A fresh whiff of scandal surrounds Telekom Austria, where CEO Hannes Ametsreiter and former company officials are being investigated on suspicion of breach of trust, reports Reuters. The case centers, rather bizarrely, on what happened to the €1.4 million ($1.8 million) paid as Telekom Austria's rental of a Vienna theater to host public viewings of the 2008 European soccer championships. (See Telekom Austria Probes Huawei Deals and Telekom Austria Cites IPO Irregularities.)
Swisscom has revised its full-year EBITDA forecast for 2012 slightly downwards following a year-on-year 9.2 percent fall in net income from January to September. Net income for the first nine months reached 1.38 billion Swiss Francs ($1.45 billion), on revenues down 1.3 percent at CHF8.42 billion ($8.88 billion). (See Swisscom Makes CHF1.38B Profit Jan-Sept and Swisscom Announces Job Losses (& Gains).)
U.K.-based cable operator Virgin Media Inc. (Nasdaq: VMED) has launched Virgin TV Anywhere, an IPTV-on-the-go service available to view on laptops, tablets and smartphones. However, it only works with a fixed broadband or Wi-Fi connection, not 3G, so maybe "anywhere" is stretching it a bit. (See Virgin Launches TV Anywhere Service.)
Cable & Wireless Communications plc (London: CWC), the London-based operator with operations in the Caribbean and other sunny climes, saw its first-half EBITDA rise 2 percent year-on-year to $445 million, reports Reuters, despite a continuing decline in voice revenues.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.