Can Deutsche Telekom's Brass Survive Its Troubles?

The German telco is losing market share. Its boss has to persuade critics DT's tactics of cost-cutting plus cheap Net/phone/video packages can work

Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive Officer Kai-Uwe Ricke wanted to make one thing clear: Despite rumors in the German press that he could lose his job, Ricke is not worried about a regularly-scheduled meeting of the German telco's supervisory board over the weekend of Sept. 2. "I'm looking forward to it," the CEO insisted at a press conference in Berlin Aug. 31. "I'm well prepared."

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