Telekom Deutschland appoints Goldenits as new technology director

Walter Goldenits, the new director of technology at Telekom Deutschland

Deutsche Telekom revealed that Walter Goldenits, the current CTO at its Hungarian unit Magyar Telekom, is to succeed Bruno Jacobfeuerborn as director of technology at Telekom Deutschland.

The appointment was made following the announcement that Jacobfeuerborn would take on the positions of managing director at Deutsche Funkturm and CTO of Deutsche Telekom’s newly created technology and innovation board department with effect from Jan. 1, 2017.

Goldenits, who also previously worked at the Telekom Austria group, will also take over a leading management position in this new department, which will be headed by Claudia Nemat.

Telekom Deutschland, the domestic operation of the Germany-based telco, is also facing something of an overhaul. It plans to bundle its services into a single service unit as a next step in its transformation strategy, and appointed Ferri Abolhassan, who is currently director of IT at T-Systems, as director of service transformation with effect from October.

A spokesperson for Telekom Deutschland said the new entity, to be called Telekom Service, will encompass the areas of customer service, technical service, wholesale order management and production and process steering. It will start operations from Jul. 1, 2017.

The spokesperson added that 34,000 staff would be brought into the new unit, and the working week would be shortened from 38 to 36 hours from 2019.

According to previous comments by Martin Seiler, HR director at Telekom Deutschland, "this allows us new breathing space in our HR planning looking towards the future, so that we can meet the dynamic challenges posed by the competition and can tackle growing levels of digitisation."

Telekom Deutschland manages the fixed and mobile networks of Deutsche Telekom in Germany and is responsible for both consumers and business customers. As of the end of December 2015, the unit had almost 69,000 employees.

As part of the Deutsche Telekom group strategy programme, the operator’s network is due to be completely based on IP technology from 2018.  

For more:
- see this Deutsche Telekom release

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