Vodafone Germany unveils former Telekom Austria CEO as new boss

Vodafone Germany today announced its intention to appoint Hannes Ametsreiter – who resigned unexpectedly this week from Telekom Austria – as its new CEO. The choice of Ametsreiter (pictured) as the new head will bring an executive who knows how …

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Telekom Austria CEO to leave at the end of July

Telekom Austria today announced the unexpected resignation of its CEO Hannes Ametsreiter, who will leave the company at the end of July. Ametsreiter had a contract up to the end of 2016 with the option to extend it by a …

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Tele2 unveils Austrian MVNO plan

Ambitious operator Tele2 announced plans to enter Austria’s mobile market, launching an MVNO to offer “nationwide network coverage for the business-to-business segment”. Tele2 already offers a range of services for this market, including broadband, fixed-line telephony and TV. The new …

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America Movil notes mobile data as growth driver

America Movil identified mobile data as the “more important driver of growth”, followed by pay-TV, stating that it has made “important efforts to complete the rollout of our 4G-LTE networks”. For the fourth quarter of 2014, the company reported a net …

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America Movil says Telekom Austria capital increase for M&A is possible

Carlos Garcia Moreno, CFO of America Movil, the majority shareholder in Telekom Austria, said there is a possibility for a further capital increase to fund European acquisitions and thinks the European telecommunication market will see several years of consolidation. “If …

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Austria’s 2013 spectrum auction upheld

After a number of delays, the Austrian spectrum auction held in 2013 has finally been ruled valid by the country’s highest court, according to Reuters. The ruling, which cannot be appealed, brings to an end the process started by the …

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Telekom Austria does not see much opportunity for M&A, says CEO

Telekom Austria CEO Hannes Ametsreiter has played down the chances of deal-making, despite the operator mentioning it as a possible objective following last week’s share sale which raised €997 million, according to Reuters. “I certainly don’t see a lot of …

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Telekom Austria raises almost €1 billion through share sale

Telekom Austria has announced it has completed a capital increase through issuing 221.5 million new shares, bringing the total to 664.5 million. Managing to raise €997 million in net proceeds in the process, the Austrian incumbent almost reached its original target of €1 billion.

Austrian auction decision delayed again

A decision on the validity of a spectrum auction held in Austria in 2013 has been delayed once again, with a ruling now expected in December, a court representative told Reuters. The court is deciding whether to annul the auction, …

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