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Paul Shalet has stepped down as LibertySurf UK MD.

His departure is effective immediately and at this stage it's not known if he'll be replaced.

El Reg understands that a number of other senior people at LibertySurf UK - including Jonathan Smyth, its Business Development Director - have also departed in recent weeks, effectively removing a whole layer of key staff.

Italian telco, Tiscali, recently acquired LibetySurf and WorldOnline, and is now in the position of owning two ISPs within the UK.

It appears the game plan is to strip both its ISPs to the core and relaunch the lot under the Tiscali brand.

Two weeks ago Tiscali announced that World Online was invoking a "collective employment contract termination for all employees of the company" in Switzerland.

In other words, because Tiscali had an overlapping presence in Switzerland, it was removing the duplication.

No doubt other countries will follow. And that includes the UK. Sounds like Shalet and his team are walking before they're pushed. ®

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