Freenet.de head airs reservations about takeover

7 Mar 2005

CEO of German ISP and telephony provider Freenet.de, Eckhard Spoerr, has expressed fears over the planned takeover of his company by parent mobilcom. Mr Spoerr warned of possible problems caused by a clash of corporate cultures, and added that mobilcom may force Freenet.de to make changes to its overall market strategy. Wireless operator mobilcom announced on Friday that it wants to merge with its fixed line subsidiary to pool financial resources and increase profitability; it already owns 50.4% of the company.

Germany, mobilcom