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Executives follow own wireless ambitions

Former executives of AT&T, Microsoft and McCaw Cellular are forging their own paths in the increasingly hot wireless market.



Former executives of two titans of the telecommunications and computing industries are forging their own paths in the increasingly hot wireless market.


Microsoft, McCaw executives start wireless investment firm
update Brad Silverberg, a former Microsoft executive who led the development of Windows 95, will be chief executive of the new company, called Ignition.

AT&T loses another executive to a start-up
news analysis Driven by the Internet and the related explosion of high-speed networking "bandwidth" merchants, AT&T is grappling with continued executive flight.

AT&T wireless president heads for start-up
update The head of the telecom giant's wireless services unit quits to take over a West Coast communications start-up weeks before AT&T will spin-off its wireless unit in an IPO.

Previous coverage
US West expands Lucent contract for wireless services
The local telephone company will invest as much as $100 million this year to expand an existing wireless-services contract with Lucent Technologies.

MCI WorldCom starts high-speed wireless trials
With an eye to catching up with AT&T's high-speed cable Internet networks, MCI WorldCom is starting field tests of its new broadband wireless Net access systems.