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Elmar Grasser is CTO managing CT & IT of Sunrise Communications Group AG, which is the leading challenger in Switzerland, both in the mobile (prepaid and postpaid) and landline retail voice markets, as well as the third-largest landline internet provider with IPTV. Sunrise offers the best network in Switzerland and was rated “Outstanding” and reached the highest score ever recorded in the test conducted by the Europe’s leading telecom journal connect in 2016. Never before in the 23 years of connect network tests has a mobile network in Germany, Austria or Switzerland achieved such a high score.
In his most recent position before joining Sunrise, Elmar Grasser was responsible as CTO for the entire network and IT operations at Orange Austria Telecommunications GmbH from 2008 to 2013. Prior to that, he served as CTIO for networks and IT at E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG in Germany until 2007 and CTIO at Telering Telekom Service GmbH in Austria until 2006. Elmar Grasser also gained broad international management experience in his position as Director Engineering at O2 until 2004 and as Executive Director of Engineering at Iridium Services Europe GmbH & Co. KG.