Telefónica Deutschland

Tele Columbus does wholesale deal with Telefónica Deutschland

German cable operator Tele Columbus has struck a long-term wholesale deal with Telefónica Deutschland that will enable the latter to offer services over the Tele Columbus network, covering 2.3 million homes in Germany. The move marks a new departure for Tele Columbus in opening up its network to a third-party wholesale partner. Earlier this year […]

Telefonica Deutschland names new CEO

Telefonica Deutschland has named Telefonica veteran Markus Haas as its new CEO. Haas, who has worked at Telefonica since 1998, will take up his new role on Jaunary 1, 2017, taking over from Telefonica Deutschland’s current CEO Thorsten Dirks. Telefonica said that Dirks will continue to support the management team until the end of the […]

Telefonica Deutchland’s acquisition of E-Plus cleared by EU

Telefonica Deutschland’s acquisition of E-Plus, a subsidiary of Dutch telecoms group KPN, has received final clearance from the European Commission.  Telefónica Deutschland said it is confident it will now close the acquisition by the end of the month, with Telefónica Deutschland now due to execute the capital measures to finance the transaction. “With the final […]

KPN approves sale of E-Plus

Dutch telecom incumbent KPN has approved the sale of its German subsidiary E-Plus to Telefónica Deutschland for €5 billion in cash and a 20.5% stake in Telefónica’s German unit.  The deal is subject to regulatory approval. KPN will use the proceeds to increase its financial flexibility to recommence dividend payments to its shareholders.