Tag Archives: Rene Obermann

Deutsche Telekom Talks Breakup Fee, Silent on “Plan B” For US Branch

In light of the collapse of its failed T-Mobile USA deal with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom isn’t offering any details on howit plans on moving forward with its US branch. However, Chief Executive Rene Obermann did speak to reporters on a conference call discussing the need for more spectrum: “In the long term, we need more spectrum and network capacity. We are working on that. But we will not speculate about any inorganic steps … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom, AT&T At Odds Over T-Mobile Deal?

Deutsche Telekom and AT&T are putting up a united front in their attempt to finalize the purchase of T-Mobile USA while there are concerns that internally the companies no longer see eye to eye. According to a Bloomberg report their interests diverge should the deal fail and explains that Deutsche Telekom will end up better off when their hands are free to explore other options. DT saw their stock value fall almost 14% … [read full article]

Is Deutsche Telekom Ignoring T-Mobile USA While AT&T Deal Awaits Approval?

While we await Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA’s second quarter numbers set to be released sometime tomorrow an article coming out of Bloomberg shows analyst concern that T-Mobile USA is being left behind by their parent company. T-Mobile USA is expected to see a net contract customer loss of close to 350,000 customers from last quarter according to UniCredit SpA analyst Thomas Friedrich. That would  bring their total contract losses from the last … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom CEO Says AT&T Sale On Track

Imagine our surprise as Rene Obermann, Deutsche Telekom CEO says the sale of T-Mobile USA is on track. Speaking to shareholders at DT’s annual general meeting he expects the deal to close in the first half of 2012. While he remains confident, I’m slightly more optimistic after yesterdays Senate hearing. Assuming for the moment that our nations leaders aren’t simply in AT&T’s back pocket, it was a clear showing that the … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom Not Interested In Selling T-Mobile, Stop Worrying

There is no question that T-Mobile’s recent quarterly report left us a little concerned and disappointed. We wanted to see an immediate turnaround and yet, like so many things, this company wide turnaround will be more gradual than immediate. Given that, we thought it might be worth posting a quick article to help allay some of the fears people have expressed since that article went up. On February 25th, the Wall Street … [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]

Deutsche Telekom CEO Says They Are Keeping T-Mobile USA, Reaffirms “Stick Together”

For quite a while now T-Mobile USA has been the subject of mergers, marriages, divorces and a few “make- me-want-to-throw-up-in-my-mouth” rumors with Sprint.  Recent months have seen the possibility of a partnership with Clearwire (that is not counted as a rumor here since it was straight from Robert Dotson’s mouth), a T-Mobile IPO and spinoff and more Sprint/T-Mobile merger rumors.  For now, however, Rene Obermann has insisted to the Wall Street Journal that … [read full article]