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5G and the gig economy (Reader Forum)

The gig economy is defined as a labor market characterized by a prevalence of short-term contract and free lance work as opposed to permanent jobs. Of course, there has been a gig economy for as long as people have decided to trade skills for salt!...

AT&T and Verizon reach agreements with CWA

AT&T agreements will be submitted to union wireline workers for a vote; wireless workers still fighting AT&T and the Communications Workers of America said they have reached a tentative four-year settlement that covers more than 17,000 wireline workers in California and Nevada. CWA said the...

Tech titans take Texas legislators to task on immigration tough talk

Michael Dell, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, Tim Cook and others pen letter to Texas governor weighing in implications of immigration enforcement efforts Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Republican state lawmakers are taking a tough stance on immigration. Earlier this month, Abbott signed a law allowing police...

With revenue down, Cisco plans to cut 1,100 jobs

Wireless and security led Cisco revenues in Q3 2017 Networking vendor Cisco reported its quarterly financial results this week, showing revenue down for the quarter with an outlook of further declines. To help save money, the company will cut 1,100 jobs. This latest round of cuts...

#TBT: Sprint launches LTE Plus in NYC, 190 other markets; Verizon workers strike … this week in 2016

Sprint unveiled its spectrum-infused LTE Plus service in NYC and other markets, while Verizon wireline workers begin strike … 1 year ago this week. Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate...

T-Mobile loses labor fight

T-Mobile US may have to dissolve its employee representative group, T-Voice, after a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled T-Voice violates a 1935 law prohibiting company controlled labor unions. T-Voice is not the real voice of the T-Mobile US workforce, according to members of T-Mobile...

Verizon restructures operations, taps former Ericsson CEO Vestberg to run network and technology

Vestberg set to head Verizon Network and Technology division, with focus on carrier efforts on Wi-Fi, fiber, 4G and 5G technologies. Verizon Communications announced an operations restructuring focused on a trio of business segments, with former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg tapped to head...

AT&T, CWA continue labor negotiations following 1-day strike

Approximately 17,000 CWA members protested last week at AT&T locations across California and Nevada, which resulted in a quick settlement on worker claims. AT&T last week quickly reached an agreement with approximately 17,000 workers represented by the Communications Workers of Americas...

Nokia reorgs Mobile Networks biz, shuffles executives post-Alcatel-Lucent integration

Nokia set to split Global Services business from its Mobile Networks division and redraw executive responsibilities beginning April 1. Nokia is set for a major reshuffling of business operations, announcing plans to break its Mobile Networks business into a pair of separate operating...

Reader Forum: Why successful telecom leaders leverage the gig economy

The telecommunications market is ripe to take advantage of new workforce opportunities provided by the gig economy. Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with something meaningful to say...

Intel to add 3,000 jobs in Arizona, invest $7 billion

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich held a press conference in the Oval Office to announce the company's plan to invest $7 billion in its Fab 42 factory in Chandler, Arizona. Krzanich said Fab 42 will employ about 3,000 people in new, high-tech, high-paying jobs, while...

Semiconductor industry sheds jobs as companies consolidate

Eight multibillion dollar mergers announced within two years Automation is expected to bring big productivity gains to the U.S. economy, but it is also likely to eliminate quality jobs as machines take on more of the work done by humans. The industry driving automation is...

2017 Predictions: Mobile workforce to drive further enterprise change in 2017

Enterprises will be required to adjust operations in order to account for growing use and demand by an increasingly mobile workforce. Editor’s Note: With 2017 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from across the mobile telecommunications space on...

RCR Wireless News Top 100 stories of 2016 (Pt. 2)

Huawei surges; FCC moves on USF and 5G leadership, while scoring open internet victory; and Sprint pockets cash. Editor’s Note: Before we turn the page on 2016, we thought we would take a look back at the past 12 months by highlighting...

Ericsson reorg set to cut 1,600 jobs by year-end, accelerate costs

Ericsson said it was on track to slash a portion of total jobs cuts as part of massive reorganization, with associated costs pulled into 2016 results. Ericsson has moved on eliminating more than half of the 3,000 jobs it said was necessary...

Is a Sprint merger with T-Mobile back on the table?

Sprint and T-Mobile both saw their stock prices surge following commitment from Sprint and SoftBank Chairman Son for $50B, 50,000 job investment. SoftBank Chairman Masayoshi Son, who also holds the same title at subsidiary Sprint, said the Japan-based telecom giant plans to invest $50...

Salesforce and partners to drive nearly 500,000 jobs in India by 2020

IDC reports India's cloud computing market will grow at a 26% CAGR through 2020. San Francisco-based cloud computing firm Salesforce.com and its partners are looking to to drive nearly 500,000 jobs in the Indian market by 2020, India press reported. The reports note that...

Fujitsu to cut jobs in Europe to improve margins

Fujitsu said that it aims to cut 1,800 jobs in the U.K. Japanese IT equipment and services company Fujitsu has plans to cut nearly 1,800 jobs from its U.K. operation in a move to improve margins, international press reported, citing the firm’s chair for the...

Cloud developers hard to find in Japan, Korea and the UK

Cloud Foundry Foundation said the gap in cloud developer skills is threatening the firm’s digital transformation Companies in Japan, Korea and the United Kingdom are having trouble hiring cloud developers, Cloud Foundry Foundation’s Marketing & Research Head Devin Davis told RCR Wireless News. The executive said companies...

Linux Foundation launches online devops course in move to increase experience

The online course focused on devops follows the Linux Foundation’s work earlier this year on online classes targeting OpenStack The development and operations model is quickly becoming a central focus for companies looking to take advantage of software and information technology in order to increase...

#TBT: Sprint to partner with Cox on network; sued for $1B over ETF policy … this week in 2008

Cable television giant Cox said it would partner with Sprint on network plans, while $1B class-action lawsuit targets Sprint’s ETF policy … 8 years ago this week Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the...

Verizon customers call on FCC, White House funds smart cities … 5 things to know today

5 things to know today 1. Verizon Wireless is investigating customer complaints of surging data-use charges. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Federal Communications Commission saw a 10-fold increase last month in customer complaints about Verizon Wireless cellphone bills. The FCC is referring many of...

Verizon cuts 3,200 call center jobs as part of consolidation

Verizon is reportedly set to eliminate jobs at call centers across five states as part of broader streamlining of workforce Verizon Communications is reportedly set to close a handful of call centers across five states in a move expected to eliminate around 3,200 jobs. The move,...

AT&T to add jobs, invest in downtown Dallas headquarters complex

AT&T, with City of Dallas, DART and Downtown Dallas Inc., planning an 'urban-tech center' AT&T announced this week plans to revitalize its headquarters and surrounding area in south downtown Dallas, as well as plans to grow its local workforce, according to reports. According to the carrier,...

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