Deutsche Telekom plans to veto Serbian bids

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The proposal for the privatization of Telekom Srbija has been planned to be vetoed by Deutsche Telekom in order to gradually increase its stake in the telco. According to Milorad Joksimovic, president of the Telekom Trade Union, a proposed sale of 40% of the national carrier would be unsuccessful, because Deutsche Telekom was keen to ensure no other player …

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E-Plus seeks network sharing with rivals in Germany

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: KPN’s German mobile unit E-Plus has announced that it will buy network access from competitors to keep its mobile phone service in the country going. E-Plus has been the only operator which has failed to secure spectrum in the 800MHz band in the Federal Network Agency’s recent mobile frequency auction. The competitors will be approached by the company for …

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T-Mobile USA loses subscribers in Q1

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The first quarterly loss of subscribers has been posted by T-Mobile USA, the fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier. While the company had a net gain of 415,000 customers in the year-ago quarter, it had a net loss 77,000 customers this quarter. Since, nearly every adult in the U.S. now has a cell phone, the other two large carriers, Verizon Wireless …

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Deutsche Telekom reports 0.6% fall in the revenues

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: 0.6 percent fall in the quarterly revenues of Deutsche Telekom has been reported which went down to EUR 15.81 billion but the EBITDA on the other hand improved by 1.6 percent to EUR 4.89 billion, giving a margin of 30.9 percent. 36 percent improvement in the quarterly net profit to EUR 819 million has also been reported while the …

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Angola telecom contracts DeTeCon to restructure

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Angola Telecom has awarded a contract to German-based ICT consultancy DeTeCon International to restructure the state-owned telco’s operations. DeTeCon is a subsidiary of T-Systems International which is a part of the Deutsche Telekom group. According to the company, DeTeCon will majorly intervene in the context of more effective development of Angolan telecommunications, including quality of service, tariffs, revenue and …

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Serbia to be advised by Citi consortium on Telekom sale

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Serbia has got a consortium led by Citigroup as the sole bidder to advise it on the sale of a 40% stake in Telekom Srbija.  Two week time has been left with the tender commission to consider the financial offer by the consortium and decide whether to accept it. Plan to sell of half the 80% stake in Telekom …

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Indian telco Bharti Airtel’s latest ventures improves its world ranking

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: In the latest global rankings, Bharti Airtel which was ranked eighth in last year’s ranking will overtake Norway’s Telenor Group, Deutsche Telekom and China Unicom to become the world’s fifth largest mobile operator group with just under 170 million global connections. The rankings are based on fourth-quarter 2009 connections data and are calculated on a performance basis to demonstrate …

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Hungary’s Magyar Telekom & E.ON AG sign power retail sales deal

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Hungary’s largest telecommunications company by market share, Magyar Telekom Nyrt has stepped its foot into the power retail sales market to retain existing customers and to gain new ones. The move has been described as a long-term strategic step and not a short-term revenue generator. German utility giant E.ON AG and Magyar Telekom has entered in to a partnership …

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Deutsche Telekom to partner Harbinger for LTE (USA)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: In a bid to make up lost ground to US rivals, Deutsche Telekom and Harbinger Capital are in a preliminary partnership discussion with each other. Harbinger Capital is the hedge fund planning to build a wholesale Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the US. The struggling US unit of Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile USA is in talk with Harbinger to …

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Deutsche Telecom puts big acquisitions on backburner

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The fresh wave of financial problems in Europe has made Deutsche Telecom to put all its major future acquisitions on the backburner. The operator has shifted its focus towards building up cash reserves to guard against a second economic crisis. The company believes that due to Germany’s national debt, it may have to face another crisis and so the …

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