Prague, 2 May 2013 – Vladimír Klein has been appointed to the position of Technology Director at T-Mobile Czech Republic effective 1 May. Following the departure of Frank Meywerk, Klein was charged with temporary management of the Technology Division. He will now be in charge of the entire technology strategy, planning, development and operation of the mobile and fixed networks, and development and support of IT systems.

“I highly appreciate the trust placed in me. We will intensively continue our successful work in building a top-quality and highly reliable network so that our customers get exactly what they need,” says Vladimír Klein, commenting on his appointment.

Vladimír Klein (44) graduated from the Technical University of Košice in radio-electronics. He joined T-Mobile in 1997, working in IT Operations. Subsequently, he left for T-Mobile Netherlands, where he spent four years focusing on service-quality assurance. While being in charge of network operation and maintenance, he also participated in integration of operational activities within the Deutsche Telekom group. From 2008, he held the position of Vice President Operations and from 2012 the position of Vice President Network Development. 

During his twelve years with the company, he has participated in the planning and rollout of the 3G network, which has been the most efficient mobile network in the Czech Republic over the long term, modernisation of the 2G network, the successful introduction of high-speed mobile internet service and development of fibre-optic backbone networks. He has also cooperated on the development of other technologies; for example, he was involved in the launch of LTE City and introduction of HSPA42+ and has participated in including fixed voice services and DSL into T-Mobile’s portfolio. 

A native of Velký Folkmar, Slovakia, Vladimír Klein speaks fluent Czech and English in addition to his native Slovak. He is married and prefers to spend his spare time with his wife and two children – a nine-year old daughter and a seven-year old son. He enjoys skiing in winter and gardening in summer.

About the Company

T-Mobile Czech Republic, a member of the international telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom, is with its more than 6.2 million customers the number-one operator in the Czech market. T-Mobile is an integrated operator: in addition to converged telecommunications services, it offers TV and comprehensive ICT solutions. It provides outstanding services in the high-speed network, which was proved repeatedly by benchmark testing performed by umlaut (former P3) with Best-in-Test seal.

T-Mobile Czech Republic places emphasis on taking a responsible approach to the environment and society. It adheres to fair business practices, helps beneficial applications and services to see the light of day, supports non-profit organizations, small businesses and individuals, and lends a helping hand whenever crisis situations arise. The company’s employees serve as volunteers in many places across the entire Czech Republic.

More information about the company is available at www.t-mobile.cz, www.t-press.cz (the portal for journalists), www.t-mobile.cz/pomahame (information on the company’s CSR activities) and www.rozjezdy.cz (T-Mobile Takeoffs of the Year – a program to support small businesses).

Contact details of the press unit: press@t-press.cz.