Gregoire Dallemagne, ex KPN and Tele2 Belgium, will become Belgacom' s executive VP for strategy.
Ericsson cuts 290 jobs in two Swedish towns.
Carl De Wilde, Tellabs' Sales & Strategy Executive, will retire and leave the company.
FT plans to lay off 325 people in R&D centers of Rennes and Lannion (both in Brittany).
Frank Esser is the new CEO of Neuf Cegetel, after SFR (France) took over the company.
ATT announced that it will lay off 4600 people, following the integration of ATT and SBC.
Motorola is changing roles in its struggling mobile handset division: Rob Shaddock will move to head consumer products (from senior VP for mobile phones) and oversee software integration into mobile phones; Steve Lalla will oversee mass-market phones; John Cipolla is promoted to senior VP for mid to high-tier products; and Todd De Young is responsible for co-ordination with Motorola' strategy and fit with market demands. Bruce Brda is named as the worldwide sales coordinator.
Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee is indicted on tax evasion charges amounting to billions of dollars.