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Deutsche Telekom sees 10% rise in profit

Deutsche Telekom has seen revenue, profit and net subscribers rise in Q2

German operator Deutsche Telekom said net profit for the quarter ended June 30 was up ten per cent year on year to €530m.

Carrier billing gains traction among UK operators

All five of the UK’s mobile network operators have connected to Gemalto’s direct billing platform

All of the UK’s mobile network operators have extended their carrier billing offerings by connecting to Gemalto’s direct billing platform, the mobile security solutions provider announced.

T-Mobile to deploy cloud services in Poland

Mobile Poland has deployed software to allow it to offer cloud services

The Polish arm of operator group T-Mobile has deployed software to allow it to offer cloud services.

US carriers look to tariff innovations

Sprint launches unlimited plans

Mobile operators continue to focus on more innovative billing and tariffing models, with US carrier Sprint launching a plan guaranteeing unlimited calls, texts and data for the lifetime of the line of service.

Macedonian cellcos awarded LTE spectrum

The Macedonian 4G auction recently finished

Telekom Austria’s Macedonian subsidiary, Vip Operator, was the first of its peers to confirm the award of one of three LTE frequency blocks on Thursday.

Deutsche Telekom submits final offer for MetroPCS

Deutsche Telekom has submitted what it says is a final offer for US operator MetroPCS

German operator group Deutsche Telekom has submitted what it says is a final offer for US operator MetroPCS. The firm hopes to persuade a number of MetroPCS’s shareholders that voiced objections to the terms of the initial bid.

T-Mobile US bins device subsidies and annual contracts

Samsung's Galaxy brand is "nearly a synonym for Android", Gartner said

US operator T-Mobile has revamped its retail offering, abolishing handset subsidies for premium devices in favour of an interest-free scheme that separates the cost of the device from the cost of network service. Annual service contracts have also been withdrawn. The pricing overhaul is expected to be one of a number of announcements made by T-Mobile at a press event later on Tuesday, although the changes have already been made on the operator’s online retail portal.

FCC approves T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger

The FCC has approved the potential merger between operators T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the potential merger between operators T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS.

T-Mobile Austria moves call centre to the cloud

T-Mobile is using Interactive Intelligence's cloud-based call centre solution

Mobile operator T-Mobile Austria, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, has moved its contact centre solution to the cloud. The operator has selected Interactive Intelligence’s Customer Interaction Center (CIC) IP communications software suite will support its 500 agents across two sites.

Deutsche Telekom records €6.9bn loss in Q3

Deutsche Telekom incurred a €7.4bn charge in Q3 resulting from the merger of its US operations with MetroPCS

Despite seeing flat revenues year on year, German operator group Deutsche Telekom posted a net loss of €6.9bn ($8.8bn) in 3Q12. The loss was attributable to charges incurred by T-Mobile USA.

The Big Switch On: The marriage Orange and T-Mobile networks and the birth of 4G

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The network is the backbone of our company. It’s been our core product for over 20 years. It began in the 90s with 2G and the first steps toward a digital revolution for mobile. 2G was great for making phone calls and sending texts. At the time, it was revolutionary, but very quickly it became a basic expectation for the people of the western world.

Vodafone, O2 could launch LTE in 900MHz band

The UK is finally set to see LTE services launched in the coming weeks

UK regulator Ofcom has said that there is nothing stopping EE’s rivals, such as Vodafone and O2, from putting in an application to alter their 900MHz spectrum licence for LTE usage. A ruling in early 2011 meant that all operators are now free to use their 2G spectrum for 3G services, so extension of that same ruling to encompass 4G would be a small amend.

EE to launch LTE by year-end

Olaf Swantee, CEO at EE, on stage at the LTE launch event in London

At a press conference in London, Everything Everywhere – the company formed by the merger of the Orange and T-Mobile brands in the UK – has announced that it will be launching its LTE service by the end of 2012. The company has pledged to bring 4G services to 16 cities covering a third of the population in the coming weeks.

Verizon Wireless completes spectrum purchase

Verizon Wireless' proposed spectrum purchase deals have been approved by the FCC

In a market where spectrum is becoming an increasingly valuable asset, US carrier Verizon Wireless has secured approval for its purchase of 122 AWS spectrum licences from cable companies Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks for $3.6bn. It will also complete transactions with Leap Wireless, Savary Island Wireless and T-Mobile, after the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), approved the deals.

Everything Everywhere cleared to launch LTE1800

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LTE services could be launched in the UK in as early as three weeks, after the country’s regulator has given permission to Everything Everywhere (EE) to use its existing 1800 MHz spectrum to deliver the technology to consumers. Ofcom has ruled that the operator will be allowed to launch LTE services at any point from September 11, 2012.

AT&T follows Verizon on shared data plans

Two US operators have launched shared data price plans, but are they the future of data pricing for operators?

As operators in mature markets take steps to move away from low margin or loss making all-you-can-eat data pricing models,US carriers are pioneering a model that enables families to draw data for each member’s personal device from a single monthly allocation. AT&T this week became the latest carrier to introduce the play.

T-Mobile USA cuts 900 more jobs

T-Mobile is to cut 900 more jobs

Deutsche Telecom’s US mobile operation, T-Mobile USA, is to cut a further 900 jobs, following the unit’s failed $39bn purchase by AT&T late last year. The latest cuts come on top of around 1,900 job losses announced earlier this year.

Everything Everywhere rues impact of MTR cuts

Everything Everywhere says that service revenues would have grown were it not for the impact of MTR cuts in the UK

Everything Everywhere, the company formed by the merger of Orange and T-Mobile in the UK, has posted a drop in service revenue of 2.5 per cent to reach £1.5bn in its first quarter earnings statement.

T-Mobile USA facing NFC patent infringement allegations from On Track Innovations

Google Wallet will start off in the US

T-Mobile USA facing NFC patent infringement allegations from On Track Innovations

Magyar launches LTE in Hungary

LTE services have now been launched in Hungary, via Magyar Telekom

T-Mobile’s Hungarian subsidiary Magyar Telekom has become the first operator to offer a 4G-LTE mobile broadband service in the country. The service was launched across ten districts of Budapest after the operator carried out a three-month extended network testing phase, involving over a hundred personal and business users.

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