Tag Archives: Tim Hoettges

John Legere not impressed by press reaction to DT chief comments

Yesterday, Tim Hoettges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, made some forward-looking comments in an exclusive interview with Re/code. DT – of course – holds the controlling stake in T-Mobile US. The comment which seemed to spark the biggest reaction was “The question is always the economics in the long term … and earning appropriate money. You have to earn your money back at … [read full article]

“Super-Maverick” T-Mobile and Sprint merged company “intrigued” Deutsche Telekom chief

Re/code early this morning published an insightful exclusive report having recently spoken to Tim Hoettges, Deutsche Telekom’s CEO. He stated that although T-Mobile’s recent moment is great, it still needs “greater scale” to compete with AT&T and Verizon. One way to do that would have been to merge with Sprint. Speaking to Re/code outside the DLD Conference in Munich, Hoettges remarked that he was “intrigued by the idea of having a … [read full article]

DT chief: Uncarrier branding “one of the most impressive marketing stories I have ever seen”

A lot of change has happened for T-Mobile over the past couple of years. At one point it was rock bottom and hopeless after the attempted buyout by AT&T fell flat. Then Uncarrier happened. And it has to be one of the biggest turnarounds in telecoms history. As well as breaking down customer pain points, getting the iPhone on its store shelves and offering fantastic deals, the company has been rolling out its LTE … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom chief expresses doubt over any merger approval

Yet another day in the world of T-Mobile, and yet another day with news of a possible T-Mobile merger in the U.S. Like many before him, Deustche Telekom’s CEO Tim Hoettges has realized the potential behind a merger with another carrier, but recognizes the struggles and legal barriers in place. On a conference discussing DT’s Q1 earnings, Hoettges remarked that he is open to creating a “super maverick” carrier in the U.S. In … [read full article]

DT Chief: T-Mobile sale unlikely in the near term

After months of speculation regarding SoftBank’s proposed takeover of Deutsche Telekom’s controlling stake in T-Mobile, it seems those rumors can be laid to rest. At least for a short while. A report by Bloomberg states that DT’s CEO, Tim Hoettges told company directors yesterday that a sale of its US carrier is unlikely to happen in the near future due to “regulatory hurdles”. In recent times we’ve heard plenty of reports that SoftBank’s CEO, … [read full article]