T-Mobile USA CEO Dotson Steps Down, But Very Slowly - Page 2
Industry analysts hope that Humm’s track record as an operationally focused leader will help T-Mobile USA cut costs and improve operating margins. Many market watchers seemed surprised it took Deutsche Telekom so long to make the change. Once seen as strong contributor to the German based telco's earnings, T-Mobile USA has been the continuing source of much speculation since rumors began heating up about a potential merger with Sprint late last year.
Multiple company re-organizations led some Industry analysts to suspect the company might be spun out from Deutsche Telekom as a standalone entity. Meanwhile several key executives departed over the last year, many of whom arrived within the past three years, myself included. Some company insiders and T-Mobile's suppliers hypothesize that the executive exodus could be signaling that instead of a merger, the German parent may actually be implementing a plan to bring the wayward child more into the fold; trying to increase profitability by restructuring how the T-Mobile USA division operates within the company as a whole.
Marketwatch reports, "DT management has seemed reluctant to make management changes and hash out a new strategy for the division. At least in public, it's shown no interest in divesting it, stressing as recently as the start of the month that it remains core to its operations."