Günther Ottendorfer was named Chief Operating Officer, Technology, at Sprint in August 2015. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s network, technology, and product development organizations, including related strategy, network operations and performance, as well as partnerships with network, technology and product vendors.
Günther started his international career in the telecommunication sector over 20 years ago. In 1996 he became a founding member of mobile operator, max.mobil, in Austria. He gained considerable management experience as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for T-Mobile Austria, as CTO for T-Mobile Germany and as European Technology Director at Group level for T-Mobile International. In 2011 Günther became Managing Director — Networks at Optus Singtel, Australia’s second largest telecommunications provider with over 11 million customers in cable, fixed, mobile and satellite Networks. In addition, he spearheaded the nationwide introduction of LTE and TD-LTE which Optus pioneered as one of the first providers globally. In 2013, he joined Telekom Austria Group as Group CTIO driving major wireless expansion, convergence and network function virtualization projects across the countries of the group.
Günther studied computer science and graduated with distinction from the Technical University of Vienna while working in parallel as a software developer for GSM.