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Seven challenges to expanding the broadband workforce

The telecom industry is facing a workforce crunch as its networks transform: With increased reliance on software for network functions and management, new skillsets are in demand. With 5G deployments well underway and scaling, technicians who can properly and efficiently install fiber, power and...

Boingo Wireless reorganizing, cutting 80 positions

Boingo to focus on DAS, carrier offload, military and multifamily housing According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and based on comment by the company, Boingo Wireless is dividing its business between “core” and “legacy” units. Along with this shift, the...

Cisco recommits $5 billion to 5G, prepares employees for next gen jobs

5G is going to have a major impact on the job market, say Cisco Cisco has been focusing its 5G energy on the enterprise side of things, and just last week recommitted on its plan to invest $5 billion in 5G during the next three years.   “Enterprises...

FCC Commissioner: 5G requires 20,000 tower technicians

5G will support 22 million jobs by 2035, researchers say Brendon Carr, a commissioner on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, sees community colleges as key to developing the workforce needed to efficiently deploy 5G in the U.S. And, according to remarks he made last week,...

T-Mobile US focus on customer care could create 5,600 new jobs post-Sprint merger

T-Mobile US refined focus on customer care earns J.D. Power recognition In August last year T-Mobile US launched "Team of Experts," its answer to the ubiquitous complaints about poor customer care from telecom companies. Now the operator, looking to win approval from lawmakers for its...

Union sues AT&T over alleged “massive layoffs”

"AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has been one of the strongest supporters of the recently-passed tax plan, promising to use the massive corporate tax cuts for investments that would create thousands of middle class jobs," a statement from the Communications Workers of America says. "By...

Ericsson shares surge on earnings

Ericsson shares surged almost 10% Friday morning as investors rallied around news that the company's core networks business is becoming more profitable. The company reported overall revenue of $5.9 billion for the quarter, and a net loss of half a billion dollars. Network products...

Who’s hiring field test engineers?

Field test engineers help ensure that wireless networks are operating smoothly and efficiently, and help design and assure the performance of new networks and network features. According to Glassdoor.com, the national average salary for a field test engineer is nearly $73,000. Indeed.com pegs 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...

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...

CWA members vote for strike against AT&T with current contract set to expire

Labor union CWA said 93% of AT&T wireless retail employees, call center workers and technicians authorized a strike when current contract expires Feb. 11. Update: Story updated with further comments from AT&T. A majority of AT&T workers represented by the Communications Workers...

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...

Sprint to ‘bring back’ 5,000 jobs to U.S.

Sprint said its jobs plan is tied to a recent agreement between chairman Masayoshi Son and President-elect Donald Trump, with focus on customer care, sales. Sprint looks set to reverse course on its recent history of job cuts and outsourcing, announcing plans to “bring...

AT&T and CWA reach tentative labor deal for DirecTV employees

Proposed union labor contract between AT&T and CWA covers thousands of DirecTV workers at five call centers. AT&T said it reached labor deals with the Communications Workers of America covering approximately 2,000 employees of the telecom operator’s DirecTV subsidiary. The tentative agreements,...

Intel’s new IoT chief brings entrepreneurial background

Intel is hiring ARM's EVP of strategy, Tom Lantzsch, to head up "internet of things" initiatives for the world's largest chipmaker. ARM and Intel are bitter rivals when it comes to designing cores for mobile processors, a market ARM has dominated for years. Lantzsch...

Mobility set to power growth in global connected workforce

Advances in network technology and applications are expected to support a surge in the global connected workforce, according to Strategy Analytics. Wireless communications continues to infiltrate and empower the enterprise market, enabling employees – for good or bad – to always be connected...

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...

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,...

Verizon cuts jobs at retail locations on heels of labor pact

Verizon admits to cutting an undisclosed number of jobs at retail locations connected with combining in-store duties Verizon Communications has reportedly slashed jobs at retail locations, with a union representative claiming the number could be in the thousands. According to ABC News, Verizon has confirmed that...

Analyst Angle: Ericsson layoffs have widespread and longterm implications

Recently, Ericsson has made two major announcements regarding workforce reductions. One was related to the closing down of manufacturing in Sweden for wireless telecom equipment, which would result in lost jobs for 3,000 people. The latest is just an overall restructuring with another 900...

AT&T and CWA team up to fight Google

As Google stakes a claim to utility poles, union workers worry about job security AT&T is fighting to keep Google from changing the rules in cities targeted for Google Fiber, and the telecom giant's union workers are keeping a close eye on the battle. AT&T...

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