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Sky Deutschland starts Christmas marketing campaign

Published 16 Nov 2018 12:09 CET | Germany

Sky Deutschland announced the start of its Christmas marketing campaign. Ads featuring the actor Elyas M'Barek will highlight the pay-TV provider's offer of the latest series ...

German regulator approves 5G auction plan with increased coverage, roaming obligations

Published 16 Nov 2018 11:21 CET | Germany

Germany's Federal Network Agency has published its final plan for the 5G spectrum auction scheduled for spring 2019. Following political pressure, the regulator expanded the ...

Germany updates broadband subsidy rules to support fibre for business, schools

Published 16 Nov 2018 10:03 CET | Germany

The German federal government has published its revised guidelines for local authorities applying for broadband subsidies. These include special terms for connecting business ...

MPEG LA wins AVC infringement ruling against Huawei, ZTE

Published 16 Nov 2018 09:42 CET | Germany, World

MPEG LA has won a patent infringement suit in Germany against Huawei and ZTE. The licensing group said the District Court in Duesseldorf found that mobile phones from the ...

German mobile CEOs join together to lobby govt on 5G licences

Published 16 Nov 2018 09:28 CET | Germany

Germany's three mobile operators have made a last call for the government to avoid strict coverage or roaming requirements in the 5G spectrum licences to be auctioned next ...

Sky Germany adds Spotify, DAZN apps to Sky Q platform

Published 16 Nov 2018 09:02 CET | Austria, Germany

Sky Deutschland announced the addition of Spotify and DAZN to its Sky Q platform. Customers can access the streaming music and streaming sports service directly from the Sky ...

Waipu.tv adds nine new HD VoD channels

Published 15 Nov 2018 17:34 CET | Germany

German IPTV service Waipu.tv, operated by Exaring, is expanding its programming portfolio with nine new VoD channels in HD. As a result, four leading YouTube stars in Germany ...

Vodafone Germany starts customer service over WhatsApp

Published 15 Nov 2018 16:40 CET | Germany

Vodafone Germany announced a start to customer service over WhatsApp, claiming a first on the German market. This follows the recent introduction of Apple Business Chat, SMS ...

MediaMarktSaturn loses German director

Published 15 Nov 2018 16:36 CET | Germany

The head of MediaMarktSaturn retail group in Germany, Wolfgang Kirsch has resigned, reports news agency DPA. After 25 years at the company he decided that it was time to ...

German retailer Philion partners with DeinHandy to expand online

Published 15 Nov 2018 12:36 CET | Germany

German telecoms retailer Philion announced plans to develop an omni-channel strategy and partner with the online seller DeinHandy. The company is taking a stake in ...

Deutsche Telekom cuts in-flight internet price by 33%

Published 15 Nov 2018 11:55 CET | Germany

Deutsche Telekom announced a 33 percent reduction in the cost of its in-flight mobile broadband service, to EUR 0.99 per 10 minutes from EUR 1.49. The offer is initially ...

Telefonica Deutschland extends fibre backhaul with GasLine

Published 15 Nov 2018 11:50 CET | Germany

Telefonica Deutschland has announced another partnership to improve its fibre backbone. The company is having more than 1,500 mobile base stations connected to GasLine's ...

Workz Group consolidates ops under new Irish HQ, names new CEO, acquires Elatec

Published 15 Nov 2018 11:34 CET | Germany, Ireland, United Arab Emirates

UAE-based Workz Group has announced several expansion and restructuring initiatives, including the creation of Workz Group Telecoms headquartered in Dublin, the appointment ...

GSMA warns Germany against strict coverage requirements for 3.6 GHz band

Published 15 Nov 2018 10:57 CET | Germany

The GSMA has warned Germany against setting high coverage requirements for its C band spectrum licences, saying the latest proposal "appears to disregard the laws of physics" ...

Only 8.5 percent of German households connected to FTTB/H

Published 15 Nov 2018 10:15 CET | Germany

Only 8.5 percent of German households have access to FTTB/H, and over 20,000 business parks are not connected to fibre, according to government figures seen by Handelsblatt. ...

German govt plans EUR 3 billion investment in AI

Published 15 Nov 2018 09:13 CET | Germany

The German government announced plans to invest EUR 3 billion in artificial intelligence. This was the main announcement from a two-day summit in Potsdam on the government's ...

ECI upgrades DFN optical network to 200G technology

Published 14 Nov 2018 22:12 CET | Germany

Israel-based telecoms network equipment vendor ECI Telecom has been selected by the German National Research and Education Network (DFN) to upgrade its optical network ...

New Cyber Security Cluster alliance established in Bonn

Published 14 Nov 2018 22:05 CET | Germany

The German city of Bonn has established a new association called 'Cyber Security Cluster Bonn' to make the city a European centre of competence for cyber security. The ...

Tele Columbus to deliver Pyur services to Berlin housing group

Published 14 Nov 2018 21:58 CET | Germany

German cable network operator Tele Columbus has signed a contract extension with the Lichtenberg housing association (WGLi) in Berlin to continue providing Pyur-branded TV, ...

Innogy rolls out superfast broadband for Bad Muenster am Stein

Published 14 Nov 2018 21:03 CET | Germany

German regional operator Innogy has announced plans to roll out superfast broadband to the community of Bad Muenster am Stein. Connections with speeds of up to 120 Mbps will ...

Microsoft Surface Go tablet with LTE to go on sale in Germany

Published 14 Nov 2018 14:09 CET | Germany

Microsoft announced that it's new Surface Go tablet with integrated LTE will go on sale in Germany 22 November. The device is available first for business customers, from ...

Buglas calls for EC to block Vodafone takeover of Unitymedia

Published 14 Nov 2018 13:46 CET | Germany

The association of German fibre operators Buglas has called on the European Commission to block Vodafone's proposed takeover of German cable operator Unitymedia from Liberty ...

Smart TVs grow to 74% of German TV sales in year to date

Published 14 Nov 2018 13:39 CET | Germany

Smart TVs grew to 74 percent of all TVs sold in Germany in the first nine months of 2018, up 5 percent points from a year earlier, according to figures by GfK presented by ...

Deutsche Telekom upgrades 200,000 homes in Brandenburg with vectoring

Published 14 Nov 2018 13:04 CET | Germany

Deutsche Telekom announced that it's activated VDSL vectoring for another 200,000 households in Brandenburg, delivering broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps download and 40 ...

Telefonica Deutschland extends McAfee deal for security software

Published 14 Nov 2018 12:47 CET | Germany

Telefonica Deutschland announced the extension of its partnership with McAfee to offer security software to customers. After 11 years working together, the companies agreed ...

 

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