Change of CTO for Tele Columbus

German cable operator Tele Columbus has confirmed that its chief technology officer, Dietmar Pöltl, is to leave the company at his own request on February 28.

Following his departure, as previously announced, his role will be the responsibility of Michael Fränkle, who will take up his position as member of the management board and CTO on February 1. To ensure a successful handover, Pöltl will however be available to the company until the end of February.

Pöltl has been CTO and managing director of Tele Columbus, which operates under the PŸUR brand, since 2018.

Michael Fränkle

he was responsible, among other things, for the company’s central technology and successfully promoted innovations in infrastructure such as the company’s gigabit broadband expansion. He also established long-term wholesale cooperation as a new sales pillar for the group of companies and developed a technical concept that served as the basis for contract extensions with the housing industry.

Daniel Ritz, CEO of Tele Columbus, said: “Under the leadership of Dietmar Pöltl as CTO, the technology division for Tele Columbus has achieved significant success in recent years. He and his teams have not only made a significant contribution to decisively improving the quality and stability of our fibre-optic cable network, but have also almost doubled the number of gigabit-capable households in our networks from 500,000 to 925,000 within a year. Our special thanks go to him for that.”

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