DFMG Deutsche Funkturm GmbH
With 800 employees, Deutsche Funkturm is a key player in developing infrastructure for German mobile network operators, broadcasters, operators of radio relays, and the radio networks of authorities and other institutions.
The company was founded in 2002 and is part of the Deutsche Telekom Group. Its portfolio includes about 31,600 radio sites. Deutsche Funkturm operates throughout Germany. Its headquarters are based in Münster.
As a full-service provider of active and passive infrastructure, Deutsche Funkturm acquires, plans, realizes, operates, and markets radio sites throughout Germany. Its portfolio includes towers, masts, rooftop sites, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and small cells. The company is a major contributor to the development of infrastructure for mobile communications providers in Germany. Its current focus is on LTE and 5G.
For the European Aviation Network (EAN), the world's first radio network for airplanes that combines satellite communication and LTE, Deutsche Funkturm acquired, planned, and built the entire ground-based network with about 300 transmitting stations in 30 European countries. In addition, Deutsche Funkturm provides significant support to Deutsche Telekom in the development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
To this end, it acquires suitable spaces for publicly accessible charging stations, rents them, builds, operates, and markets them. Comfort Charge currently focuses on establishing the first quick-charging stations at large network nodes in the Telekom network. For this purpose, the company is also selecting Telekom’s multifunctional housings, the roadside electrical “grey boxes” that are ubiquitous in the cityscape. By using these, the set-up of new city installations can largely be avoided.
The goal of Comfort Charge is to establish a Germany-wide network of charging stations by the end of 2021 and it aims to enter into partnerships with cities and municipalities to accomplish this.
Chief Executive Officer
Bruno Jacobfeuerborn has been CEO of DFMG Deutsche Funkturm GmbH since January 2017. As of January 2018, he is also Chief Executive Officer of Comfort Charge GmbH and Chair of the Supervisory Board at 1NCE GmbH.
Bruno Jacobfeuerborn started at today’s Deutsche Telekom AG in 1989 and occupied various management positions in Germany in the subsequent years. In 2002, he switched to T-Mobile Netherlands in The Hague, where he was a member of the Company Management as the Managing Director of Technology, IT, and Procurement until 2007 and Customer Service until 2004. At the same time, he was Director of International Service Management at T-Mobile International. Subsequently, he was a member of the management team and Managing Director of Technology, IT, and Procurement at Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa in Warsaw until June 2009. He was responsible for technology for German business at the former T-Home and T-Mobile as of July 2009 and became Managing Director of Technology at Telekom Deutschland GmbH in April. He was also Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Deutsche Telekom AG between February 2012 and December 2017.
Chief Operating Officer
Martin Bouchard has been Chief Operating Officer (COO) at DFMG Deutsche Funkturm GmbH since December 2018. In his role he is leading the company's operational interests in the divisions Production, IT and Asset Management.
After graduating in Economics, he began his career in the communications industry, starting as a Senior Consultant at Detecon International GmbH in 2001.In 2006, he joined Deutsche Telekom Netzproduktion GmbH Southwest, as Vice President Functional Controlling. He moved to Telekom Deutschland GmbH in 2008, where he initially assumed the role of Vice President Targets and Measures and subsequently the position of Vice President Save for Service. From 2012, as Senior Vice President he was responsible for Functional Strategy and Strategic Programs Technology. In 2017, he also became Senior Vice President of Technical Planning and Rollout. Since 2017 Martin Bouchard has also been a member of Deutsche Telekom Außendienst GmbH’s Supervisory Board.
Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Ried has been Chief Financial Officer at Deutsche Funkturm in Münster since 2012. In his capacity he is responsible for Finance, Human Resources and Legal Affairs.
He joined Deutsche Telekom AG at its central service in Hanover in 1991, first as a Cost and Investment Controller and as Staff Manager from 1996 on. In 1999, he transferred to the Telekom headquarters in Bonn. Here he worked as a Consultant in Investment Controlling for a few months before becoming the Assistant to the Corporate Controlling Manager. In 2003, he worked in Berlin as the Manager of Controlling for Business Customers and returned to Bonn a year later as the Manager of Planning and Reporting Systems. From 2005 to 2007, Thomas Ried managed Financial Controlling first in Hanover and then in Bonn. From 2015 to 2017, he also held the position of Managing Director for Finance at PASM GmbH.