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 criticised for ongoing spectrum battle

Germany’s three major operators are “playing a losing game” by trying to outbid each other in the country’s ongoing spectrum auction, according to Coleago Consulting, as it approaches the €5 billion mark. Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Germany and Telefonica Germany commenced …

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Comcast in T-Mobile US takeover talks – report

US cable operator Comcast has emerged as T-Mobile US’ latest suitor, after reportedly holding talks with parent company Deutsche Telekom over a possible takeover. The German operator is actively in discussions with a number of parties, according to Manager Magazin, …

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EC calls in member states to end impasse over roaming, net neutrality

EU digital chief Guenther Oettinger has invited telecoms ministers to a meeting next week (12 June), as the parties try to end a stalemate over proposed telecoms regulation. Oettinger (pictured) will use an “informal breakfast” to chew over a possible …

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Deutsche Telekom snaps up remaining 49% of Slovak Telekom

Deutsche Telekom has continued its expansion strategy across Eastern Europe after striking a deal to acquire the 49 per cent stake in Slovak Telekom that it does not already own. The agreement, worth approximately €900 million, had been touted earlier this …

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T-Mobile US growth, currency fluctuation push up Deutsche Telekom revenue

Deutsche Telekom reported a 13 per cent increase in first-quarter revenue to €16.8 billion owing to a weak euro and strong growth from T-Mobile US, in which it has a 66 per cent stake, although net profit fell by 57 …

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Deutsche Telekom boss takes another swipe at US internet giants

Deutsche Telekom (DT) chief executive Timotheus Hoettges (pictured) complained that US internet firms are getting a far too easy ride in Europe, and called on competition authorities to take a tougher approach. Speaking at the International Conference on Competition in …

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Deutsche Telekom launches 5G innovation lab

Deutsche Telekom (DT), in cooperation with research companies, start-ups and “established” network vendors, is to develop a 5G innovation lab dubbed ‘5G:haus’. “5G:haus will allow us, in cooperation with leading partners, to develop the architecture, to foster innovation and to …

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