Skipping dividends is no guarantee for achieving superfast broadband

Wednesday 11 April 2012 | 12:23 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Background
German union Ver.di, which represents employees at Deutsche Telekom, has called for the German state, which owns 32 percent in DT, to not claim part of its dividend from the German operator. This would keep more capital in the company to increase its investments in broadband. In exchange, the government's stake in the operator would increase. Almost at the same time, the Employee Savings Fund, which holds 4 percent of shares in France Telecom, announced plans to propose a dividend cut at the annual shareholders meeting. With the EUR 1 billion saved, the French operator could increase

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Companies: CIF / Deutsche Telekom / France Telecom / GlasOperator / KPN / Reggefiber / Telecom Italia / Telefonica- Movistar / Telstra
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