OFT seeks to examine Orange/T-Mobile deal

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: European Commission has been asked by Office of Fair Trading (OFT), Britain’s consumer watchdog to let it examine the planned merger of the UK arms of France Telecom’s Orange and Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile, raising prospects of at least a delay to any deal. A 50-50 joint venture was agreed between T-Mobile and Orange grabbing top spot with a market …

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DT not obliged to grant access to VDSL dark fibre: German court

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: According to the latest ruling by highest administrative court, the Leipzig-based Bundesverwaltungsgericht, Deutsche Telekom (DT) is not obliged to grant competitors access to dark fibre on its VDSL network. However, DT has been asked to follow the December 2009 order of Federal Network Agency (FNA) to allow its competitors access to its street cabinets and empty pipes. A complaint …

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T Mobile & Orange UK merger vital for competition: T Mobile

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The 50-50 joint venture, between Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile and France Telecom’s Orange in UK announced on September 8, 2009 is crucial for the two companies to be able to compete against bigger rivals. The announcement was made by T-Mobile UK Managing Director Richard Moat. According to Moat, the margin pressures are altering the competitive landscape and altering the ability …

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FNA receives six requests for spectrum auction in Germany

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Six requests have been received by Federal Network Agency (FNA) to take part in the country’s digital frequency auction scheduled for early in the second quarter of 2010. The applications will now be examined by FNA after which it will decide whether the companies are qualified to take part or not. German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom (DT), UK-based Vodafone, …

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Fibre infrastructure access fees proposed by Deutsche Telekom

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: German telecommunications regulator BNA has been approached by Deutsche Telekom to approve the charges for the use of three elements of its fibre-optic infrastructure. Access in multi-function cabinets for a monthly unit price has been offered by the operator. A corresponding portion of the unit price has been paid by other operators depending on how many slots they use. …

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Deutsche Telekom partnered municipalities to close digital divide

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: 720 partnership deals had been signed by German telecoms company Deutsche Telekom (DT) with municipalities across the country for expanding their broadband networks in 2009. Another 50 proposals are waiting for the municipal officials’ approval. DT offers to cooperate with local communities whenever loss is incurred due to low potential customer bases and high broadband expansion costs. The remaining …

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3,500 new hires in 2010 planned by Deutsche Telekom

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Hiring of 3,500 new people has been planned by Deutsche Telekom out of which roughly 1400 will be recent graduates and seasoned professionals. Young, talented employees with internal training including graduates from Deutsche Telekom’s cooperative study programs will be preferred for the remaining 2,100 jobs. According to Thomas Sattelberger, Chief Human Resources Officer at Deutsche Telekom, dramatically widening skills …

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T-Mobile and Orange in U.K merger to be reviewed by European Commission

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: A proposal has been filed by Deutsche Telekom AG and France Telecom to the European commission for a joint venture in the U.K. The step is taken four months after the announcement of the deal. The deal for 50- 50 partnership between France Telecom’s Orange UK and Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile was announced on September 8. With 37% market share, …

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No Polish operator show interest in P4 takeover

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The largest mobile operators of Poland has not shown any interest in taking over smaller rival P4, if the company is put up for sale this year. Cyprus-based fund Tollerton Investments with 50.2 percent and Iceland-based fund Novator with 49.7 percent, the two shareholders of the telco set the sale of the business as an important priority in 2010 …

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Deutsche Telekom’s R&D chief will soon leave the company

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Christopher Schlaeffer, will leave Deutsche Telekom on 31 March 2010 on his own request to pursue fresh challenges. He is also the in charge of R&D within the group and worked as the Corporate Development Officer from 2002 to 2006. As a Chief Product and Innovation Officer, he looked after the product portfolio and …

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