Timotheus Höttges

Telekom chief commits to building broadband, criticises Vodafone deal

Deutsche Telekom invests “more than all of its competitors put together” in broadband in Germany, according to CEO Timotheus Höttges. Speaking at Telekom’s shareholders’ meeting, Höttges also called for an end to regulation of “new fibre-optic lines” to achieve the goal of nationwide access to gigabit speed broadband, but continued to voice his opposition to […]

Deutsche Telekom: Vodafone-Liberty Global deal ‘completely unacceptable’

Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges has spoken out against a potential tie up between Vodafone and Liberty Global-owned Unitymedia, branding it “completely unacceptable”. Speaking on the company’s fourth quarter and full year earnings call, Höttges raised concerns about market concentration in the TV market and said that a combined Vodafone and Unitymedia would dominate the […]

Höttges: sports and drama boosting Deutsche Telekom’s TV base

Investment in sports and drama content is helping fuel growth in Deutsche Telekom’s domestic TV base, according to CEO Timotheus Höttges. Hailing the addition of 65,000 subscribers to the Entertain service’s TV base over the last year, Höttges, speaking after the company posed its Q3 figures, said that Telekom’s “broad range of products and services […]

Deutsche Telekom CEO tight-lipped on Slovak Telekom speculation

Deutsche Telekom’s CEO has refused to be drawn on reports that it has placed an offer for the 49% stake it does not already own in Slovakia’s Slovak Telekom. Speaking on Deutsche Telekom’s earnings call yesterday, company CEO Timotheus Höttges said that while Slovak Telekom is “part of the very core of our strategy,” it […]

Deutsche Telekom CFO takes over top job

Deutsche Telekom’s chief financial officer (CFO) Timotheus Höttges has taken over from outgoing CEO René Obermann.  The transition, which was first announced a year ago, came into effect from January 1, with Obermann moving to take the CEO job at Dutch cable operator Ziggo. Thomas Dannenfeldt, Deutsche Telekom’s managing director, finance and controlling, responsible for […]