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Headcount: Blood Transfusions
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11/9/2007  |  Post a comment
AlcaLu and Tellabs need new blood, WooMe saves lives, and Ron Nelson is lying on a beach somewhere
Headcount: Wrong Way Huawei
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3/15/2007  |  3 comments
Volpi boards at Clearwire, Cisco optical giant leaves, Tekelec sells a wreck, and Huawei recruiters baffle a notable networking biggie
Headcount: Union Blues
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7/21/2006  |  2 comments
Convergence clobbers RBOC union jobs; Mangrove and Caspian cut; 2Wire looks for a new CEO, and much more
Headcount: Lurch Engines
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4/12/2006  |  2 comments
Google and Yahoo troll for video talent, Verilink reads from Chapter 11, BellSouth spares a few managers, and much more
Headcount: Plentiful & Hard to Get
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3/2/2006  |  1 comment
Spirent cuts in marketing, Anschutz leaves Qwest, Huber gets paid, Nortel adds more GE-men, and the jobs outlook is as confusing as ever
Headcount's Top Five in '05
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1/4/2006  |  2 comments
We highlight the top personnel stories in 2005 and look at breaking news from Redback, C-COR, Finisar, and Comptel
Headcount: Grinch Patrol
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12/2/2005  |  3 comments
Savvis pays its former CEO, Nortel's execs await the axe, we ponder Acme Packet's latest hire, and YOU can help expose a grinch
Headcount: More Deep Cuts
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11/4/2005  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading hires again, Tellabs promotes DeWilde Man, DT performs a German layoff, and Lucent retirees try to get even
Headcount: Telecom Refugees
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8/8/2005  |  5 comments
Executives take a leave from telecom, Tellabs loses HR VP, UTStarcom execs surface at Caspian, and MCI hangs up on telemarketers
Headcount: A Cooler Crowd
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7/13/2005  |  1 comment
Staff shuffling at Reef Point Systems, UTStarcom, Megisto, Mahi, and Nortel
Looking at M&A Aftermath
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5/19/2005  |  370 comments
Laurel exits, Ciena cuts in Canada, Cisco gets a startup soldier, and much more
Headcount: Synergy Qwest
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5/5/2005  |  Post a comment
Quarry changes heads, Qwest counts bodies, Intel loses a network processor man, Salira finds a home, and more
Notes From Naperville
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3/15/2005  |  Post a comment
Tellabs buries more bods; Juniper hits headcount high; LR's Lucent scoop comes home to roost
Vendor Vivisection
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3/2/2005  |  11 comments
Vendor Vivisection
Meriton gets a CEO, Allied Telesyn sends mixed signals, AT&T workers stay home
Great Googly Moogly!
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1/7/2005  |  1 comment
Great Googly Moogly!
Google wants to rule the world, Broadwing's brass get bonuses, and another Ciena exec takes off
Cutting the Fat (Really)
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11/10/2004  |  Post a comment
SBC cuts; Axiowave cuts; Verizon cuts, then adds; something's amiss at Network Elements
Job Count Friday
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10/26/2004  |  14 comments
Telecom jobs still tumbling; Ciena moves on marketing; Fultz falls at RBN; Allied Telesyn shakes things up
Morale Fatale
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8/20/2004  |  4 comments
Telcordia survey singes management, Sonus eyes SBC, and Charley hits Florida jobs and phones
Buy vs Lure
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6/22/2004  |  4 comments
Buy vs Lure
Sentito hires former Pelago chief, Polaris loses two execs, Kirana kisses off, and much more
Family Time
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5/11/2004  |  20 comments
Family Time
Ciena shuffles, Polaris outsources, Vivace guys roll, and much more
Full Moon
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4/7/2004  |  7 comments
Full Moon
MCI blames 'Do Not Call' registry, Lucent cuts in China, Ericsson promotes VPs, and much more
Outlawing Offshoring?
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3/17/2004  |  6 comments
Outlawing Offshoring?
Scandal looms at Nortel, Ciena cuts 40, FutureWei shuffles sales force, and Headcount initiates 'Average Joe' contest
Man-Eating Holiday
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3/3/2004  |  Post a comment
Ciena restructuring rumors persist, Wolters quits Sentito, Pagani leaves Nortel, and Hyperchip cuts some staff
FCC Eyes Action Jackson
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2/6/2004  |  Post a comment
Clarendon closes, Leopold leaves Merrill Lynch, Alltel & MCI keep cutting, OFC gets more international
Laying Off Layoffs
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1/22/2004  |  Post a comment
France Telecom swings le axe, Ceterus and Valor nip & tuck, and Pedestal gets more funding
Job Makers, Deal Breakers
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1/14/2004  |  4 comments
Gluon comes unglued, Coriolis cuts, Luminous looks for a CEO, and Ishoni can't outlast its outsourcing woes
Less Is More
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12/31/2003  |  Post a comment
Dacom gets a new chief, Cicada to shrink after acquisition, and Emperative employees write some wrongs
Company Makeover
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12/16/2003  |  2 comments
Big carriers cut back, Valo vets get jobs, Photuris trolls for partners, and much more
Viva Lost Wages
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12/8/2003  |  10 comments
Corning closes plants, Alcatel chops US jobs, and Gluon CFO says, 'See ya!'
Offshoring, Dude!
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11/21/2003  |  2 comments
More Jobs go overseas, Onetta loses a CEO, Photuris furloughs, Riverstone turnover is not a kind of dessert
Cabin Pressure
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10/30/2003  |  1 comment
JDSU sells a jet, Westwave waves goodbye, Optical Solutions trims, and Redback takes a whack
For the Masses
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10/1/2003  |  12 comments
Mass layoffs continue, Hatteras can't keep a CEO, LightCross loses its COO, and Lucent tries to calm pensioners
It's Uncle Sam's Fault
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9/24/2003  |  Post a comment
SBC protests, Motorola board rebels, Corvis/Broadwing executive ranks to grow
Buddy Can You Share a Line?
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9/18/2003  |  Post a comment
SBC whines (and cuts jobs), Tellabs asks for volunteers, Sprint outsources, and Entrisphere is 'not engaging'
More Cuts Coming
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9/11/2003  |  Post a comment
The recession ain't really over, Ciena and Cisco keep cutting, and Metro-Optix sells itself, post mortem
Labor Daze
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8/26/2003  |  2 comments
Verizon talks continue, Cindana Turkatte resurfaces, Ceterus ramps up, and GSI saves the etalons
Survey Sez
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8/6/2003  |  Post a comment
Tellabs, BellSouth outsource; Verizon labor talks continue; and the rumor mill is spinning out of control
Job Market Blues
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7/15/2003  |  Post a comment
Agility cuts, Jim Fultz joins RBN, Sycamore VP leaves, and Chiaro moves house
Memo Minder
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6/11/2003  |  Post a comment
Agogbua resurfaces, T-Networks and Continuum make cuts, and Bandwidth9 changes markets
Viva la Cinco de Mayo!
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5/7/2003  |  5 comments
Procket, CopperCom, and others make cuts, while Pelago and Transparent sell their assets
Behold! A Wooly Yak!
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4/8/2003  |  Post a comment
Brecis, Ciena, and LSI Logic make cuts. Corning's Ipswich plant may be saved. And UPT buys W2Networks
Give Me Liberty!
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4/2/2003  |  Post a comment
Tellabs prepares to cut, Mahi hires sales muscle, Nortel vet founds a startup, and Jedai is not dead yet
I'll Strike if You Fire Me!
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3/19/2003  |  Post a comment
Nettest workers strike to avert layoff (huh?), Allegro waltzes off, Caspian cuts again, others lose top dogs


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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

7|5|17   |   6:00   |   (2) comments


By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends

7|4|17   |   12:59   |   (0) comments


Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
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Playing it safe can only get you so far. Sometimes the biggest bets have the biggest payouts, and that is true in your career as well. For this radio show, Caroline Chan, general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division of the Network Platform Group at Intel, will share her own personal story of how she successfully took big bets to build a successful career, as well as offer advice on how you can do the same. We’ll cover everything from how to overcome fear and manage risk, how to be prepared for where technology is going in the future and how to structure your career in a way to ensure you keep progressing. Chan, a seasoned telecom veteran and effective risk taker herself, will also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air.