wireless industry http://www.kplu.org en Wireless Expert: T-Mobile CEO's 'Renegade' Approach Appears To Be Paying Off http://www.kplu.org/post/wireless-expert-t-mobile-ceos-renegade-approach-appears-be-paying <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T-Mobile lost more money in the most recent quarter than it did a year earlier, but one longtime wireless expert says the Bellevue company’s bid to shake up the mobile-phone industry appears to be paying off.&nbsp;</span></p><p>T-Mobile has long been considered an afterthought in the mobile world, much smaller than giants like Verizon and AT&amp;T. But for the past year and a half, the company’s had a new CEO, John Legere, who’s used that underdog status as an advantage.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:07:26 +0000 Ashley Gross 14108 at http://www.kplu.org Wireless Expert: T-Mobile CEO's 'Renegade' Approach Appears To Be Paying Off How can T-Mobile compete against the big guys? Merge, merge, merge http://www.kplu.org/post/how-can-t-mobile-compete-against-big-guys-merge-merge-merge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The merger of Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA and its smaller rival,&nbsp;</span>MetroPCS<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, has won regulatory approval and will likely move forward. But one analyst says even the combined company may not be large enough to compete with the biggest wireless carriers.</span></p><p>For a mobile phone company, having the biggest, fastest network is what counts, especially as more and more people use smartphones to stream video or listen to Pandora.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 8098 at http://www.kplu.org How can T-Mobile compete against the big guys? Merge, merge, merge T-Mobile USA CEO Phillipp Humm resigns http://www.kplu.org/post/t-mobile-usa-ceo-phillipp-humm-resigns <p>Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA says Chief Executive Phillipp Humm is leaving to join his family back in Europe. An analyst says Humm was probably tired of the parent company not investing enough in its U.S. subsidiary.</p><p>Humm was appointed CEO of T-Mobile USA less than two years ago by its parent, Deutsche Telekom. Then, a few months later, AT&amp;T announced that it was buying T-Mobile. That deal ultimately unraveled after the federal government challenged it.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:50:20 +0000 Ashley Gross 5421 at http://www.kplu.org T-Mobile USA CEO Phillipp Humm resigns