Openwave (OPWV) is swinging the ax again.

The Redwood City, Calif., wireless software developer says it is firing 65 people, or about 5% of it workforce. The company says the latest round of cuts will include some senior management positions and unit chiefs.

"By taking these steps we will reduce the numbers of layers of management between our customers and our field and product organizations," said David Peterschmidt, CEO of Openwave. "This will enhance our capability to continue to provide our customers with the products and services that they require in a timelier manner."

Openwave makes applications like Internet browsers for cell phones, but has been a disappointment to investors, who anticipated huge growth in mobile Net access.

Openwave fired 180 people in 2003.

The shares of the company closed down 22 cents at $8.10