Deutsche Telekom takes over Poland’s PTC

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Deutsche Telekom AG has settled a long-running dispute with France’s Vivendi SA and a Polish corporation over the ownership of Polish mobile network PTC, allowing it to take full control of one of the country’s major operators. According to Deutsche Telekom, it will pay a total of US$1.9 billion to Vivendi and Poland’s Elektrim under the agreement. The dispute was …

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Seven telcos bid for Telekom stake (Serbia)

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Serbia’s Ministry of Finance has announced that seven companies have applied to participate in a tender for the 51% stake in Telekom Srbija being sold by the government. The seven companies include Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telekom Austria, America Movil, Weather Investments, Turkcell and VimpelCom. According to a statement from the ministry, the seven qualify to participate in the tender …

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FNA cuts mobile termination rates by half

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Germany’s network regulator, the Federal Network Agency (FNA), has proposed a 50% cut in mobile termination rates (MTRs), in a move to bring the fees in order with European Commission targets. With the starting of this month the rate chop down to US$0.043 for Royal KPN’s local unit E-Plus and drop to US$0.044 for Spain’s Telefonica O2 Germany, from a …

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T-Mobile nearly taking control of Poland’s PTC

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T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom and France’s Vivendi are reportedly close to settle the long-running dispute over ownership of Polish operator, Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (PTC). According to reports, the rumored deal is likely to see Deutsche Telekom take full control of the firm.¬†Ownership of PTC has been disputed between Deutsche Telekom and a holding company controlled by Polish conglomerate Elektrim and …

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German operators unveil LTE pricing

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T-Mobile and Vodafone have announced their will be charging for their new LTE networks in Germany. Vodafone is to begin selling a Samsung dongle from Wednesday with monthly subscriptions costing between US$55.68 and US$94.99. As previously signified, Vodafone’s pricing will be ‘tiered’, based on data volumes and service speed. According to Vodafone spokesman, the top rate will reportedly get users …

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Deutsche Telekom joins Mpass (Germany)

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Deutsche Telekom (DT) has reportedly joined the Mpass mobile payment initiative founded by Vodafone Germany and O2 Germany. DT’s membership boosts the target base of Mpass to over 20 million pre-registered post-paid mobile customers. The system can also be used by pre-paid customers and customers of other mobile networks with a bank account in Germany. The operators’ service caters to …

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Deutsche Telekom to discuss site closures with labor union

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If reports are to be believed, the head of German Telecommunications Company Deutsche Telekom AG has agreed to talk with labor union Ver.di over a dispute concerning site closure which threatens to impede an extension of the chief executive’s contract, set to expire in 2011. According to the report, Rene Obermann told workers’ councils that he will listen to reason …

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T-Mobile faces tough time over contract-free Apple iPhones

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T-Mobile is searching Europe for contract-free Apple iPhones it can offer to British customers, as the customers are threatening to leave for rival O2, which holds exclusive rights to sell the phone in the UK. As per sources, Apple will be powerless to stop the ingenious plan as Apple’s contract with O2 does not prevent other companies importing SIM-free iPhones …

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Deutsche Telekom, Vivendi and Elektrim in talks to end PTC dispute

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Deutsche Telekom, Vivendi and Poland’s Elektrim are reportedly in talks to settle their long-running dispute over the ownership of Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa, a major Polish mobile phone operator According to reports, the companies told Poland’s Supreme Court, a settlement could come by the end of the year and asked the judges to delay a hearing on recognition of an outstanding …

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T-Mobile USA unites with FreeMove Alliance for International Services

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¬≠FreeMove has announced that T-Mobile USA will participate in the FreeMove Alliance. FreeMove, the mobile telecommunications alliance is between Deutsche Telekom, Orange, TeliaSonera, and TIM (Telecom Italia Group) As part of this, T-Mobile USA is planning to offer the FreeMove Alliance’s advanced solutions to multinational clients, especially to those who require communications both in the United States and Europe. The …

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