Telekom Deutschland

Deutsche Telekom mulling OTT option for series

Deutsche Telekom is considering launching an OTT TV offering that will include drama series as the telco ramps up its original content investment, according to Wolfgang Elsasser, Telekom Deutschland’s head of TV business. Speaking at ANGA COM, Elsasser said that Telekom is thinking about OTT TV and pointed out that non-Telekom subscribers can already sign […]

Former Rogers exec takes up post as Telekom Deutschland chief

Deutsche Telekom has named two new board members, with Dirk Wössner replacing Niek Jan van Damme as member for Germany and Adel Al-Saleh taking over from Reinhard Clemens as member responsible for corporate customer arm T-Systems. Wössner joins the board and takes over as managing director of Telekom Deutschland, the group’s domestic German arm, effective […]

Telekom Deutschland adopts parent’s white label Smart Home offering

Deutsche Telekom’s domestic German arm, Telekom Deutschland, has signed up as the first partner for the group’s white-label smart home offering. Telekom Deutschland will deploy Deutshce Telekom’s Magenta SmartHome offering with its Speedprot Smart router, enabling them to manage a range of connected devices through the router. The domestic unit’s routers can now support the […]

Deutsche Telekom appoints new technology director

Deutsche Telekom has appointed the chief technology and IT officer of its Hungarian subsidiary, Walter Goldenits, to director of technology at Telekom Deutschland. The Magyar Telekom executive will succeed Bruno Jacobfeuerborn in his new role and will also take over a leading management position in the newly established board area, technology and innovation, which will […]

Management changes at Telekom Deutschland

Deutsche Telekom’s domestic arm, Telekom Deutschland, has named Ferri Abolhassan as director of service transformation and has moved technology chief Bruno Jacobfeuerborn to the position of  managing director of Telekom’s radio tower unit Deutsche Funkturm. Jacobfeuerborn has also been named as Deutche Telekom group chief technology officer at the head of a new technology and […]

Mobile viewing will drive bandwidth demand, ANGA COM attendees told

While linear TV is still the dominant form of TV consumption in Germany, viewing on mobile devices either via WiFi or LTE is growing massively and there will be a need for ever greater availability of bandwidth, according to a panel of TV operators and broadcasters at ANGA COM this morning. Manuel Cubero, chief commercial […]

Germany closes €5.08 billion spectrum auction

German regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur, closed its mobile broadband spectrum auction on Friday, raising a total of €5.08 billion. Germany sold blocks of spectrum to Telefonica Germany, Telekom Deutschland and Vodafone – who paid €1.20 billion, €1.79 billion and €2.09 respectively. In total 270Mhz of spectrum was sold across various frequency bands, including 700Mhz, which is […]

Germany kicks of 700 MHz spectrum auction

German regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur, yesterday kicked off its auction of the 700 MHz spectrum, which is being reallocated on a Europe-wide basis from broadcast to mobile broadband use. In the first of a wave of anticipated 700 MHz auctions from European Union countries, Germany is allowing bids from Telefónica Germany, Telekom Deutschland and Vodafone in […]

Cable operators express mixed views on fixed mobile convergence

Cable operators expressed mixed views of the importance of mobile in their offerings and on the role of fixed-mobile convergence to meet the future needs of consumers at the ANGA COM congress this morning. Speaking on the opening panel session at the event, Tele Columbus CEO and chairman Ronny Verhelst said he is a big […]