Deutsche Telekom to support T-Mobile USA- CEO

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: According to CEO Rene Obermann of Deutsche Telekom, the company is committed to keeping and growing T-Mobile USA. With this, speculation that the operator may sell or merge the fourth-largest US mobile operator has been knocked off. US market is considered to be highly attractive in the years to come and the US operators has been described as highly …

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Sale of 40% stake in Telecom Srbija inches closer

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The Serbian government is all set to discuss the sale of a 40% stake in Telecom Srbija later this week. Greek operator OTE owns 20% of Telekom Srbija while the remaining stake is controlled by the government. According to Jasna Matic, the telecoms minister, the state has been poorly managing the company and that a sale would be good for …

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Deutsche Telekom introduces new growth plan (Germany)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: A number of new financial targets and focus areas for accelerating growth have been introduced by Deutsche Telekom on its investor day. The focus has been put on driving growth from broadband, TV and IT services to offset the steady decline in fixed and mobile voice revenues. Five growth areas have been outlined by the German operator in particular. …

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MTel decides business diversification (Hungary)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: In a bid to gear up the business, Magyar Telekom (MTel) of Hungary has decided to diversify its business into the utilities services sector. The decision is also aimed at retaining existing customers amid the country’s steepest economic dip for more than a decade. Natural gas and electricity of the Deutsche Telekom-backed telco will be resold to its residential …

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German spectrum auction to have four bidders

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: All four established network providers of Germany are allowed to participate in the upcoming spectrum auction but no newcomers will be bidding. The announcement has been made by German federal network regulator Bundesnetzagentur. An auction would be organized by the regulator for several spectrums in four bands which are not used any more by broadcasters or the military, including …

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Deutsche Telekom and NSN to highlight 42Mbps downlink speeds (Germany)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: An HSPA+ data call with peak throughput of 42 Mbps over a standards based 3G network has been conducted by Nokia Siemens Networks and Deutsche Telekom at the CeBIT 2010 fair held in Hannover, Germany. Dual Cell HSPA+ platform based on Nokia Siemens Networks’ commercial Flexi Multiradio Base Station and USB modems using Qualcomm’s MDM8220 chipset was used to …

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EC conditionally approves Orange UK/T-Mobile UK merger

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The recent speculations regarding the grant of conditional approval for the merger between the UK subsidiaries of France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom has been confirmed by the European Commission (EC). Under the conditions for the deal, Orange UK and T-Mobile UK are required to enter into a joint network sharing agreement with Hutchison 3G UK in order to ‘ensure …

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DT to rename merged domestic fixed, mobile units as ‘T’ (Germany)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: In order to integrate its fixed line and mobile operations in Germany, the domestic brand of German telecoms operator Deutsche Telekom (DT) will be renamed to ‘T’. T-Home brand is currently used by DT for its domestic fixed line operations and markets its German mobile services under the T-Mobile moniker. 2.5 million to three million subscribers has also been …

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MTN, Bharti & Zain emerge as highest revenue generators

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Over the last three years, an average growth of 45% in the revenue has been recorded by 16 leading service providers. The wireless service providers in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, India and China achieved the highest growth. MTN, Bharti and Zain have doubled their revenues in the last three years, thus leading the growth charge. Even larger …

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European telcos rule out big investments in 2010

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Large acquisitions have been ruled out by Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom in 2010 besides reassuring investors about their shareholder remuneration policies. Deutsche Telekom has proposed a 2009 dividend at €0.78 that will produce a €3.4bn pay-out. A dividend of at least €0.70 during 2010, 2011 and 2012 are due to be received by the investors, supplemented by share …

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Deutsche Telekom Q4 revenue rises 0.6%

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: 0.6 percent increase in the Q4 revenue has been reported by Deutsche Telekom reaching EUR 16.20 billion. The rise has been attributed to the takeover of OTE which helped offset a slide in revenues in its home market Germany. However, revenues in Germany were down 3.1 percent to EUR 6.40 billion. Due to negative currency effects and competitive pressures …

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Hutchison’s 3 drops objection to Orange, T-Mobile merger (UK)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: After receiving assurances of continuing to have access to cellular networks, one objection has been dropped by Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.’s 3 mobile- phone unit to the merger of Deutsche Telekom AG and France Telecom SA’s U.K operations. The number of mobile-phone towers will be increased as a result of the agreement which can be used by 3, the U.K.’s …

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