Telecoms news from Germany
Mobile operators charge over 3 times more for a gigabyte in Germany than in the UK and up to 15 times more than in some small EU member states like Finland, research reveals. ...more.
Vodafone Germany has signed a deal with Deutsche Telekom that will allow it to offer high-speed fixed-line broadband and IP-based television services across Germany. ...more.
A court in Germany has ruled that Apple's terms and conditions when customers sign up to its services breach local privacy laws and need to be amended. ...more.
Germany's Deutsche Telekom has announced that its revenue fell by 4.5% in the first quarter of this year, although the adjusted net profit rose by more than 30 percent. ...more.
Motorola Mobility has been warned that its legal action against Apple in Germany over a patent dispute could be seen as an "abuse of a dominant position prohibited by EU antitrust rules," according to a letter from the European Commission. ...more.
Telefonica Deutschland has posted a 2.3 percent fall in its first quarter revenues of EUR1.23 billion, while operating profits fell marginally to EUR278 million. ...more.
Survey findings released today from a study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of SAP highlight that almost 30 percent of IT decision makers (ITDMs) agree that smart cities would be the most beneficial outcome of deployment of M2M technologies. ...more.
Spain's Telefonica has denied that the company is in talks with Dutch based KPN over the sharing of their German mobile network infrastructures. ...more.
Vodafone's German subsidiary is planning to cut around 500 jobs as the roles are outsourced to cheaper providers in Romania and India. ...more.
The European Commission has blocked a proposal by the German Telecoms Regulator to set fixed termination rates three times higher than the average of countries which follow the recommended approach set out in EU telecoms rules. ...more.
Huawei says that it has carried out the world's first advanced LTE Active Antenna System (AAS) on an LTE trial network for Deutsche Telekom in Germany. ...more.
Nomad Digital has acquired all assets and contracts of Inova Multimedia, a German based provider of information, entertainment and CCTV on public transport. ...more.
China's ZTE has lost a patent lawsuit filed by Huawei in Germany, although it won a related dispute over other patents. ...more.
Germany's Deutsche Telekom has signed a Wi-Fi hotspot sharing deal with Fon -- which enables its users to make their Wi-Fi routers available to other Fon users. ...more.
The European Commission has halted plans of the German telecoms regulator (BNetzA) which it cl;aimed could result in mobile termination rates (MTR) more than 80% higher than in many other European States. ...more.
Germany's Telefonica O2 has confirmed its profitable growth in 2012 as the number of contract customers exceeded the 10 million threshold for the first time. ...more.
Nokia Siemens Networks says that it has won an LTE deployment contract from Germany's E-Plus, using its 1800Mhz spectrum. ...more.
After a 7.8% fall in mobile phone sales overall in 2011, smartphones have been almost single-handedly responsible for a surging revival that has seen an 8.6% increase in sales in 2012, ...more.
ZTE says that it has signed a deal to take a more substantial role in E-Plus's forthcoming LTE network expansion in Germany. ...more.
PC shipments in Western Europe totaled 15.3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, a decline of 11.7 percent compared with the same period in 2011, according to Gartner. In 2012, PC shipments reached 58 million units, a decrease of 8.4 percent from 2011. ...more.