Telecom Sector

BT ends graduate recruitment programme

Telecom giant BT has scrapped its graduate recruitment scheme, adding to the worries of job-seekers leaving universities.

UK's fixed-line telecom provider has held economic downturn responsible for its recent move.

Company's business came under pressure recently when it posted 3 per cent decline in earnings to 1.37 billion pounds for the three months ended June 30.

Earlier in 2009, the company slashed its dividend after posting a fall of 45 per cent in pre-tax profits to 272 million pounds.


FCC to review wireless industry

The Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday that it would review the practices of the wireless industry and for the same; the commission has sought comments from the public over the Internet services being provided to the customers.

The FCC has issued a notice on www. fcc. gov, commission's website.

The FCC has been drafting a national broadband plan, which will be tabled before the Congress in February.



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