Tag Archives: Rene Obermann

Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann Announces He Will Step Down Next Year

In a move that might make most of you yawn and move on, Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann has announced he will step down from the T-Mobile USA parent company next year. Obermann requested that the termination date for his contract be December 31st of 2013, allowing plenty of time for his successor, current Deutsche Telekom CFO Timotheus Hottges to step into the role. There’s no sign how or if this move … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces New CEO, Addresses Employees Via YouTube

T-Mobile has just announced that John Legere has been named Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile USA, effective September 22. Legere is a 32-year veteran of the US and global telecommunications industry succeeding Jim Alling, who was serving as interim CEO after the departure of Philip Humm. “John is a talented and proven executive who brings a successful track record of leading and operating consumer- and business-focused telecommunications and technology companies,” said René Obermann, CEO of Deutsche … [read full article]

Former T-Mobile CEO Heads To Vodafone, T-Mobile USA Posts Official Statement

We’ve learned early this morning that former T-Mobile USA CEO Philip Humm is on his way to a top job at Deutsche Telekom European competitor, Vodafone. A Reuters report says Humm will “oversee the British firm’s presence in such markets as Germany, Britain, Turkey and the Czech Republic.” For its own part, Vodafone announced on Thursday it was splitting its European region into two parts, Northern/Central and Southern Europe. Humm will being taking … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom CEO Says Merger, Not Sale Is Still An Option For US Branch

Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann spoke this morning during his company’s investors call and said that a T-Mobile merger is still an option, though an outright sale is more than likely off the table. “We do not exclude any option for the T-Mobile unit in the U.S., also not a merger,” Obermann told shareholders today at an annual meeting in Cologne, Germany. “A complete sale is unlikely. You understand that I can’t say … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom CEO Comments On Need For LTE Network In United States

Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann spoke to the Deutsche Telekom official corporate blogger on December 20th in Germany about the need for a LTE network on T-Mobile USA. In this two minute video, Obermann states the need for T-Mobile USA to move toward a future that involves a focus on LTE technology and finding more spectrum to meet that goal. For Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA to achieve that goal, spectrum will cost … [read full article]

The Cost To Build Out An LTE Network For T-Mobile? One Analyst Thinks $9 Billion

With the AT&T deal now nothing more than a memory, T-Mobile USA faces the daunting task of rebuilding, revitalizing and working toward the build-out of a LTE network. The cost associated with such a task? According to RBC Capital Markets analyst Jonathan Atkin, it will cost as much as $9 billion for T-Mobile purchase spectrum, build-out and deploy. Deutsche Telekom CEO told analysts this week that the company is already spending around $3 … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom CEO Sends Reassuring Message To T-Mobile USA Staff

Deutsche Telekom’s CEO Rene Obermann is continuing the “message” from the Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile USA powers that be by telling T-Mobile USA employees they are “working with all of you on a plan to grow the business.” What that plan is exactly…is anyones guess and we do have a lot guesses. Employees are already expressing their belief to me that this statement reads like smoke and mirrors as they have doubts about … [read full article]