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Vodafone Names Former T-Mobile USA Head Humm as Regional CEO

European carrier Vodafone said on Thursday that it has hired Philipp Humm to serve as head of its northern and central European operations.

The move comes a day after Humm stepped down as head of T-Mobile USA, the No. 4 American carrier. In the new role, Humm will be responsible for Vodafone’s business in Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Turkey, Ireland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania.

The company also named Paolo Bertoluzzo, the head of its Italian subsidiary, as CEO of a new southern Europe unit.

Vodafone is the co-owner, along with Verizon Communications, of Verizon Wireless.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik