Tag Archives: Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom reportedly considering emulating T-Mobile US strategy with T-Mobile Netherlands

The Un-carrier movement has been big for T-Mobile, winning it millions of new customers and helping it to leapfrog Sprint to become the number three US carrier. Now it looks like T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom may be planning to try that same strategy elsewhere in the world. Sources speaking to Bloomberg say that Deutsche Telekom is … [read full article]

T-Mobile can get $2 billion from Deutsche Telekom for 600MHz spectrum auction

The 600MHz spectrum auction is starting to get close, and T-Mobile just got a nice infusion of spending money. An SEC filing has revealed that T-Mobile can sell $2 billion in senior notes to Deutsche Telekom. These notes can be issued until December 1, 2016, will mature on March 15, 2021, and have 5.3 percent coupon. According to the SEC filing, the $2 billion that … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom being pressured to investigate T-Mobile US treatment of workers

According to a new report, T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom is feeling heat to address working conditions at T-Mo. Sources speaking to Reuters say that a pair of “major investors” in Deutsche Telekom are concerned with the way that T-Mobile US employees are being treated. Additionally, lawmakers in both Washington D.C. and Berlin want the German government to ensure that DT addresses these worker issues. The … [read full article]

Oxy smartwatch maker changes logo following complaint from T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom

Last year, AT&T was ordered to stop infringing on T-Mobile’s trademark magenta color with the logo of its AIO Wireless prepaid brand. Now another company has found itself in some legal crosshairs over the magenta color. Oxy, a UK-based company that is currently selling a smartwatch on Indiegogo, has revealed that it recently received a “notice of … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom chief: We’ll consider partner for T-Mobile if it improves profitability

Just when we were thinking the rumors of T-Mobile merging – or partnering with a company – were dying down, Deutsche Telekom’s own CEO, Tim Hoettges brings the subject up again. As T-Mobile US’ major stakeholder, DT has a huge say in these matters. At DT’s annual shareholders meeting, Hoettges admitted that T-Mobile was in far better shape financially than it was two years ago. However, they couldn’t just sit on their laurels. … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom to sell its UK arm to BT

A report on BBC News yesterday claims that Deutsche Telekom is about to sell its UK arm to BT, the nation’s largest fixed line telecoms operator. In a deal supposedly worth £12.5 billion, BT plans to buy mobile operator, EE. This news comes shortly after the announcement that the T-Mobile brand name in Britain is dead, along with its partner network operator, Orange. If the deal goes through, it would create a massive … [read full article]

John Legere not impressed by press reaction to DT chief comments

Yesterday, Tim Hoettges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, made some forward-looking comments in an exclusive interview with Re/code. DT – of course – holds the controlling stake in T-Mobile US. The comment which seemed to spark the biggest reaction was “The question is always the economics in the long term … and earning appropriate money. You have to earn your money back at … [read full article]