30, 2002 - 11:34 am

    Vivendi Universal SA on Tuesday said Vodafone Group PLC's
  • HP hints at new software strategy

    Posted October 30, 2002 - 11:04 am

    Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to announce a new software roadmap next month that will provide information on its plan to marry a variety of disparate product lines, according to a top executive at the company.
  • Qwest to take a $34.8 billion charge

    Posted October 29, 2002 - 12:20 pm

    Qwest Communications International Inc. will take a goodwill impairment charge of about US$24 billion and an additional $10.8 billion charge due to the reduced value of its network, customer lists and technology, the company said.
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