Qualcomm has announced key management changes, appointing Steve Altman as the company’s Vice Chairman, promoting Steve Mollenkopf to the position of President & Chief Operating officer, and Derek Aberle to Executive Vice President & Group President, with effect from 12 November 2011.

According to a statement from Qualcomm, Steve Altman, who served as the President of the company, will continue as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee and provide direction and guidance on key initiatives across all areas of the business, as well as on overall vision and strategy. Mollenkopf will oversee Qualcomm’s divisions, business operations, and market expansion and development areas, and will continue in his role as president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT). Derek Aberele will continue to serve as president of the Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL) division, and will oversee Qualcomm’s core services businesses, as well as the standards and global marketing activities.

While Altman and Mollenkopf will report to Qualcomm Chairman & CEO Dr.Paul E Jacobs, Aberele will report directly to Mollenkopf.

Qualcomm gets a breather as TDSAT stays cancellation of 4G license

Meanwhile, after approaching India’s Telecom Dispute Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), Qualcomm has been able to get a stay on the Department of Telecom’s decision of rejecting its application for a license to offer Internet services, after it acquired Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum in the auction that was conducted last year, reports The Hindu Business Line.

It had applied for an ISP license with four partner companies namely Wireless Broadband Business Services (Delhi), Wireless Broadband Business Services, Wireless Broadband Services (Kerala) and Wireless Broadband Business Services (Haryana). DoT rejected its application on the grounds that its application was late and that it nominated four companies instead of one.