Group boasts of “record” Q3 results, but numbers shadowed by strategic and operational challenges. Dividend trimmed to keep spend taps flowing and offset US and balance sheet pressures. Capex guidance raised. German broadband “softness” tackled. Leadership looks forward to All-IP completion for German go-to-market. Romanian difficulties continue: “all possibilities” ...
Ill feelings for European enemy pushed aside, superseded by common goal of better capital utilisation.
Chancellor under pressure to take harder line on Chinese supplier. TDE faces risk of shutting down “unsafe” network components. Hungary, UK indicate willingness to ignore US calls for Huawei clampdown.
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.
Organic growth in key metrics puts Group broadly on track to hit guidance for the year, although Mexico a drag. Management maintaining focus beyond near‑term for 5G and digital transformation. Services beyond connectivity slowly feeding MNC growth.
Latest people movements include: Hans Jordan, Mattias Karlsson, David Blázquez, Daniele Sidoti, Jon Angus, Kirsty King, Markus Lloyd, Catherine Marks, Duncan Morris, Hiran Ravat, Helen Roberts, Victor Aloi, Gary Stewart.
O2 Germany now able to offer speeds up to 1Gbps in select regions. Tele Columbus agreement the latest in a series enabling O2 to build a fixed‑line and pay‑TV delivery platform without infrastructure investment.
O2 won a legal battle with its wholesale customer on the cost of sharing spectrum assets, but multiple legal reviews continue. Hundreds of millions of euros at stake. 1&1 Drillisch takes financial hit, but O2 remains vulnerable.
Telefónica Deutschland (O2 Germany) signed a contract with utility metering solutions provider Discovergy that will see the operator’s base stations equipped with power-use monitors over the next two years.
Political ructions after Chancellor appears to green-light Huawei involvement in 5G. Group hopes to count on Chinese supplier might still be dashed. TDE woos government at inaugural 5Germany event.
Once-close partner appears to have been damaged by DT supply refresh.
Efficiencies drive expands to provisioning, optimisation, and orchestration.
Further signal that NatCo is gearing up for long-awaited densification push.
Telekom Deutschland (TDE) and rivals Telefónica Deutschland and Vodafone Germany began supporting Advanced Mobile Location (AML), which enables emergency services to pinpoint the exact location of a handset when a user makes a 112 emergency call.
The breadth of Germany’s broadband infrastructure market continued to narrow following the acquisition of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) player Inexio by EQT Infrastructure.
Telekom Deutschland (TDE) boosted its TV content line‑up with further basketball and football coverage rights agreements.
Deutsche Telekom (DT) signalled that its mobile encryption app is enabling German government agencies to make confidential calls on Apple iPhones for the first time.
Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), Germany’s telecoms regulator, made a ruling on porting charges that will affect Telekom Deutschland (TDE) and the country’s other mobile operators.