NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile USA has named the former CEO of Global Crossing, John Legere, as its new CEO.
The 54-year-old Legere takes over the post from interim CEO Jim Alling, who has served in that position since June. Alling will now return to his role as chief operating officer.
Before working at Global Crossing, a long-distance telecommunications provider, Legere served as CEO of a Microsoft, Softbank and Global Crossing joint venture called Asia Global Crossing. He has also been an executive of Dell Computer Corp. and AT&T.
T-Mobile USA, which is based in Bellevue, Wash., is the U.S. cellphone business of Germay's Deutsche Telekom AG.