Vodafone, O2 to sell iPhone 4 in Germany

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O2 and Vodafone have decided to offer the iPhone 4 to their customers in Germany. The announcements signal the end of exclusivity for Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile unit, which has been the sole German iPhone carrier since its launch in the country in 2007. According to reports, O2 and Vodafone will begin sales of the iPhone within the next two weeks, …

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Five Companies bid for Stake in Kosovo Telecom

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­The government of Kosovo announced today that five companies had submitted bids for a 75% stake in Kosovo Telecom, a state-owned telecoms network operator. The five bidders are the Deutsche Telekom, through its Croatian subsidiary T-Hrvatski Telekom; Orascom Telecom; Turk Telecom and Calik Group through their partner AlbTelecom from Albania, Telekom Austria; and Yemeni mobile operator SabaFon.  Kosovo telecom has …

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Deutsche Telekom CEO faces bribery probe

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Deutsche Telekom’s chief executive, Ren© Obermann, is being investigated by the German authorities over allegations that its Balkan units paid bribes. Eight people, including non-Telekom workers, are being investigated. According to the Deutsche Telekom, the investigation into the eight people came in response to a request for legal assistance from the US authorities in connection with suspected acts of bribery …

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Private equity groups in line to bid for Polkomtel

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The world’s biggest Private equity groups like Apax Partners, Blackstone, TPG and CVC Capital Partners are lining US$5.2billion, leveraged coup bids for Polish mobile operator Polkomtel biggest mobile phone operators, in which Vodafone owns a stake of almost 25 per cent. The mobile operator is expected to be unlikely to attract interest from large European telecommunications groups. The company is …

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Orange and T-Mobile to be the largest networks

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Everything Everywhere, the owners of the Orange and T-Mobile network will be offering involuntary roaming between the two networks soon. As soon as this is implemented, it will increase the power and range of the signal for users to ensure good signals in all parts of the country. Orange has wider coverage in other areas like the West Country where …

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Telecom operator’s capex down 5.9% in 2009

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: USD 295 billion had been spent by service providers worldwide in 2009 on telecommunication and non-telecommunication capital expenditure projects, 5.9 percent less than they spent in 2008. Investment in network infrastructure by the carriers had been reduced by 8 percent in 2009, with the maximum decrease in IP voice infrastructure, optical network equipment, video infrastructure, and IP routers. Of …

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T-Mobile USA CEO to leave by May 2011

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Deutsche Telekom (DT) has been informed by the president and CEO of T-Mobile USA, Robert Dotson regarding his transition to new opportunities in 2011 after 15 years of service with T-Mobile USA. He has also committed to stay actively engaged in the business until May 2011. Philipp Humm, an experienced Deutsche Telekom executive and former CEO of T-Mobile Deutschland …

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Deutsche Telekom plans to veto Serbian bids

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The proposal for the privatization of Telekom Srbija has been planned to be vetoed by Deutsche Telekom in order to gradually increase its stake in the telco. According to Milorad Joksimovic, president of the Telekom Trade Union, a proposed sale of 40% of the national carrier would be unsuccessful, because Deutsche Telekom was keen to ensure no other player …

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E-Plus seeks network sharing with rivals in Germany

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: KPN’s German mobile unit E-Plus has announced that it will buy network access from competitors to keep its mobile phone service in the country going. E-Plus has been the only operator which has failed to secure spectrum in the 800MHz band in the Federal Network Agency’s recent mobile frequency auction. The competitors will be approached by the company for …

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T-Mobile USA loses subscribers in Q1

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The first quarterly loss of subscribers has been posted by T-Mobile USA, the fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier. While the company had a net gain of 415,000 customers in the year-ago quarter, it had a net loss 77,000 customers this quarter. Since, nearly every adult in the U.S. now has a cell phone, the other two large carriers, Verizon Wireless …

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Deutsche Telekom reports 0.6% fall in the revenues

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: 0.6 percent fall in the quarterly revenues of Deutsche Telekom has been reported which went down to EUR 15.81 billion but the EBITDA on the other hand improved by 1.6 percent to EUR 4.89 billion, giving a margin of 30.9 percent. 36 percent improvement in the quarterly net profit to EUR 819 million has also been reported while the …

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Angola telecom contracts DeTeCon to restructure

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Angola Telecom has awarded a contract to German-based ICT consultancy DeTeCon International to restructure the state-owned telco’s operations. DeTeCon is a subsidiary of T-Systems International which is a part of the Deutsche Telekom group. According to the company, DeTeCon will majorly intervene in the context of more effective development of Angolan telecommunications, including quality of service, tariffs, revenue and …

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