‘EU telcos set to win the fight of making big tech pay for network costs’
According to industry and regulatory insiders, European telecommunications providers are poised to win their decade-long battle to make big tech pay for network expenses due to receptive EU regulators and the EU's moves to rein in US tech giants.
A coalition of major European operators including... Read more
Deutsche Telekom and Orange urge big tech to shoulder network costs
Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica and 13 other European telecommunications companies launched a bold drive for big tech to contribute to network expenses on Monday, referencing the energy crisis and EU climate change targets as justifications.
The appeal comes as the European Commission seeks... Read more
Germany’s blanket data retention deemed illegal by EU’s top court
The European Union's top court has ruled that Germany's data retention rules breach European laws, handing a blow to member states that rely on blanket data collecting to combat crime and protect national security.
According to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the legislation o... Read more
Smaller EU telcos warn that big tech network fees may hurt the market
Several smaller telecom operators said that EU regulators' plan to make big tech share the expenses of telecom networks may skew the market and undermine competition.
Large operators like Deutsche Telekom, Orange, and Telefonica have complained for years about big tech using their networks for... Read more
Deutsche Telekom beats expectations with quarterly results
Deutsche Telekom raised its annual projection for the second time and reported quarterly profit above expectations on Thursday. The results were boosted by strong sales from its US T-Mobile unit and European businesses.
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization after leases ... Read more
‘KKR-led consortium offers $20 billion for Deutsche Telekom division’
According to insider sources, a consortium of investors led by KKR is quickly gaining ground in the race to acquire a stake in Deutsche Telekom AG's sizable wireless tower portfolio.
Deutsche Telekom is trying to sell a stake in its tower business. The sale may rank among the most prominent infr... Read more
Vodafone plans a “super cookie” to target ads at the ISP level
The carrier claims the new system is needed to "save the targeted advertising industry".
Vodafone is piloting a new advertising ID system called TrustPid, which will work as a persistent user tracker at the mobile Internet Service Provider (ISP) level. This is according to a report in BleepingC... Read more
Deutsche Telecom reviewing bids to sell a stake in its mobile towers
The telco could sell a minority or a majority stake, sources said.
Deutsche Telekom is reviewing proposals to sell a majority or minority stake in its towers business, according to a report in Reuters. They are choosing from a slew of financial and corporate investors that have approached the G... Read more
Regulators greenlight the sale of T-Mobile Netherlands
Tele2 is permitted to sell T-Mobile Netherlands. The business unit will be handed to investors Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus. The proceeds -- 5.1 billion euros -- will be divided among current shareholder.
75 percent of T-Mobile Netherlands is owned by Deutsche Telekom. 25 percent belongs to ... Read more
Deutsche Telekom finalizes tower sale; these are the bidders
Deutsche Telekom's German tower network is in demand. Newspaper Handelsblatt reports that several investors and network companies are lining up for an acquisition.
Deutsche Telekom is selling 50 to 75 percent of its German tower network. The proceeds are earmarked for debt repayments and investm... Read more