The CEO of T-Mobile’s parent company set to step down next year

Deutsche Telekom CEO Obermann

In a somewhat surprising development, GigaOM reports that Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann will resign from his position at the company by the end of next year. GigaOM says that Obermann himself made the call to step down and that the company has already chosen a successor in current CFO Timotheus Höttges. The move comes less than three weeks after Obermann proudly announced that American Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Mobile USA would finally be able to sell customers the Apple (AAPL) iPhone in 2013. T-Mobile has recently made some major moves to expand its presence in the United States, including its purchase of prepaid wireless carrier MetroPCS (PCS) and its acquisition of spectrum from rivals AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ).

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