Ukraine sets limits on telecoms privatization tender

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Ukraine has launched a privatization tender for the country’s fixed-line telephone company but has imposed controversial restrictions that threaten to prohibit leading global telecoms companies from the bidding. With an expected cost of around US$1.3 billion, the long delayed sale of Ukrtelecom is likely to raise badly needed funds for Ukraine, which was battered by the global financial crisis and …

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T-Mobile to Make Google its Default Mobile Search Partner (Europe)

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Deutsche Telekom has inked a deal with Google to make it its default search provider for millions of T-Mobile subscribers. Google search will be available via the web’n’walk browser homepage and the phone’s idle screen. The service will be optimized for mobile phone use, with customers being presented with the most significant information. The roll out will began on 1st …

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Serbia plans US$2.25 billion telecom stake sale

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Serbia is planning to sell half of its stake in Telekom Srbija to other European phone companies. The government is seeking as a minimum US$2.25 billion from the sale. Serbia has applied to become a member of the European Union, but needs to reduce state debt and to attract foreign investment Telekom Srbija is 20% owned by Greece’s OTE, which …

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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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