Germany wants to examine Deutsche Telekom’s Huawei pact
The country's Interior Minister expressed "concern" over the close ties between Huawei and Deutsche Telekom.
This week Germany's Interior Minister said she is concerned about the close ties between Deutsche Telekom and the Chinese company Huawei. Minister Nancy Faeser told the Handelsblatt newsp... Read more
Germany will ban 5G components from Huawei and ZTE
The move is not due to the threat of espionage, but rather to avoid "dependency"
Following a trend set by the US and UK, the German government is now also planning to forbid telecoms operators from using certain components from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE in their 5G networks, according to ... Read more
EU launches study to decide who will pay for Europe’s 5G networks
The European Commission wants to do a study who needs to pay for the 5G networks in Europe. Is that for the telco's or should de big tech players pay for their "fair share". Big question will be, what is "fair"?
This week, Meta and other US tech platforms howled in protest over the European Comm... Read more
Deutsche Telecom, Ericsson and Google partner for 5G Edge calling
The three companies have reached a milestone in their joint development 5G Core VoIP project
Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson and Google Cloud have announced a significant milestone in their strategic partnership to bring cloud infrastructure closer to mobile devices at the network edge. This week th... Read more
European Commission starts consultation on big tech network costs
The European Commission wants to question big tech and telcos on their investment and cloud infrastructure plans before tabling legislation that may require big tech to shoulder network costs, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.
According to the source, the Commission aims to ensure... Read more
European carriers form joint venture for ads based on digital IDs
Europe's largest telcos want to take the next step in commercializing digital identities. Four of Europe's largest telecommunications giants have filed a joint venture (JV) proposal with the European Commission.
Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, France’s Orange, Spain’s Telefónica and the UK’... Read more
Europe’s top countries want clarity on big tech network costs
Germany and five other countries have asked the European Commission to clarify proposals to have big tech pay some of the expenses of EU telecom network operators, joining a discussion that has sparked both support and resistance from interest groups.
The six largest content providers -- includi... Read more
Altice and Vodafone to construct €7 billion fibre network in Germany
Vodafone and Altice want to construct a €7 billion optical fibre network in Germany. The partners are stepping up the competition with Deutsche Telekom, one of Germany's biggest optical fibre providers.
As part of the plan, Vodafone and Altice will found a new company dubbed FibreCo. The plan... Read more
EU agencies unite to oppose big tech paying for telco infrastructure
A group of European telecom regulators does not support the idea of having big tech firms such as Google and Netflix paying for telecommunications infrastructure, it said in initial findings published on Tuesday.
The findings by the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BERE... Read more