Technology John Legere will step down as T-Mobile CEO next year
T-Mobile’s nationwide 600 MHz 5G network will launch on December 6th
Joining the company’s existing short-range mmWave networkT-Mobile has also started rolling out its 5G network on a smaller scale with faster (but short-range) mmWave technology in a few cities, similar to Verizon. The 600 MHz half of the network looks to help make up for the shortcomings of mmWave networks, like the short range and difficulties of getting signals into buildings.
T-Mobile’s trash-talking CEO John Legere, who oversaw a dramatic turnaround of the wireless carrier since he got the job in 2012, will step down next year. Legere will remain a member of T-Mobile’s board.
On May 1st, 2020, Mike Sievert, T-Mobile’s current president and chief operating officer and Legere’s widely expected successor, will take over as CEO. It had previously been rumored that Sievert would take over the position after the closing of T-Mobile’s merger with Spring, which has now been approved by federal regulators but is being held up by lawsuits from state attorneys general.
Legere’s contract is up on April 30th, and T-Mobile had already made big promises to Sievert. Sievert’s own contract allows him to leave if he does not become T-Mobile CEO within six months of the merger closing, which the company currently expects to happen early next year.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere will step down .
Wireless carrier T-Mobile announced Monday that CEO John Legere will be stepping down at the end of next April after his contract expires. T-Mobile president and COO Mike Sievert will take over as the new T-Mobile CEO.The surprise move comes as speculation swirls about the possibility that Legere was a leading contender to become the next CEO of WeWork — although Legere shot down reports that he was looking to take that job.
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