AT&T has just shuffled its leadership giving former AT&T Mobility head Ralph de la Vega a promotion and letting Glenn Lurie fill his old role. Under the reorganization, Ralph de la Vega will now lead the new Mobility and Business Solutions group.
The news comes just after AT&T rival Sprint had announced that it replaced former CEO Dan Hesse with Brightstar founder Mercelo Claure with the latter focusing on price cuts and network improvements as strategic areas for Sprint's growth.
AT&T cited that since it receives more than fifty percent of revenues from business-related customers, the shuffle made sense.
Lurie, an internal candidate for the AT&T Mobility CEO position, was seen as instrumental in forming key relationships with Apple, Amazon, and other key partners. Lurie was also in charge of AT&T's emerging products, overseeing AT&T's Digital Life smart home, AT&T Drive's smart car initiatives, and other products.
What do you think of the recent shuffling of execs at AT&T and Sprint?
Source: Fierce Wireless
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