Strategy & Change
DT Chief Executive indicates that spending billions on sports rights is a risky business. Part-DT-owned BT criticised for stretching itself on football content acquisition.
Network & Infrastructure
Deutsche Telekom wants to carve out “ all ” of its towers across Europe, says CFO Christian Illek. Change in mindset comes following rapid rise in TowerCo valuations. Czech and Slovakian footprint next to be assessed for extraction from NatCos.
Germany’s move for shared European cloud infrastructure backed. CEO laments lack of European rivals to tech giants from America, Asia. TDE announces upcoming campus network products. NatCo signs strategic partnership with Teradata. T-Sys unveils new public and private cloud propositions.
Partnerships & Alliances
Web services giant gees-up operator audience, stressing their go-to-market strength. Opportunities highlighted across network, IT, and services.
Rundown of key Catalysts , joint initiatives. More than 30 joint technology projects demoed, with assurance, partnering, and customer experience to fore. Operator preoccupations ahead of 5G include profitability and effectiveness of network slicing. Drones, emergency services, and healthcare among focus verticals.