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German govt to increase fines for mobile operators not making progress on network coverage - report

Published 17 Jun 2019 10:58 CET | Germany

The governing coalition parties CDU/CSU and SPD plans to increase fines for mobile network operators that do not make progress in building the network, Handelsblatt reports, ...

1&1 increases data volume for All-Net-Flat LTE M, L tariffs, extends 20 GB offering for XL tariff

Published 17 Jun 2019 09:56 CET | Germany

Germany's 1&1 has announced that it has increased the high-speed data volume for the tariffs All-Net-Flat LTE M ad All-Net-Flat LTE L.   ...

United Internet denies Telefonica merger rumours but willing to cooperate to build 5G network

Published 17 Jun 2019 09:20 CET | Germany | Update: 17 Jun 2019 14:16 CET

The CEO of United Internet, Ralph Dommermuth, has denied recent rumours that the company might attempt a merger with Telefonica, Handelsblatt reported, citing a Frankfurter ...

German associations urge govt to invest in infrastructure, expand networks, supply rural areas after end of 5G auction

Published 14 Jun 2019 15:07 CET | Germany

The Federation of German industry (BDI) has called on the Federal Government to invest revenues from the recent 5G auction in infrastructure, promote fibre expansion and ...

Deutsche Telekom partners with e-car rental company Nextmove through its Get Charge service

Published 14 Jun 2019 14:22 CET | Germany

Deutsche Telekom said it is partnering with electric car rental company Nextmove through its Get Charge service, which offers electric auto drivers access to more than 13,400 ...

UEFA builds OTT streaming platform, partners with German Football League

Published 14 Jun 2019 14:11 CET | Europe, Germany

UEFA, the European governing body for football, said it has developed a new Over The Top (OTT) streaming platform called UEFA.tv. It will initially offer original programmes ...

German governing parties agree to establish state company for mobile network building

Published 14 Jun 2019 14:05 CET | Germany

The German governing coalition CDU/CSU and SPD have agreed to put in place a strategy for mobile network expansion. The parties want to set up a new state mobile ...

Works councils at Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica say United Internet's 5G plans threaten jobs

Published 14 Jun 2019 13:57 CET | Germany

The works councils of Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica Germany have warned of jobs cut relating to the construction of the 5G network, Handelsblatt reports. United ...

Telefonica Germany proposes three-point plan for mobile communication infrastructure

Published 14 Jun 2019 10:44 CET | Germany

Telefonica Germany has called for the development of a plan for mobile communications infrastructure, based on three important points.  ...

Deutsche Telekom ready to cooperate with other providers to expand 5G network

Published 14 Jun 2019 10:35 CET | Germany

Deutsche Telekom is ready to cooperate with other providers to roll out the 5G network in particular in rural areas, director for Germany Dirk Wossner said in an interview ...

Sky launches Extra loyalty programme with premium services for subscribers in Germany

Published 14 Jun 2019 08:49 CET | Germany

Sky said it has launched its loyalty programme Extra in Germany. Customers can receive premium services, the latest Sky products or exclusive VIP tickets for events free of ...

Yourfone offers EUR 100 for device trade-in with Samsung Galaxy S10

Published 13 Jun 2019 17:49 CET | Germany

The Yourfone brand of German mobile service provider Drillisch said that customers will receive EUR 100 when trading in an old phone and buying a new Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 ...

KPN sells remaining shares in Telefonica Germany

Published 13 Jun 2019 17:44 CET | Germany, Netherlands

Dutch operator KPN said that it has completed the sale of its remaining shares in Telefonica Germany. The proceeds will be retained to increase operational and financial ...

Deutsche Telekom to launch zero-rated social media, messaging option - report

Published 13 Jun 2019 17:06 CET | Germany

Deutsche Telekom will launch from 18 June its new StreamOn Social & Chat package, allowing customers zero-rated dat for access to Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, ...

EU court finds Google's Gmail not a telecom service

Published 13 Jun 2019 16:17 CET | Germany

Google's Gmail is not a telecom service, according to a decision by the EU Court of Justice. It issued the opinion in a case brought by the German networks regulator that ...

Clickey scales up workplace management products with Actility

Published 13 Jun 2019 13:37 CET | Europe, Germany, Netherlands

Sensor provider Clickey transitioned to IoT company Actility's ThingPark LoRaWAN platform to enhance workplace efficiency through its smart sensors in the Netherlands. ...

Tele Columbus moves AGM to 29 August to give time for deal with United Internet over board nominees

Published 13 Jun 2019 11:03 CET | Germany

German cable network operator Tele Columbus said it has rescheduled its annual general meeting to 29 August from 21 June. The decision was taken to give time to reach a ...

Berlin-based Adjust raises USD 227 mln to expand anti-fraud product for mobile apps

Published 13 Jun 2019 09:35 CET | Germany

Berlin-based start-up Adjust, which provides analytics, measurement and fraud prevention for mobile application marketers, has raised USD 227 million in a round led by ...

Vodafone Germany CEO wants 5G auction proceeds returned to operators for network expansion

Published 13 Jun 2019 09:28 CET | Germany

The CEO of Vodafone Germany, Hannes Amtesreiter, has suggested that the state should return the revenues from the 5G auction to the operators in the form of a subsidy, in ...

1&1 offers discounted subscriptions or devices at reduced price with All-Net tariffs

Published 13 Jun 2019 09:24 CET | Germany

Germany's 1&1 said it is offering its customers the choice between a discount on its All-Net tariffs L,M and XL, or a device at a one-off fee of between EUR 1 and EUR 249.99, ...

Deutsche Telekom partners with CODE university of applied science on research projects

Published 13 Jun 2019 09:21 CET | Germany

Deutsche Telekom said its T-Labs has signed a partnership agreement with CODE University of Applied Sciences (CODE), a Berlin-based private state-accredited university. The ...

PremiumSIM offers additional Internet data with LTE S tariff until 18 June

Published 13 Jun 2019 09:18 CET | Germany

Drillisch's brand PremiumSIM said it is offering new customers extra data free of charge with the LTE S tariff until 18 June. The LTE S tariff provides unlimited calls and ...

German regulator to publish draft security requirements for network operators in summer, final paper by year-end

Published 13 Jun 2019 09:11 CET | Germany

The companies will be subject to requirements without discrimination. The requirements will apply in particular to critical networks, said Jochen Homann, president of the ...

German 5G auction ends with EUR 6.5 bln in total bids

Published 13 Jun 2019 08:33 CET | Germany

The German Federal Network Agency said that the 5G auction has ended with EUR 6.5 billion offered in total by the four bidders, after 497 rounds of bidding. After three ...

ProSiebenSat.1 partners with Facebook Watch, to launch Joyn streaming service 18 June

Published 12 Jun 2019 16:59 CET | Germany

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 announced it has signed a cooperation agreement with Facebook to offer its video content on Watch, the video platform of the US tech ...

 

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