Just as there are rising stars every year in the wireless industry, so, too, are there executives in the wireline telecom industry who are getting more and more attention and influence. One of the biggest challenges every wireline service provider faces is not how big their network is or if they are riding the latest technology wave, but whether they are attracting the best people to carry out their mission. FierceTelecom is profiling innovative executives at major telcos and emerging service providers. These individuals are helping their companies conduct major network transitions, launch new service initiatives and develop network buildout strategies to respond to demands from multisite business customers. Meet the rising stars in wireline for 2013.