T-Mobile Aims To Raise 2007 Europe Mobile Net Clients To 2.5 Million

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HANOVER Germany (Dow Jones) Deutsche Telekom's mobile services arm T Mobile International plans in 2007 to raise the number of its mobile Internet customers in Europe to around 2.5 million from more than 1.1 million Chief Executive Hamid Akhavan told Dow Jones Newswires.

"This is an ambitious plan but it's feasible," Akhavan said at the technology trade fair CeBIT in Hanover.

T-Mobile's mobile Internet service, called web'n'walk, offers access to the Internet via customers' mobile phones.

Akhavan also expects the data transferred via mobile phones to double in 2007.

T-Mobile, the mobile communications arm of German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom, has had a good start in 2007, Akhavan said.

He said he expected growth in Western Europe to be muted due to high market saturation, but the U.S. and Eastern European markets should show solid growth throughout the year.

However, large acquisitions such as last year's takeover of YouTube by Google aren't on T-Mobile's agenda, he said.

Company Web site: http://www.telekom.de

-By Stefan Mechnig, Dow Jones Newswires; +49 69 29 725 500; stefan.mechnig@dowjones.com

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