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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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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