BORDER LINES: DUSSELDORF - Senior telecom role for Hoppe

German telecom company o.tel.o has hired its first communications director, Christian Hoppe as it seeks to gain market share from former state-owned monopoly Deutsche Telekom. Hoppe, who began his new job last month, will lead a team of seven and report to o.tel.o managing director Thomas Geitner.

German telecom company o.tel.o has hired its first communications

director, Christian Hoppe as it seeks to gain market share from former

state-owned monopoly Deutsche Telekom. Hoppe, who began his new job last

month, will lead a team of seven and report to o.tel.o managing director

Thomas Geitner.



Before joining the company, Hoppe was spokesperson for former

state-owned German railway company Deutsche Bahn. The deregulation of

the German telecom market was effective from January 1998.



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