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German strike scaled back

German workers union Ver.di is expected to pull around 5,000 Deutsche Telekom staffers off strike on Friday as it scales back industrial action. The news comes amid reports that both parties have redoubled efforts to reach an accord. The strike was launched late last month in protest over staff outsourcing and wage cuts and involved […]

Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom swap assets

Deutsche Telekom agreed late Wednesday to acquire Orange Netherlands from France Telecom. Under the deal, the German carrier also agreed to sell its Spanish broadband operation,, to France Telecom. Deutsche Telekom is reported to be paying around Eur1.3bn for the Dutch operation, but will receive Eur320m for the sale of In the Netherlands, […]

T-Systems’ search for suitor nearing an end?

German carrier Deutsche Telekom has reportedly found a small number of likely partners for its enterprise communications unit, T-Systems. Although the German telco has not named names, companies such as HP, EDS, Capgemini and Tata Consulting Services have all emerged in speculation as potential candidates. It is also thought that Deutsche Telekom is not averse […]

Siemens scandal claims another exec.

The rot caused by the Siemens corruption probe continues to spread, as a former senior exec at the company quits his current position at Deutsche Telekom. Lothar Pauly, a member of Deutsche Telekom’s board of management in charge of system business, production, IT and central procurement, requested Thursday that the supervisory board relieve him of […]

Deutsche Telekom moves ahead despite strike

Despite walkouts by thousands of workers over the past couple of weeks, German carrier Deutsche Telekom is to go ahead with its plan to transfer staff members to three legally independent service companies. The changes will take place by July 1 at the latest, the company said on Friday. Earlier this month, more than 15,000 […]

T-Online invests in VoIP

Deutsche Telekom’s investment arm, T-Online Venture Fund, announced an investment in internet telephony player, Jajah on Tuesday.T-Online’s venture is part of a $20m investment round in the VoIP service provider, co-led by Intel.”The agreement is unprecedented. Jajah is the first Voice 2.0 Company to receive this level of industry validation and support. The long-term implications […]

Deutsche Telekom strike continues

Around 15,000 workers at German carrier Deutsche Telekom were on strike on Monday, as protests over staff outsourcing and wage cuts continued into a second day. More than 10,000 employees at staged a walk out on Friday, as the German incumbent drew fire over plans to outsource 50,000 staff to three new companies, with new […]

Deutsche Telekom staff walk out

More than 10,000 employees at German carrier Deutsche Telekom staged a walk out on Friday, as strikes over staff outsourcing and wage cuts began. The German incumbent has drawn fire over plans to outsource 50,000 staff to three new companies, with new contracts expected to include lower wages and longer working hours. A majority of […]

Deutsche Telekom workers to strike

German carrier Deutsche Telekom faces a walk out after workers on Thursday voted in favour of a strike. The carrier has drawn fire over plans to outsource 50,000 staff to three new companies, with new contracts expected to include lower wages and longer working hours. A statement from trade union Ver.di, released after the lunchtime […]

EC steps up proceedings against Germany

The European Commission on Thursday stepped up its infringement proceedings against Germany over provisions to grant a “regulatory holiday” to incumbent carrier Deutsche Telekom. The infringement procedure was launched at the end of February after amendments to Germany’s telecoms law provided for an exemption of Deutsche Telekom’s VDSL fast internet access network from competition. Germany […]

Germany fails to calm strike

Reports have emerged that the German government stepped in to try to resolve the strike launched by around 15,000 workers at German carrier Deutsche Telekom. It is understood the government, which is also Deutsche Telekom’s largest shareholder, sent finance minister Peer Steinbrueck to meet with the heads of the German carrier and workers’ union Ver.di […]

12,000 strike at Deutsche Telekom

Over 12,000 workers downed tools Monday at Deutsche Telekom (DT), protesting at the German incumbent’s reorganisation strategy to transfer 50,000 staff into separate units. The strike comes as DT settles down to a fourth round of talks with the workers’ union, Ver.di. DT which employs around 160,000 people in Germany, has said that it plans […]

DT must allow NGN access

The German communications regulator has ruled that Deutsche Telekom must allow rival operators access to its next generation network infrastructure. This week, Bundesnetzagentur, said that rival companies would be able to use Telekom’s new cabling ducts to lay fibre for their own customers. Deutsche Telekom had been fighting to protect the rollout of its Eur3bn […]

DT kills off FMC offering

German carrier Deutsche Telekom is reported to have quietly pulled the plug on its domestic fixed mobile convergence (FMC) service, T-One, almost a year to the day since it launched. T-One, which launched at the CeBit trade fair last year, provided users with a device that allowed them to make reduced price calls over wifi […]

DT reports Eur898m loss – update

Europe’s largest telephone company, Deutsche Telekom (DT), reported an unexpected loss of Eur898m in the fourth quarter as half a million customers defected and costs for eliminating 32,000 jobs were absorbed. DT posted a profit of Eur991m a year earlier, and analysts were expecting a net profit of around Eur667m for the quarter, ended Dec […]

Reding threatens Germany over DT network

A war of words has broken out between the German incumbent, Deutsche Telekom (DT) and the European Commission over a new law that allows the telecoms giant to keep rivals off its new high-speed network. On Monday the EC confirmed it had threatened the German government with legal action unless it scraps the law, passed […]

DT defends restructuring plans

Deutsche Telekom (DT) has dismissed claims that its restructuring could affect a third of its employees. German trade union, Ver.di, said Thursday that the incumbent’s “spin off plans” could hit up to 61,400 of its employees, 15,000 more than announced. DT said the figures were speculative and “pure invention”.DT restructuring will see some of the […]

Deutsche Telekom issues profit warning

German carrier Deutsche Telekom saw its shares take a dive on Monday morning after the firm issued a profit warning Sunday night. The warning, the second in six months, has been blamed on fierce domestic competition at home and the weak dollar. The telco adjusted its expectation for group revenue and adjusted EBITDA (earnings before […]

Fury in Germany over DT’s regulation vacation

The German government agreed minor amendments to the country’s telecoms bill on Tuesday evening, paving the way for a “regulatory holiday” for incumbent carrier Deutsche Telekom (DT) while threatening to stifle competition in the broadband market. The amendments appear to hinge on the definition of new markets, proposing that regulation be reduced on those companies […]

Update: Obermann named DT chief

The supervisory board of Deutsche Telekom decided to immediately appoint Rene Obermann as new chief executive officer on Monday afternoon, following the resignation of former head honcho, Kai-Uwe Ricke. Obermann joined the board of management at the German carrier in 2002 and has since headed up T-Mobile International, the carrier’s mobile arm. Ricke, resigned from […]


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