Orange & T-Mobile confident of EC approval for merger (UK)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Rapid regulatory approval from European Commission is expected by Orange and T-Mobile for a merger of the UK mobile phone businesses, France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom. France Telecom’s Orange UK and Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile UK are planning to combine to form Britain’s largest mobile operator, with 29.5m customers. The number of UK mobile network operators in UK will be …

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T-Mobile, Orange to offer a part of spectrum for sale in UK

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: A part of the combined radio spectrum has been offered to be sold by Deutsche Telekom AG and France T©l©com SA besides providing some network-sharing guarantees to allay competition concerns over their U.K. mobile joint venture. Instead of facing a lengthy antitrust probe by U.K. regulators, the companies consider European Commission’s antitrust clearance a preferred option. The key players …

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Deutsche Telekom introduces app store integration plans

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Increased integration with mobile apps and content stores as a key part of mobile internet strategy has been announced by Deutsche Telekom. Delivery of the widest choice of mobile apps and content and creation of an environment that is easy to use regardless of what brand of phone its customers are using is the main aim of the telco. …

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T-Mobile Slovensko to merge with Slovak Telekom

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Slovak Telekom has adopted a plan to implement the legal merger of Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Slovensko with effect on July 1, 2010. The decision was taken following the decisions of its Board of Directors and that of mobile subsidiary T-Mobile Slovensko on February 11, 2010. The combined company will retain the brands, T-Mobile and T-Com (fixed and broadband) …

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Mobile operators join force on global apps platform

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: An open international applications platform has been launched by a joint force of the world’s largest mobile operators. This marks the largest unified move to date by the operator community into the mobile apps space. A combination of 24 of the world’s largest mobile carriers, the so called ‘Wholesale Applications Community’ includes America Movil, AT&T, Bharti Airtel, China Unicom, …

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Deutsche Telekom (DT) suggests cableco regulation

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Deutsche Telekom (DT) has raged a debate by calling for a regulation for cable networks to be opened up to allow non-discriminatory access.  Similar regulations have already being proposed in the Netherlands and Denmark. According to CEO Rene Obermann, cable operators that have rolled out broadband wiring in homes should also give access to competitors. However, cable operator KDG …

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Deutsche Telekom changes strategy for 2010 (Germany)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: A completely different revenue breakdown within five years is expected by Deutsche Telekom. A new strategy has been unveiled by the company CEO Rene Obermann which aims to transform the company from a clear telephony company into a more diverse company, focusing on data services. A new cost-cutting programme will be introduced to reach this goal besides an investment …

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T-Mobile might float its share in an IPO (USA)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Even after losing a considerable United States market share, no confirmation or denial has yet come from European operator Deutsche Telekom (DT) on reports that it could be ready to set T-Mobile USA free as a separate, public entity. Telekom spent almost $3 billion in the first three quarters of 2009 to build out the T-Mobile network; it is …

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Deutsche Telekom seeks IPO for T-Mobile USA

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: A number of discussions have been held by T-Mobile’s parent, Germany’s Deutsche Telekom with a number of banks about underwriting an IPO for the unit. Partial spinoff of the business which would carve it into a separate entity with its own balance sheet has been considered another option. Since a past few years, there were continuous rumors regarding Deutsche …

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Europe telecom sector to see signs of recovery

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Some signs of recovery are expected to be seen in the fourth-quarter results from European operators even though the regulatory drag on revenue is set to persist. Foreign exchange is expected to be a major driver with the dollar rally boosting Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone. The theme of the telecom sector in Europe will remain the same namely mergers, …

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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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