Europe's operators joined forces this week in a combined effort to lambast recent European Union proposals for a major reform of the sector, instead calling for greater freedom to consolidate and less oversight over issues such as pricing and network technology.
Deutsche Telekom surprised the industry by announcing that CEO Rene Obermann will depart the company at the end of 2013. DT's board said CFO Timotheus Hoettges will become deputy CEO next year and take full control starting in January 2014.
Deutsche Telekom said it would consider the acquisition of Bulgarian mobile operator Globul to help Greek operator OTE reduce its debt mountain of €4.9 billion.
While Deutsche Telekom (DT) and AT&T remain resolute in their ambition to push AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition T-Mobile USA deal through despite a lawsuit from the US Department of