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Vodafone Deutschland set to lose subs as end of mandatory housing contracts looms

Vodafone Deutschland is likely to lose about two million basic cable subscribers and around €400 million in revenue if planned legislative changes affecting the supply of services to housing associations are implemented, according to an analysis by Jefferies. According to the analysts, the changes, which would end the current practice whereby housing associations bundle the […]

Sprint merger drives Deutsche Telekom beyond €100 billion in 2020 revenues

Deutsche Telekom experienced a record year, with net revenues up by 25.4% to €101 billion. Announcing its year-end results, the Germany-based operator said that EBITDA AL rose by 41.6% to €35, and by 7.9% in organic terms. The company admitted that the significant growth was mainly driven by the acquisition of Sprint in the US, […]

Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica sign active network sharing pact

Deutsche Telekom has signed a co-operation agreement with Telefónica to share infrastructure in Germany. The move will see the companies work together in order to improve rural coverage and boost signal in ‘grey spots’. Both companies will implement active network sharing at “several hundred selected antenna sites.” This deal is separate to previous joint projects, […]

Netflix overtakes ARD to become the second largest TV group in Europe

Netflix is now the second largest TV group in Europe, with no ceiling in sight for the streaming service. According to a report from Ampere Analysis, Netflix is now second only to Comcast in terms of 2020 revenue. Comcast, which owns and operates Sky Group, still is the clear leader and accounted for 12% of […]

Deutsche Telekom takes TV Now in expanded deal with RTL

Deutsche Telekom and RTL Group’s German unit, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, have agreed an expanded distribution deal that will see the German telecom giant integrate the RTL streaming service TV Now Premium in its TV offer, Magenta TV. From today, the price plans Magenta TV Smart and Magenta TV Smart Flex will automatically include TV Now […]

Deutsche Telekom and Tele Columbus post Q3 TV numbers

Two German TV operators – telecom giant Deutsche Telekom and regional cable operator Tele Columbus – reported their third quarter numbers yesterday, with the former seeing TV numbers rise while the latter saw a continued decline in basic TV customers. Deutsche Telekom’s German domestic TV base increased by 6.9% to 3.787 million at the end […]

Magenta Telekom partners with Whip Media for VOD management

Deutsche Telekom’s Austrian business Magenta Telekom has announced a deal with Whip Media Group. The partnership sees Magenta Telekom implement Whip Media’s Content Value Management (CVM) platform to manage its VOD business. This, the company said, allows it to automate its VOD platform to more effectively capitalise on content contracts, control VOD royalties, streamline asset […]

Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica Deutschland sign 10-year fixed line deal including FTTH access

  Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica Deutschland/O2 have announced a 10-year extension to their fixed line network collaboration in Germany. The deal will see Deutsche Telekom continue to grant Telefónica access to its broadband network, including its fibre-optic network – the first time that Deutsche Telekom has allowed a competitor access to its fibre network. This […]

Merkel to back Deutsche Telekom Chinese campaign

German chancellor Angela Merkel will back Deutsche Telekom in its attempts to expand into China.  According to sources cited by WirtschaftsWoche, the German government “wants to help Telekom gain access to the mobile communications market in China.” This would not be an unprecedented move for Merkel, who previously provided a similar level of support for […]

Ex-Proximus CEO Leroy becomes Deutsche Telekom Europe chief

Former Proximus CEO Dominique Leroy is to join the board of Deutsche Telekom’s as head of the latter’s Europe segment – referring to countries within Europe outside Germany – from November 1. Leroy succeeds Srini Gopalan, who will assume responsibility for Deutsche Telekom’s Germany segment at the same time. Leroy was CEO of Belgium operator […]

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