Telecommunication Report

Monday, September 17, 2007

T-Mobile to secure rights to sell iPhone in Germany (The Wall Street Journal Europe, 17 Sep 2007, Page 4)

T-Mobile to secure rights to sell iPhone in Germany
—Stefan Paul Meching
The Wall Street Journal Europe
17 Sep 2007

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG’s mobile-services arm T-Mobile is to gain exclusive marketing rights for Apple Inc.’s iPhone in Germany, said a person close to the matter. T-Mobile will sell the device for OE399 ($554) and will pay Apple a share of iPhone sales.... read more...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

As a reformed addict, I can now see the full menace of a Blackberry habit (The Guardian, 22 Aug 2007, Page 23)

As a reformed addict, I can now see the full menace of a Blackberry habit
Jonathan Freedland
The Guardian
22 Aug 2007

Iought to warn you. If you send an email to the address at the bottom of this column, I won’t reply. At least not till September, which will be the first time I see it. That’s because, as you read these words, I shall be on holiday, as far away from my... read more...

Monday, July 30, 2007

Rebel shareholders focus minds as Vodafone mulls Verizon’s future
The Business
28 Jul 2007

SIR John Bond had an easy ride at Vodafone’s annual general meeting (AGM) in London. The gathering brought none of the riotous protests sometimes seen at such events, when environmental protestors chain themselves to their seats and extremists lob... read more...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Europe’s telecom sector seems ready to rebound
By Peter Stiff And Wade Koenecke —Daniel Thomas and Lilly Vitorovich contributed to this article.
The Wall Street Journal Europe
23 Jul 2007

European telecom shares are primed to rise higher in the second half as companies unroll new services and consolidation talk accelerates. After languishing in the doldrums for the past year, stock prices for some of the sector’s key players could be... read more...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Telefónica insists it won’t make big deals
By Keith Johnson
The Wall Street Journal Europe
16 Jul 2007

Madrid SPAIN’S TELEFÓNICA SA spent more than OE100 billion ($138 billion) during the past decade to build a sprawling empire with operations in 22 countries. This year, in an effort to shed its label as a serial buyer, it vowed not to make any major... read more...

Monday, July 02, 2007

Why world’s police turn to text messaging
By Li Yuan
The Wall Street Journal Europe
02 Jul 2007

THREE WEEKS ago, when police in The Hague in the Netherlands got a report that a boat had been stolen, they sent out a text message about the case to residents who had signed up to receive neighborhood crime alerts on their cellphones. An hour later,... read more...

Monday, June 18, 2007

AT&T awaits a rush for iPhones
By Amol Sharma And Nick Wingfield —Joon Knapen contributed to this article.
The Wall Street Journal Europe
18 Jun 2007

AT&T Inc. stands a good chance of stealing customers away from other wireless operators in the U.S. by carrying Apple Inc.’s highly anticipated iPhone, two new consumer surveys show. Two-thirds of mobile-phone users who are interested in purchasing... read more...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Will Vodafone be in play?
By Jason Singer And Cassell Bryan-Low
The Wall Street Journal Europe
05 Jun 2007

LONDON’S MACHO hedgefund community has been congratulating itself for playing a major role in forcing Dutch banking titan ABN Amro Holding NV to put itself up for sale. Now, some observers are whispering about whether Vodafone Group PLC could be the... read more...

Monday, May 28, 2007

Will a buyer come a-calling? Clean bill of health opens up BT to bids
telecoms Arindam nag of dow jones newswires
The Business
26 May 2007

How realistic is a leveraged buyout of BT, the British telecoms giant? The answer depends on how regulators treat its Openreach business. Sir Christopher Bland, the outgoing chairman, has said that the company has received no offers. But he leaves a... read more...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

EP expected to back roaming price caps today

Irish Independent
23 May 2007

THE European Parliament is expected to vote today in favour of a proposal to cap mobile phone roaming charges, cutting costs for travellers who use their phones abroad. The measure, which is also all but certain to be backed by EU ministers at a... read more...

Thursday, May 10, 2007

InternetNZ dials up fresh push for Enum trial
The Dominion Post
07 May 2007

INTERNETNZ will push again for a public trial of Enum, the phone numbering system which will help low-cost Internet calling reach the general public. The Telecommunications Carriers Forum, an industry body representing the likes of Telecom and... read more...

Thursday, April 19, 2007

River of gold flows in new direction as jobs go online
David Crow
The Business
21 Apr 2007

growing jobs sections which companies will pay a premium for; established titles still have kudos. Similarly, multinational companies will advertise for chief executives in publications such as The Economist. Smaller, regional titles are less likely... read more...

Thursday, April 05, 2007

France Tlcom, Telefnica weigh Olimpia stake

France Tlcom, Telefnica weigh Olimpia stake

By Jason Singer in London and Gabriel Kahn in Rome

The Wall Street Journal Europe

05 Apr 2007

Two European telecommunications operators are each considering making a bid for the holding company that controls Telecom Italia SpA, people close to the matter said, heating up a battle over a company the Italian government wants to keep in national... read more...

Monday, March 12, 2007

Deutsche Telekom goes for growth

Deutsche Telekom goes for growth


The Business

10 Mar 2007

TORN between the government’s partial ownership and inflexible labour laws, management has no easy task in restructuring Deutsche Telekom (DT), Germany’s phone giant. But Rene Obermann, DT’s new chief executive, is asking investors to make a big leap... read more...