Dan Thygesen

Dan Thygesen

Senior Vice President of T-Mobile Wholesale and head of T-Mobile’s growing wholesale business

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Senior Vice President of T-Mobile Wholesale and Head of T-Mobile’s Growing Wholesale Business

With the United States’ largest 5G network, T-Mobile is truly a leader when it comes to innovating in wireless and beyond.

With a network covering more than 330 million people across two million square miles – more than AT&T and Verizon combined – T-Mobile also reaches more than 300 million people with Ultra Capacity this year, nearly everyone in the country.

“At T-Mobile, we actually don't consider ourselves a carrier,” explains Dan Thygesen, Senior Vice President of T-Mobile Wholesale and head of T-Mobile’s growing wholesale business. . “We call ourselves the Un-carrier because we spend a lot of time and effort trying to solve problems that our customers experience across the consumer, B2B and Wholesale channels.”

As Thygesen describes, when it comes to Wholesale in particular, T-Mobile offers a full series of solutions from a comprehensive suite of products for Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) to innovative IoT offerings that move the world forward. 

“Everything between consumer and B2B is heavily branded in terms of the actual value proposition and the products,” he explains. “The third part is Wholesale where we invite and engage third parties to come and utilise our network.”

Before joining T-Mobile, Thygsen held various positions in AT&T Wireless Services and spent several years living in Japan, Korea and Thailand.  Having held a variety of roles in T-Mobile, his diverse background has contributed to the company’s success. “When you have a chance to work in several different parts of the company, it broadens your view regarding the things you’re accountable for.”

Building a high capacity network

For Thygesen personally, the incredible growth of T-Mobile – and the Wholesale sector specifically – has been a particular point of pride. “I'm super proud of the fact that our contribution to T-Mobile’s overall enterprise has played a large part in our company’s success,” he comments.

A notable point in this journey came with T-Mobile’s acquisition of Sprint in 2020. “The demand for people to come into this channel is very high. T-Mobile is positioned really well, given the extent of our product offerings and services and in particular as a result of our acquisition of Sprint.”

The Sprint acquisition has provided T-Mobile that opportunity to combine  a number of strategic moves when it comes to building a 5G network. We made some big bets early on about 5G and how 5G would be the technology of the future. Even today we still see our competitors, AT&T and Verizon, trying to catch up.

“Our leadership team was bold enough to make some big bets, and quarter over quarter we continue to meet our goals. It's just been an amazing ride. Most of that is because we made the big decisions early on and we've been maniacally focused on delivering on those ambitions.”

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