Tag Archives: Deutsche Telekom

DT: Don’t Expect 4G On T-Mobile USA Within The Next Two Years

With Magenta currently leading the mobile speed race with their HSPA+ 21Mbps network, the question is, will they be able to maintain the #1 position, or will they get left behind? Last week, T-Mobile USA’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann stated that its U.S branch will get fourth-generation wireless network either by buying spectrum, re-farming existing spectrum, or potentially leasing spectrum together with others. Obermann also included that their U.S branch … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO To Leave Company

Robert Dotson, President and CEO of T-Mobile USA has announced his intent to step down from the company. After 15 years of service with T-Mobile USA, Dotson intends to purse new opportunities. Succeeding Dotson in the CEO position in May 2011 will be Philipp Humm, former CEO of T-Mobile Deutschland. “After a period of transition with Dotson, it’s the intention that Humm will take over as CEO of T-Mobile USA in February 2011, while Dotson … [read full article]

Rumor: T-Mobile May Partner For 4G Network Buildout

I wasn’t really sure what to make of this yesterday and I’m not sure what to make of it today but apparently T-Mobile is exploring a deal with Harbinger Capital Partners. According to the Financial Times, unnamed sources said that Deutsche Telekom “has held preliminary talks with Harbinger over the network, but no decision has been made.” Harbinger, which has plans to build a nationwide, wholesale LTE network would see a much-needed infusion of support if T-Mobile … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom Remains Committed To T-Mobile USA

Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann spoke today at the annual shareholder meeting and reiterated their commitment to their US branch. While saying that he wasn’t “fully satisfied” with the company’s performance, he was clear by saying “it is still making us a great deal of money.” This is the second time in as many months that he has spoken out about the Deutsche Telekom commitment to T-Mobile USA and while rumors have been persistent of either … [read full article]

T-Mobile Ain’t Nobody’s Fool

The bottom is line T-Mobile knows what is said, what is going around and they are hip, hop and down with it.  T-Mobile has brought forth the message that front-line employees are to have the standard “no comment” approach to all media inquiries regarding this offer.  I am betting a reporter from the Wall Street Journal is going to a random T-Mobile retail store and hoping the employees know the exact date of IPO. Riiiiiiiight! Seriously, … [read full article]

T-Mobile IPO Possible Says The Wall Street Journal

I have to say this news is not exactly surprising given that we have already heard some whisperings of Deutsche Telekom looking to make moves with its US arm. Of course, that might be under the guise of a merger, buyout or in the eyes of this article, an IPO. Way back in September an article surfaced that Deutsche Telekom majority shareholders were looking to take action in order to turn the tide on the … [read full article]

As 2009 Comes To A Close…

Update: I’m bringing this back to the front because as the news comes forward that T-Mobile is the launch partner for the Nexus One, where do you see T-Mobile going in 2010? With the year ending in less than two weeks time, 2009 has been a rollercoaster for T-Mobile on any number of levels. To say that we all look forward to what will come in 2010 wouldn’t be enough of an understatement. The last few weeks … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom To Unveil 2010 Strategy, Rumors Continue

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As it stands, I’ll all but worn out from the rumors regarding T-Mobile and any number of arranged marriages parent company Deutsche Telekom might be considering. Whether it’s Sprint, MetroPCS or the guy who lives down the block, rumors regarding a merger/buyout have been steady in recent months. According to an article at xchangemang, Deutsche Telekom is set to announce “Strategie 2.0” in early 2010, which will “hightlight further partnerships for its T-Mobile units and more.” … [read full article]

The Merger Rumor Game Continues, This Time Without Sprint

I must preface this and say by now, these rumors are starting to get old and frustrating. The wireless industry, which has of late seen more than its share of mergers and acquisitions, is again seeing T-Mobile take center stage in this, the latest round of merger talk. Reuters is reporting that Deutsche Telekom is seeking a partner for its U.S. branch, T-Mobile USA. Looking to shore up some help for its financial investment in US … [read full article]

Lack Of 3G Network Led To Customer Fleeing

I do not think it is going to shock anyone that T-mobile lost a number of customers due to the lack of a proper 3G network. Deutsche Telekom’s CFO Timotheus Hoettges says, “There is no question that we lost customers because many of our customers couldn’t get 3G. We now have to make sure that we can capitalize on the network in the top 10 cities where we have invested.” The really interesting statement from … [read full article]