Telefonica transferring network sites to DT

Telefonica today announced an agreement to transfer 7,700 mobile sites to Deutsche Telekom in Germany, as it scales back on redundant network infrastructure following its acquisition of E-Plus. In a statement, Telefonica said the move to transfer mobile sites “realises …

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German spectrum auction raises over €5B

Germany’s hotly contested spectrum auction ended today (19 June), raising €5.08 billion, after 181 rounds and 16 days of bidding. Vodafone Germany spent the most, bidding a total of approximately €2.1 billion, while Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica Deutschland will spend …

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German operators commence 4G spectrum battle

Europe’s first auction of radio frequencies in the sought-after 700MHz band kicked off today (27 May) in the continent’s largest market of Germany. However, anyone expecting the kind of long-running, high-stakes drama seen recently in the US will probably be …

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Drillisch bolsters German MVNO play

Drillisch saw its status as the emerging competitive threat to Germany’s incumbent mobile operators boosted by two deals. The MVNO has taken over 301 shops and 300 employees from Telefonica Deutschland, one of the conditions attached to the operator’s acquisition …

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Telefonica Deutschland aims to match rivals’ network quality by 2017

Following its takeover of E-Plus, Telefonica Deutschland has vowed to get on equal footing with rivals T-Mobile and Vodafone when it comes to network performance. In an interview with Handelsblatt, CEO Thorsten Dirks (pictured) set out 2017 as the date when …

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KPN would consider selling 20.5% Telefonica Deutschland stake, says CEO

Dutch operator KPN’s CEO Eelco Blok told an investor conference that selling its 20.5 per cent stake in Telefonica Deutschland was an “interesting option” worth considering,  and that a decision to do so would “depend on the price”. “Looking at …

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Telefónica to sell yourfone to Drillisch

The process of consolidation following the acquisition of E-Plus by Telefónica has begun with the announcement of a non-binding “Letter of Intent” between Telefónica Germany and German MVNO Drillisch for the latter to buy yourphone, which is currently a sub-brand of E-Plus.

Telefónica partners with Amazon and Bango for carrier billing in Germany

UK mobile payments outfit Bango has announced it’s working with Amazon and Telefónica Deutschland for carrier billing services on its O2 network in Germany. Starting next year O2 Germany subscribers will be able to pay for certain goods bought on Amazon with their phone bills.