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Ex-CEO of T-Mobile USA Philipp Humm to join Vodafone

Ex-CEO of T-Mobile USA Philipp Humm to join Vodafone

Yesterday, T-Mobile USA announced that its CEO Philipp Humm had suddenly resigned from the company. At the time, T-Mobile said Humm was leaving to spend more time with his family, but also mentioned that he would be pursuing a career outside of Deutsche Telekom. Reuters now reports that Humm has joined Vodafone to become the chief executive of northern and central Europe starting from October 1st.

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T-Mobile announces restructuring and more job cuts

T-Mobile announces restructuring and more job cuts

T-Mobile CEO Philip Humm issued a memo today, announcing some "difficult decisions" in restructuring the company that will involve more layoffs. The struggling carrier had recently cut 1900 jobs and closed 7 call centers, following its failed AT&T merger. Now a new round of job cuts will ensue with notifications to be sent out this week to affected employees.

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T-Mobile turns down Verizon’s 700MHz spectrum sale

T-Mobile turns down Verizon’s 700MHz spectrum sale

Verizon's proposed purchase of $3.9 billion worth of US wireless spectrum formerly reserved for over-the-air cable broadcasts is not sitting well with competitor T-Mobile, as they've said before. Today T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm made it clear in no uncertain terms that the company wasn't interested in the bands that Verizon proposed to sell as a concession for its acquisition of prime wireless real estate in the AWS spectrum. Humm has already met with the FCC to express his displeasure.

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FCC approves AT&T spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

FCC approves AT&T spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

The FCC has approved the transfer of AWS spectrum from AT&T to T-Mobile, who celebrated the news this morning with the announcement. The spectrum to be transferred is part of the breakup agreement between the two carriers for their ill-fated merger attempt. T-Mobile plans to use the new AWS spectrum for building out its own LTE network in 2013.

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AT&T blames FCC for T-Mobile job cuts

AT&T blames FCC for T-Mobile job cuts

AT&T has issued a statement blaming the FCC for the T-Mobile job cuts announced yesterday. T-Mobile will be shutting down 7 call centers and laying off 3,300 employees, although it will be creating 1,400 new positions at the remaining call centers. AT&T exec Jim Cicconi believes that the cutback would not have been necessary had the FCC approved the $39 billion merger between AT&T and T-Mobile.

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T-Mobile closing 7 call centers, cutting 1,900 jobs

T-Mobile closing 7 call centers, cutting 1,900 jobs

T-Mobile had somber news for employees today announcing plans to close down 7 of its 24 call centers, eliminating 1,900 jobs nationwide with more job cuts likely to come. The consolidation of its call centers is expected to complete by the end of June and the cost savings is aimed at diverting more funds towards its $4 billion network upgrade to 4G LTE.

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T-Mobile skips 84Mbps upgrade for LTE future

T-Mobile skips 84Mbps upgrade for LTE future

Last week T-Mobile finally announced its plants to upgrade its network to long-term evolution (LTE) speeds, now that the possibility of being acquired by AT&T is off the table for good. The LTE portions of T-Mobile network won't be online until next year at the earliest, but in the meantime the company had planned to upgrade all of its HSPA+ towers to a mind-boggling 84 megabits per second. Alas, that's no longer the case - due to the intense cost and preparations needed for the LTE network, T-Mobile's "4G" HSPA+ network won't get above 42MBps maximum.

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T-Mobile’s AT&T prize in Spectrum shown clearly on map

T-Mobile’s AT&T prize in Spectrum shown clearly on map

This week it's being shown clear as day the amount of spectrum AT&T will have to hand over to T-Mobile after their planned merger falls through entirely. What you're going to see is a collection of areas and their associated MHz that AT&T currently has sway over but will be transferring to T-Mobile to amp up their own 4G network. This information comes from an FCC transfer application signed by AT&T and reveals the specific licenses T-Mobile will gain, here mapped out by spectrum policy reader Andrew Shepherd and so kindly shared with the entire world.

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