Nokia Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefónica are among 13 telecom industry players that teamed up to develop a 5G mobile network architecture as part of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5GPPP) initiative.
Analysts said Germany's three mobile operators could have spent around €3 billion ($3.4 billion) less but secured the same or a similar outcome in the country's recent spectrum auction, which ended last week after raising €5.081 billion from the sale of blocks in the 700, 900, 1800, and 1500 MHz bands.
German regulator Bundesnetzagentur revealed that bidding in the auction of frequencies for mobile network operators came to an end on Friday, with total bids exceeding €5 billion ($5.65 billion).
According to a new Bloomberg report citing anonymous sources, Comcast hasn't talked to Deutsche Telekom AG about buying T-Mobile US--and isn't interested, anyway.
T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom, which is reportedly in talks with Dish Network about Dish buying T-Mobile, is also talking to Comcast about a possible deal, according to a report from German publication Manager Magazin.
Comcast is in talks with Deutsche Telekom about a possible acquisition of T-Mobile US, the German publication Manager Magazin reported, citing anonymous sources.
Huawei firmly put its backing behind Europe this week by underlining its partnerships with operators, car manufacturers and others, and placing an emphasis on research and development to help Europe establish a leadership position in future technological developments in business and industry.
Dish Network is in talks with banks to line up between $10 billion and $15 billion of debt financing for the cash portion of a transaction to acquire T-Mobile US, according to multiple reports.
German regulator Bundesnetzagentur revealed that bids in the country's auction of frequencies for mobile network operators are nearing €3.5 billion ($3.9 billion billion) so far, easily beating the reserve price placed on the sale.
The UK's competition watchdog agreed to a request by BT to fast track an investigation into the effects of its planned £12.5 billion (€17 billion/$19 billion) acquisition of mobile operator EE, in a move that cuts the process by around 25 days.