Monday, 20 November 2017

Face to Face with Rene Obermann - Trying to get more

Ingrid Lunden, London
Tuesday 28 January 03

In his first interview since being appointed chief executive of T-Mobile International, Rene Obermann talks about growing market share under pressure. Rene Obermann, the new chief executive of T-Mobile International, wants to build a global brand and grow market share. But the operators under his control are disparate. And he has to work in the shadow of a debt mountain at parent company Deutsche Telekom. "Deutsche Telekom needs to reduce its debts and T-Mobile needs to contribute to that," says Obermann, who was appointed head of mobile in December, succeeding Kai-Uwe Ricke, who has taken the top post at Deutsche Telekom AG. "But we're still making investments. (We are) developing 2.5 and 3G platforms, new services and products, as well as investing heavily into marketing and distribution…

In his first interview since being appointed chief executive of T-Mobile International, Rene Obermann talks about growing market share under pressure. Rene Obermann, the new chief executive of T-Mobile International, wants to build a global brand and grow market share. But the operators under his control are disparate. And he has to work in the shadow of a debt mountain at parent company Deutsche Telekom. "Deutsche Telekom needs to reduce its debts and T-Mobile needs to contribute to that," says Obermann, who was appointed head of mobile in December, succeeding Kai-Uwe Ricke, who has taken the top post at Deutsche Telekom AG. "But we're still making investments. (We are) developing 2.5 and 3G platforms, new services and products, as well as investing heavily into marketing and distribution…

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