Deutsche Telekomwatch Weekly: European dealmaking quandaries back in spotlight

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Source: Deutsche Telekom

Mexican telecoms magnate Carlos Slim’s purchase of a stake in BT, and reports of interest from multiple non-European players in United Group, bring fresh strategic questions for global heavyweight (but Europe-sceptic) operator.

This article includes:

  • Organisations: A1 Telekom Austria; Anthropic; Aurora Labs; BC Partners; BT Group; Cronogorski Telekom; Deutsche Telekom; Equativ; eSync Alliance; e&; Hrvatski Telekom; Iliad; Iskon Internet; Magyar Telekom; Orange; Perplexity; Polski Światłowód Otwarty; PPF Group; SK Telecom; Spiral 4; Starlink; STC; Telefónica; Telekom Romania Mobile Communications; T-Systems; T-Mobile Czech Republic; T-Mobile Poland; T-Mobile US; United Group; Utiq; Verimi; Vodafone Group.
  • Geographic: Croatia; Czechia; Europe; Germany; Hungary; Montenegro; Poland; Slovakia; South Korea; Spain; USA.
  • People: Allison Kirkby; Carlos Slim; Christian Loefert; Christine Knackfuß-Nikolic; Dagmar Mangrich; Ferri Abolhassan; Ivan Bartulović; Jon Abrahamson; Krešimir Madunović; Mircea Hațegan; Peter Arbitter; Sabine Buch; Steffen Roehn; Tim Höttges; Urs Krämer; Zsuzsanna Friedl.
  • Themes: 3G switch-off; AI at scale; Asset-light strategy; Automotive software; B2B2X; Broadband expansion; Cloud; Competitive landscape; Connectivity; Customer-centricity; Digital identity; Digital marketing; Digital product line-up; Digital transformation; Electric vehicles; Fibre rollout; Fixed wireless access; Generative AI; Hybrid mobile-satcomms services; Integrated ICT solutions; Investment in fibre; Legacy retirement programme; Managed digital identity software; Minority stake; M&A; Multilingual large language models; Network APIs; Partnership-based approach; Secure data services; Telecommunications assets; Wireless communications tech procurement.
  • Events: DTW24 – Ignite.

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