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MikeP688
MikeP688
1/31/2015 | 1:38:29 PM
Re: T-Mobile merger with Deutsche Telekom?
It seems that D-Telekom needs to mind its' home turf and look at somehow disposing of it..and that's the crux of its' CEO.   I think T-Mobile's long-term viablity has been a challenge ever more (and we've deliberated it here over the past number of months).   One interesting way is how T-Mobile will handle the pending partnership with Google as Google gears up to sell Mobile Services--is that a "harbinger" of things to come?

 
SachinEE
SachinEE
1/25/2015 | 10:35:21 PM
T-Mobile merger with Deutsche Telekom?
The CEO of T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom said in an interview that he thinks that T-Mobile needs a partner for long term survival.

To survive in the tough mobile business marketplace in the United States, cellular carrier T-Mobile has to find a merger partner that will work out in the near future. That's the tough analysis of Tim Hoettges, the CEO.
SachinEE
SachinEE
1/25/2015 | 10:32:38 PM
Re: No growth areas
@Ariella: Trade union power has been plaguing many industries of the eastern europe region. Any other businessman may see the trade union as unnecessary but what it really does is protect the employee from a myriad of perils. Some kind of trade union is necessary but I don't know what kind of trade union they are dealing with. May be a nuisance entirely.
Ariella
Ariella
1/20/2015 | 6:02:08 PM
Re: No growth areas
@ianmorris I see, so they negotiate rather like the unions here do.
iainmorris
iainmorris
1/20/2015 | 1:08:36 PM
Re: No growth areas
It has been able to push redundancy plans through - it's just been a challenge. Deutsche Telekom has given assurances to labour unions that it will not announce further cuts at T-Systems between the end of 2015 and the end of 2017 and it's also increasing salaries for existing employees.
Ariella
Ariella
1/20/2015 | 1:01:53 PM
Re: No growth areas
@iainmorris, Interesting, you mention, "t's been very hard for the operator to make cuts because of trade union power." How did they get around that for these cuts? Do they have to wait until people retire and just not hire others in their place?
iainmorris
iainmorris
1/20/2015 | 12:46:02 PM
Re: No growth areas
I can't comment on the German economy generally but Deutsche Telekom's German operations have long been seen as rather bloated in terms of employee numbers and it's been very hard for the operator to make cuts because of trade union power. Suffice to say that reducing the headcount always seems to be a DT goal. It would also make sense for T-Systems to shed employees if it's going to be giving up much of the "classical" IT services work it's done historically. interestingly, T-Systems had only 46,000 employees on its books in 2009, when it made overall revenues of €8.8 billion, but the number had soared to nearly 53,000 by 2010, when it made revenues of €10 billion. Implication is that revenue per employee fell from €191,300 to €188,700 over that period.
Ariella
Ariella
1/20/2015 | 12:29:47 PM
Re: No growth areas
It sounds like a lot of cuts. Is Germany losing jobs of this sor tin general?
iainmorris
iainmorris
1/20/2015 | 12:19:50 PM
No growth areas
Deutshe Telekom will be expected to provide deeper insight into al this as well as an update on growth areas when it reports full-year figures in late February. It's clearly prepared to spend heavily on network rolliout to support its ambitions, but that spending has yet to have any real effect on the top line.


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