Günther Ottendorfer is the Managing Director of Optus Networks. Günther joined Optus in 2011 after working in senior management positions for a number of European telecommunications companies, including Deutsche Telekom and max.mobil.
A native of Austria, Günther has over twenty years international experience in the telecommunications industry – beginning his telecommunication career at Siemens, working in the early GSM Software development and later being appointed as the bid manager for the team acquiring Austria’s first private GSM licence.
Prior to Optus, Günther was European Mobile Technical Director at T-Mobile (Deutsche Telekom) overseeing the company’s mobile networks across continental Europe –managing multiple territories and expansion of the operations for over 100 million customers.
Günther has held multiple roles including Chief Operating Officer of T-Mobile Austria, Technology Director for T-Mobile Germany as well as Manager of Network Operations and Core Network and T-Mobile’s International Operation and Maintenance Division.
In his time at T-Mobile in Europe, Günther has been integral in the company’s mobile strategy development relating specifically to spectrum acquisition and LTE or4G planning. In additional Günther has significant experience in rolling out mobile networks.
As head of Optus Networks Günther brings a wealth of knowledge and experience implementing convergent future technologies, across IP, mobile and fixed networks. He strives to improve customer experience as well as overseeing the day-to-day running of the Optus network and his team.
Günther has also been influential in the business community within the Chamber of Commerce of Austria as Austrian Telecommunications and Broadcasting companies and as a board member for the Next Generation Mobile Organisation.
Günther holds a Computer Science Degree from Technical University, Vienna.