T-Mobile USA's CEO Prepares to Leave

T-Mobile USA's CEO Robert Dotson has decided to leave the mobile phone operator in 2011, according to parent company Deutsche Telekom.

Dotson will hand over the CEO position to Philipp Humm in February next year, and then finally leave the company in May 2011, Deutsche Telekom said.

Humm is today chief regional officer at T-Mobile in Europe. He is responsible for international sales and customer service, and is in charge of Austria, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Poland and the U.K, where he has overseen the creation of a joint venture between T-Mobile and Orange called Everything, Everywhere.

After 15 years with T-Mobile, Dotson is now planning to spend more time with his family, and search for new opportunities, Deutsche Telekom said.

Dotson will continue to lead the company as it rolls out its HSPA+ (High-Speed Packet Access) mobile broadband network. By the end of 2010, T-Mobile USA aims to offer HSPA+ service in 100 major metropolitan areas covering 185 million people. On paper, HSPA+ can deliver download speeds of up to 21M bps (bits per second).

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