Welcome to our third annual Women in Wireline feature, where FierceTelecom's editors celebrate the diversity of and recognize important women figures in the wireline segment of the telecom industry.
As has been the case in previous years, our selection of the industry's women executives and senior managers was based on the nominees' ability to develop innovative new wireline services, drive technology innovation, and conduct complex company integration exercises.
The wireline segment of the telecom industry is constantly changing, with new competitors emerging to challenge the traditional telcos.
In addition to the traditional telcos (there's four on this year's list), the 2012 installment includes representatives from a number other segments, including the cable industry, regulators, and an international service provider, including Tracy Picther of Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and Kim McMann, President of BT U.S. and Canada (NYSE: BT).
Feel free to look at our past Women in wireline honorees from 2011 and 2010.
Of course, if you feel there's other women in the wireline industry segment who deserve to be recognized for their talents and industry influence, please let us know.--Sean