With government support, too
The biggest webmail providers in Germany will soon encourage their customers to use full-blown end-to-end email encryption. The providers, including Deutsche Telekom…
Collaboration more general
Update: Mozilla has told TechCrunch that the WSJ’s framing of this as a partnership around an actual phone was inaccurate. In other…
More internet for everyone!
Combining the long haul fiber optic networks with IP transit routing networks could help telecom operators save 40 percent in costs or…
Wearables move beyond fitness
Last month, Wirecard unveiled a wristband device that functioned like a digital wallet, storing credit cards, ID cards and even tickets on…
Take your partner by the hand
The pairing-off of major U.K. telecommunications players continues: On Friday, Three’s Hong Kong owner, Hutchison Whampoa, said it was now in exclusive…
A good year for 4G in the UK
It looks as if 2014 was the year that 4G found its stride in the U.K. Everything Everywhere, the first carrier to…
Europe, here comes Niel
French telecom tycoon Xavier Niel may have seen his offers for T-Mobile US rebuffed, but it looks like he’s going to get…
BT, the company once known as British Telecom, said on Monday that it is now exclusively negotiating a possible £12.5 billion ($19.6…
The anti-tracking service has also revealed a partnership with Deutsche Telekom, which unlike some carriers seems to be more interested in protecting its customers than selling them out to advertisers.
AT&T may soon be the proud owner of Mexico’s third largest mobile carrier, but that doesn’t mean its going to erase the international boundaries between mobile networks and service plans.
Iliad said T-Mobile board members wouldn’t even consider its offers so it’s no further plans to negotiate.
There are plenty of services today that will let you make a voice call from your PC, but Jibe wants to make the browser a seamless extension of your mobile phone — and not just for voice.
Xyo’s touch-centric technology, which is based on fine-grained “micro-categories” of apps, will be quickly integrated with Digital Turbine’s offering for its imminent deployment with Verizon and Vodafone Australia.
On Monday, Cisco added BT, Deutsche Telekom, Equinix to a roster of partners building Cisco-based clouds based on — yes — Cisco hardware.
The German company is partnering with the Atos division to help customers control their home appliances from their mobile devices. Worldline also joined the connected home consortium EEBus on Thursday.
Deutsche Telekom has its own German cloud storage service, TelekomCloud, so it’s no surprise to see its big Dropbox partnership exclude the carrier’s home turf.
Netflix is getting ready to strike a partnership in Germany — but in neighboring Austria, it could soon get a new competitor.
No matter how bad an idea a Sprint-T-Mobile merger might be or how much regulatory scrutiny it might face, the two companies some committed to going through with it. They could announce as early as July.
Like Apple, SmartThings and others, German ISP Deutsche Telekom wants to get in on the race to own the smart home platform. DT is looking for partners for its Qivicon home hub and app.
Carriers are becoming more interested in app recommendations, not only because of potential advertising revenues but to promote their ever-increasing number of app partnerships.
The app, which promises to protect voice communications, is part of a slew of new security products being pitched to privacy-conscious businesses in Europe.
As part of its ongoing quest to beef up its central and eastern European operations, Deutsche Telekom(s dt) has bought up the…
The British carrier EE, which got a headstart on its rivals in offering high-speed 4G/LTE mobile broadband, said on Tuesday that it…
After spending billions on spectrum without a network to show for it, DISH first looked to Sprint as way to enter the market. A purchase deal fell through and now the company is thinking of making a bid for T-Mobile.
Rene Obermann, who will end his seven-year spell as head of Germany’s big telecoms player at the end of the month, said in an interview that he doesn’t understand why everyone is “pussy-footing” around the U.S. on privacy issues.
Deutsche Telekom said on Sunday that it will buy GTS Central Europe, a 20-year-old telecommunications firm that focuses on the business market.…
Lookout’s mobile threat-protection app has now landed on the Android phones of three of the four major U.S. carriers.
The shuffling of Telefonica’s cards continues: the Spanish telecoms giant is set to sell off a $3.33 billion controlling stake in its Czech and Slovakian operations, with the buyer being Petr Kellner’s investment vehicle PPF Group.
In an echo of Brazil’s push for greater online autonomy, Deutsche Telekom has proposed keeping German internet traffic within German borders, wherever possible. That’s not going to protect much, though.
The $55 million funding round will help Lookout expand beyond the consumer market and into enterprise mobile security.
It’s big week for messaging app Path, which has announced some new features and a big foreign partnership to boot.
Networks are springing up all over Asia boasting faster speeds and new breakthroughs in 4G technology, leaving North America and Europe to play catch up.
The ZTE Open, one of the very first Firefox OS smartphones, will soon be available around the world once the Chinese manufacturer starts selling directly to consumers through eBay.
The deal would see Telefonica buy KPN’s E-Plus network. The combined O2 Deutschland and E-Plus would have 43.3 million subscribers, leapfrogging Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone to grab the number one spot.
The Spanish handset manufacturer, which was the first to offer developers Firefox OS handsets to play around with ahead of the platform’s commercial launch, is already preparing a souped-up version of its Peak device for “end users”.
Deutsche Telekom will bring Alcatel’s One Touch Fire device to Germany in a few months’ time. This is the most mature market yet to be confirmed for a Firefox OS device launch.
SFR is already a long-time partner of the global Wi-Fi community Fon, but it previously let its customers share their connections on an opt-in basis. That’s now been changed to an opt-out agreement.
The Deutsche Boerse Cloud Exchange, which will launch in Frankfurt, New York and Singapore in 2014, aims to make it as easy to trade compute and storage capacity as it is to trade stocks.
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.
The Berlin-based Txtr is now selling its barebones e-reader, the Beagle, for €59 in Europe. The plan was to offer it for under €10 through subsidies from mobile carriers, but those deals haven’t surfaced yet — though the company says it’s close.
MetroPCS has delayed the final shareholder vote necessarily to finalize its merger with T-Mobile USA. Fearing rejection, T-Mo owner DT is offering up a new deal with better terms.
The rumored deal will become a reality later this year, assuming there are no regulatory problems. It would give Ericsson a market share of over 25 percent in IPTV and multi-screen systems and services.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has become the latest and final regulator to give the nod to the merger, although the resistance of some shareholders may still stand in the way.
The German telco is preparing twin services called NetAnalyze and NetOptimize, which are geared towards companies that want to ensure CDN redundancy while optimizing performance-to-cost ratios.
Germany’s largest mobile operators, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, both support Joyn now. However, the service’s success depends on all carriers signing up, as has happened in Spain and South Korea.
The Wi-Fi-sharing community will gain a big boost through a tie-in with Deutsche Telekom’s operations in Germany and eastern Europe, while DT hopes the deal will take some of the strain off its mobile broadband networks.
MetroPCS’s largest shareholder is now opposed to the merger. Opponents still don’t have the votes to derail it, but if more institutional shareholders join their cause, Metro and DT may be forced to alter the terms.
Leading German bookstore chains have partnered with German telecommunications company Telekom to launch a front-lit e-reader, the “Tolino Shine,” for €99.
The deal will make Sky the UK’s second-largest fixed-line broadband and voice player. It also makes it more likely that the O2 UK mobile business will be open for a merger with one of its rivals.
The two companies have signed a partnership aimed at providing municipalities with tools for making their cities, in particular their transport systems, smarter and more efficient.
It doesn’t necessarily confirm those rumours about the T-Mobile owner buying a stake in Fon, but a tie-in with the service by DT subsidiary Hrvatski Telekom does keep the possibility alive.
Deutsche Telekom is considering investing in Fon, the crowdsourced Wi-Fi provider. Though the deal is far from certain, DT could benefit greatly from a close relationship with Fon’s millions-strong Wi-Fi community.
AT&T apparently is revving up the acquisition machine once again, this time targeting Europe mobile carriers. Buying an overseas mobile arm might be a good investment, but it does little operationally for Ma Bell.
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.
At Deutsche Telekom’s analyst conference, T-Mobile CEO John Legere revealed that T-Mo’s deal with Apple will include the iPhone, but it will also coincide with a radical change in its pricing. It’s eliminating subsidies entirely, charging customers full price for their devices.
Like we’ve been saying, T-Mobile’s networks simply aren’t ready for the iPhone this year, but they will be next year. Deutsche Telekom is now saying the same thing: A deal is in the works, but don’t expect any iOS products in T-Mo’s stores until 2013.
This year’s top 20 in terms of total connections looks very much like last years, according to Wireless Intelligence. There’s, however, evidence of a subtle shift in the rankings in favor of Asian operators versus Western operators.
T-Mobile is unloading its towers, selling the rights to manage them to Crown Castle for $2.4 billion. The 7,200 sites are only a small portion of T-Mobile’s 51,000 total cell sites, but the deal pretty much gets T-Mobile out of the real-estate business.
T-Mobile USA’s new CEO John Legere has a tough job ahead of him given T-Mobile’s shrinking customer base. But if he continues down the path T-Mobile has laid — challenging the status quo of AT&T and Verizon, Legere could help reshape the US mobile market.
Publishers increasingly want to know exactly what readers are looking for. Now investment is being given to a start-up that purports not just to tell them – but also to write the content for them.
The JV of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK will go live with the UK’s first 4G network within weeks. “EE” will also offer land line fibre broadband, but T-Mobile and Orange customers will need to upgrade to join the fast lane.
Carrier bundling will help grow music subscription income by 46 percent a year, one analyst forecasts. Spotify continues on that road by allying with Deutsche Telekom in Germany.
After leading two international carriers, Sol Trujillo might be coming home. According to Bloomberg, Trujillo is looking to buy T-Mobile USA with the help of private equity. So far he’s hit roadblocks, but if he’s successful he would certainly shake things up at the ailing carrier.
Deutsche Telekom’s move into the browser-based games publishing business may vaguely gel with its broadband offerings, but it’s hard to see it as a viable replacement for the firm’s fading traditional businesses
All over the world, startup accelerator programs have exploded over the last few years – but that growth has been accompanied by diminishing returns for those taking part. How can this improve? Mikko Järvenpää, former staffer at Europe’s HackFwd program, has a few ideas.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
When T-Mobile USA laid off thousands of workers in March, it wasn’t quite done handing out the pink slips. On Tuesday T-Mobile said it would enter into its next phase of restructuring, which means more layoffs on top of 1900 cuts it has already made.
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.
Deutsche Telekom’s T-Labs researchers have successfully demonstrated a 512 Gbps transmission over a single fiber channel — more than quadrupling the maximum bit-rate possible on today’s backbone networks.
Is AT&T failing to keep its story straight about the need for more spectrum, or is it just that the popping of the spectrum bubble has taken them by surprise as well? The nation’s second largest operator now sees a data drizzle rather than deluge.
Congress is eyeing the competitive implications of Verizon’s $4 billion deals to buy spectrum from the cable companies. Much like those of us at GigaOM, they are wondering if this is a cease-fire in terms of broadband competition in the air and on the ground.
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.
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.
After its failed merger with AT&T, T-Mobile’s break-up fee included some choice 4G spectrum it will use to bulk up its HSPA+ network. In a map submitted by a GigaOM reader, you can see exactly where T-Mobile gains new airwaves and how much.
As the dust settles on 2011’s biggest deal-that-never-was, it’s worth taking a closer look at the exit payout that makes Tiger Woods $100 mi…
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.
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.
AT&T said it will drop its planned acquisition of T-Mobile and take a $4 billion charge against its earnings. This paves the way for new partners to emerge for T-Mobile and means AT&T will have to build its LTE network without taking out a competitor.
Could AT&T (NYSE: T) want T-Mobile’s spectrum and network assets so badly as to contemplate arranging a joint venture between it and T-Mobil…
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not a full-out merger, but another example of how operators trying to cope with the huge rise in data usage and the pressure of price c…
Today’s announcement that AT&T (NYSE: T) would be buying T-Mobile USA for $39 Million — the network that Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT) bought…
While everyone else was waiting for news that Sprint (NYSE: S) was about to merge with T-Mobile USA, AT&T (NYSE: T) had a different deal in…
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 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.”
Ask anyone who has been in the wireless industry for several years and they will tell you that the U.S. has been trailing behind Europe and…
Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT) is considering a number of options for its struggling T-Mobile USA subsidiary, including a possible IPO or spino…
T-Mobile USA lost 77,000 customers and saw revenue continue to slide in the third quarter even as its operating profit margin increased…
Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, yesterday squashed speculation that the German carrier would buy Sprint (s s), saying the…
Shares of Sprint got a boost this morning after the Sunday Telegraph reported T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom (s dt) AG may acquire…
For content delivery startups, partnering with large carriers is the only path to survival in a cut-throat business dominated by Akamai (s…
One of the safest bets for 2009 is that Europe will be treated to faster and faster broadband. Weeks after Virgin Media (NSDQ: VMED) unveile…
Deutsche Telecom has dodged the downturn for now, reporting an unexpected 12 percent rise in third quarter earnings. Boosted by its cost-cut…
Deutsche Telecom has dodged the downturn for now, reporting an unexpected 12 percent rise in third quarter earnings. Boosted by its cost cut…
Apple’s (NSDQ: AAPL) 3G iPhone is both a blessing and a bane for Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT), where in Germany it is the exclusive carrier o…
Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT) is investing two million euros in Swoodoo, a German flights search and booking site, via its T-Online Ventures a…
Analysts are still speculating that Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT) may still be interested in bidding for Sprint (NYSE: S) Nextel, fueled by co…
German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT) reported stable first-quarter results with adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depre…
Will Sprint (NYSE: S) Nextel find a buyer to get it out of its troubles? So says Der Spiegel (via Reuters), the German magazine: Deutsche Te…
Fourth quarter earnings are out today for Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT). Europe