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The Telecom Digest for March 2, 2012
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Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 00:14:55 -0600 From: Dave Garland <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Crossbar exchange in Kaliningrad Message-ID: <email@example.com> Some pictures of a Soviet-era crossbar telephone exchange. http://englishrussia.com/2012/02/29/automatic-telephone-exchange-in-kaliningrad/#more-93989 -or- http://tinyurl.com/829gehw ***** Moderator's Note ***** According to Wikipedia, Kaliningrad is a Russian enclave, between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:34:33 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: I'm looking for telephone museums in the Carolinas and Tennessee Message-ID: <20120301173433.GA315@telecom.csail.mit.edu> I'll be flying into Charlotte, NC on March 22: I and my wife will be looking for homes in the Carolinas and Tennessee. In case of rainy days or other unexpected events, I'd like to know if there are any telephone museums in the areas we'll be travelling, which is roughly a circle with Charlotte at it's Eastern edge. Bill Horne P.S. If you live in the area and would like to meet, please let me know. -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:59:14 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: LightSquared Vows to Replace CEO, Find 'Solutions' to Regulatory Issues Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> LightSquared Vows to Replace CEO, Find 'Solutions' to Regulatory Issues Bloomberg BNA By Paul Barbagallo Amid increasing regulatory uncertainty, LightSquared is now faced with the task of finding a new chief executive officer. CEO Sanjiv Ahuja announced his resignation Feb. 28, forcing Doug Smith, the company's chief network officer, and Marc Montagner, chief financial officer, to fill in as interim co-chief operating officers while the company searches for Ahuja's replacement. Ahuja will continue to serve as chairman of the board, the company said. http://www.bna.com/lightsquared-vows-replace-n12884908085/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:16:08 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Verizon Making Big LTE Push This Year Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Verizon Making Big LTE Push This Year Forbes Online by Trefis Team, Contributor Verizon may have been the first to launch its 4G LTE network more than a year ago, but customers have yet to take to the new high-speed technology. Speaking at an investor conference Monday, Verizon Wireless' CFO Fran Shammo said that only about 5% of its total customer base use an LTE smartphone right now. Verizon is currently well ahead of AT&T and Sprint in terms of LTE deployment with coverage in 196 markets across the U.S. It has also been actively promoting its LTE technology through the launch of cheaper smartphones and plans, and we believe LTE adoption rates are only going to pick up from here. http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2012/03/01/verizon-making-big-lte-push-this-year/ -or- http://goo.gl/QYPf7 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:34:30 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Centurylink Pro & Con Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Glassdoor is a site for anonymous postings, which it claims are from the employees of the companies involved. I cannot verify if this is from a CenturyLink employee - moderator.) Full Disclosure - I am a former CenturyLink employee. "CenturyLink . .Too many changes and layoffs. " by CenturyLink Benefits Administration Support in Vancouver, WA: (Past Employee - 2011) Pros People are nice and within small groups seem to work well together Cons Communication could improve. Feedback when there are performance issues could be improved. Instead of dealing with a problem and offering the opportunity for improvement management's way of dealing with the problem is just to fire an employee. There is not a balance in that response either since there are employees in other departments that have similar problems and they are just tolerated. Advice to Senior Management Open your door and communicate better. Give an employee the opportunity to improve and offer them a chance to do it rather than to wash your hands of it and throw them out. Everyone deserves a second chance to improve themselves. Your employees are your best assets. Don't let a down economy harden your hearts and only look at the bottom line. http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-CenturyLink-RVW1084513.htm -or- http://goo.gl/5EZfZ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 22:51:20 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: AT&T Eases Grip, Introduces Kinder, Gentler Throttling Message-ID: <email@example.com> AT&T Eases Grip, Introduces Kinder, Gentler Throttling by John Paczkowski March 1, 2012 AllThingsD AT&T is rejiggering its unlimited data throttling policy after consumers complained that it was too heavy-handed. ... http://allthingsd.com/20120301/att-eases-grip-introduces-kinder-gentler-throttling/
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