Sprint to raise fees for smartphone users (USA)

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US mobile phone network operator, Sprint Nextel is to raise the monthly fees it charges new smartphone users by $10 to reflect surging mobile data usage. The increase, effective from January 30, means that the lowest priced monthly service plan available to smartphone owners using Sprint Nextel’s network will rise to $80 a month. The new rate will apply to …

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Deutsche Telekom expects mobile web boost for U.S

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Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive Rene Obermann has stated that the company hopes demand for faster mobile internet services will help it gain customers in the United States. According to him, mobile internet offers good growth chances at the moment, adding that Deutsche Telekom currently has the fastest network there. Obermann and new U.S. head Philip Humm are due on Thursday …

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Vivendi receives $1.67 billion for PTC stake (Poland)

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Vivendi has confirmed that it has received US$1.67 billion payment from Deutsche Telekom, bringing to an end its long-running dispute over Polish mobile phone operator Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (PTC). According to Vivendi’s statement, the receipt of the funds effectively annuls the litigation surrounding PTC’s share capital ownership. Late last year Deutsche Telekom and Vivendi had announced that they had settled …

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Serbia extends Telekom Serbia deadline to March

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The Serbian Ministry of Finance working group for the privatization of 51% of shares in national telecommunications provider Telekom Serbia has extended the deadline for submitting binding bids until March 31. According to the Ministry, the deadline was pushed so that France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom, as well as all other interested companies, will have enough time to study the …

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AT&T on track with new high-speed network in 2011 (USA)

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The largest US telecommunications group AT&T is accelerating the launch of a new high-speed wireless network based on a technology called LTE. AT&T plans to start deploying the new 4G network beginning in mid-2011 and complete the nationwide launch by the end of 2013, much sooner than had been expected. AT&T’s decision to start the building of its 4G network …

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Deutsche Telekom Chief cleared of charges

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Deutsche Telekom’s chief has been free from all the charges by prosecutors investigating a fraud at the telco’s Balkans subsidiaries. According to reports, prosecutors dropped charges against Rene Obermann following a three month investigation into the DT chief’s involvement in an alleged US$40.09 million bribery scandal involving the telco’s businesses in Macedonia and Montenegro. The case was dropped due to …

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Everything Everywhere to retain Orange and T-Mobile Brands(UK)

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Britain’s largest mobile phone operator “Everything Everywhere” is set to retain both the Orange and T-Mobile brands as it strives to minimize the risk of losing customers to rivals. Tom Alexander, Chief Executive, played down rumors that the company was abandoning the T-Mobile brand after a review that is slated take place next year. He added that they were considering …

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EU expands Slovak Telekom anti-trust probe to Deutsche Telekom (Europe)

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European Commission, the European Union’s highest antitrust authority has extended an investigation into whether Slovak Telekom violated anti-monopoly rules to the telco’s parent, German heavyweight Deutsche Telekom (DT). In 2009 the commission began probing the incumbent Slovakian PSTN operator, which uses the T-Com brand, concerning alleged infringements mainly relating to broadband internet access services. In a statement, it confirmed that …

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Deutsche Telekom extends CEO Obermann’s contract until 2016?

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­The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom has decided to extend Ren© Obermann’s contract as Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom by a further five years at its meeting today. His current contract expires on October 31, 2011. The new contract will run until the end of October 2016. According to Prof. Ulrich Lehner, Chairman of the Supervisory …

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Deutsche Telekom takes over Poland’s PTC

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Deutsche Telekom AG has settled a long-running dispute with France’s Vivendi SA and a Polish corporation over the ownership of Polish mobile network PTC, allowing it to take full control of one of the country’s major operators. According to Deutsche Telekom, it will pay a total of US$1.9 billion to Vivendi and Poland’s Elektrim under the agreement. The dispute was …

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