In an interview after the call, Entner said that Legere is "right that he has a company to run. At the same time, Deutsche Telekom wants to sell this thing and that's what they've said to Congress, among others. Running a successful company makes it easier to sell. He's making smart enough decisions that he's holding the line on profitability and makes it sustainable. "
But Entner pointed out that whether Deutsche Telekom sells is out of Legere's hands. "Legere doesn't want to talk about selling, but it's not his call," he said. "If he believes that nobody tells me what do, well, your owners look at it differently."
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