Vodafone Netherlands and T-Mobile Netherlands announced new CEOs in separate moves, establishing key leadership roles in what is set to be a critical phase for the Dutch telecoms market.
A1, the domestic telecoms unit of Telekom Austria, unveiled plans to combine fixed and mobile technology in a new "hybrid" service that allows the provision of home broadband services at speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
Bouygues Telecom agreed to sell 230 of its mobile towers in France to independent towers company Cellnex for €80 million ($88 million), with the option to sell a further 270 towers in a second stage.
Deutsche Telekom, Huawei, Audi, and Toyota began testing a vehicle-focussed variant of LTE on a German autobahn to evaluate the potential benefits of the technology for connected cars.
Deutsche Telekom appointed a Bharti Airtel executive as its new board member for Europe, replacing Claudia Nemat with effect from Jan. 1, 2017.
Deutsche Telekom could become the next European operator to sell off mobile masts in its domestic market, following a trend that has seen thousands of masts transferred into the ownership of independent tower companies.
Ericsson maintained its focus on 5G technology development with separate announcements involving Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom in the past two days.
Deutsche Telekom announced Claudia Nemat will head up a new board that the operator is establishing to focus on its convergent network, innovation and IT activities.
Operators are still digesting the potential impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU), with most attempting to present a calm front in the face of plunging markets and share prices.
Deutsche Telekom has become the latest European operator to launch Wi-Fi calling as part of efforts to enable users to make calls where cellular network coverage is poor or non-existent.