Two groups firm up relationship following a long courtship.
Dutch unit T‑Mobile Infra to be DT’s anchor investment in new Digital Infrastructure Vehicle.
Move releases DT to join European TowerCo gold rush, but while keeping options open on future ownership of its own infrastructure assets.
Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, and Vodafone sign MoU.
Aim is to generate greater economies of scale for smaller suppliers through common procurement parameters.
Lobbying European governments for open RAN funding high on the agenda.
Brendan O’Reilly appointed Global CTO at infrastructure provider BAI Communications, leaving a gap at the top of O2 UK ahead of its impending Virgin Media merger.
BAI hoping to tap O’Reilly’s 5G and network sharing expertise.
Story of side-deal refuses to go away, but Group maintains previous line that it has no interest in a Chinese-German mobile access trade.
Speculation re-emerges as China and EU near wider accord on investment.
Managers for strategic procurement categories being recruited, including network, connectivity, and marketing.
Data science remains prominent.
New subsidiary’s standalone status emphasised, evidencing detachment and perhaps also ambition.
Vivek Badrinath emphasises operational and strategic independence from Vodafone.
CEO claims Europe is 20 years behind the USA in commercialisation of towers.
Newspaper interview used to defend upcoming listing on Frankfurt Stock Exchange.