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Europe warms to OpenStack

It’s hard to precisely quantify adoption of open-source software, but it looks like OpenStack is gaining serious traction in Europe, with adopters ranging from CERN and Deutsche Telekom to France’s burgeoning national clouds.

Deutsche Telekom CEO Obermann to step down, CFO to take over

Given his recent remarks suggesting frustration at the strictures of working in a large telco, it is not surprising to see Obermann go. His successor has wide knowledge of the German giant, though, and is apparently keen to emulate Obermann’s entrepreneurial streak.

Post AT&T tryst, T-Mobile’s decline continues

After showing signs of shaking the AT&T merger specter, T-Mobile is shedding customers again, posting a 205,000 subscriber loss in the second quarter. T-Mobile has shrunk by about 400,000 subscribers in the last year while all of its competitors have grown.

Bye bye, WAC: So much for carriers standardizing apps

What happens when you get four-dozen carriers in a single room? Apparently nothing. The organization tasked with creating common carrier APIs, the Wholesale Application Community, revealed on Tuesday it is dissolving, selling off its technology to Apigee and folding its development efforts into the GSM Association.

MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom team up to push NFC payments

MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom announced a partnership today that will bring NFC contactless payments to DT’s 93 million mobile customers in Europe. That puts more momentum behind NFC payments and potentially sets up 2013 as a big break-out year for contactless payments.


Communications-as-a-Service: opportunities for businesses

This report will examine some basics of CaaS technology, including what it does and some commonly known applications that use it. It outlines both the advantages and drawbacks of using CaaS technology and compares the strategies of two of the biggest CaaS providers.

Skype’s present is secure, its future is not

So by all counts, Skype is doing fine under Microsoft ownership. The software giant has kept its paws off the baby. However, the current success isn’t enough to mask the fact that Skype is facing increased competition from upstarts looking eat into our attention to Skype.

T-Mobile isn’t a rural carrier, but it might as well be

The Rural Cellular Association on Tuesday welcomed its newest member, T-Mobile USA. Even by the largest stretch of the imagination, T-Mobile can hardly be considered a rural operator, but in this age of mega-carriers the distinctions between rural and urban hardly matter anymore.

How T-Mobile’s roaming data caps would affect you

T-Mobile may soon begin restricting roaming data usage to cut down on the amount of packets its customers consume off the carrier’s networks. If true, the new caps could affect many of T-Mobile’s customers, though the size of the impact on each customer may be small.

AT&T punishes its customers for T-Mo merger’s failure

Wondering why AT&T smartphone data rates just went up? Because the operator was denied its acquisition of T-Mobile – at least that’s what AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson implied Thursday. Ma Bell is still bitter about AT&T-Mo’s failure and it’s taking it out on its customers.

T-Mobile’s consolation prize: No LTE but lots of airwaves

Deutsche Telekom has revealed the details of its breakup fee now that the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile is officially dead. T-Mobile gets: one check for $3 billion, one nationwide roaming agreement, and 128 individual spectrum licenses — everything it needs to build a better HSPA+ network.

Merger aftermath: Everywhere AT&T loses, Verizon wins

Verizon Wireless couldn’t have asked for a better outcome to the AT&T-Mo saga. Not only did its archival take a beating but Verizon managed to lock down its spectrum position while AT&T was distracted. But most importantly to Verizon, AT&T backed off before it went over the brink.

Who wins and who loses if AT&T-Mo fails?

AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile seems all but dead. If the deal falls through mobile operators stand to gain or lose depending on which of side of the battle lines the stand. The biggest losers, however, aren’t necessarily AT&T and T-Mobile.

Proposed: German cloud fortress for security-conscious shops

A bold proposal from Reinhard Clemens, CEO of Deutsche Telekom’s T-systems group. He would like certifications to enable the creation of super-secure clouds in Germany to slake pent-up demand among customers that don’t want to expose their data to U.S. government, Patriot Act scrutiny.

Should Apple buy a carrier, or just go around them?

When it comes to the iPhone, the main element that is still out of Apple’s control is the carriers. Jean-Louis Gassee proposed Apple solve this problem by just scooping up a carrier. But patent filings indicate Apple has other plans.

What T-Mobile Could Do if the AT&T Acquisition Fails

T-Mobile’s latest quarterly earnings aren’t pretty, and there’s a chance its acquisition by AT&T won’t survive the federal scrutiny that begins this week with congressional hearings. So what should the nation’s fourth-largest carrier do if the deal is scuttled? Here are a few ideas.

Ad Re-Targeter MyThings Raises $6 Million

European ad re-targeter MyThings has raised $6 million in a third round of funding round led by Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT) VC arm T-Venture…

T-Mobile to Abandon Net Neutrality for Mobile Video

T-Mobile wants Apple, Google and other companies offering mobile video and music services over their networks to pay up. René Obermann, CEO of T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom, said in an interview with a German business magazine today that these kinds of services should be “priced differently.”