Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Hoettges has hinted that the company is now well positioned to realise his expansion goals, after the German operator returned to profitability in 2013.
TeliaSonera has completed a field trial of Huawei's G.fast technology, one that enables service providers to theoretically deliver up to 1 Gbps over existing copper loops.
As expected, Telefónica's German unit looks set to encounter objections from European Union (EU) regulators over its €8.55 billion ($11.76 billion) plan to buy and merge with KPN's E-Plus in order to create a formidable rival to Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Germany.
European mergers and acquisitions moved into overdrive on Monday as Deutsche Telekom confirmed it has agreed to buy the rest of its Czech unit for €0.8 billion ($1.1 billion), and reports said Vodafone has contacted Ono's owners about a possible acquisition of the Spanish cable company.
Vodafone has joined other carriers in the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group, a consortium of mobile operators participating in technology discussions around the Linux-based operating system.
Sprint is close to securing $45 billion in debt financing from a group of banks to make a bid for T-Mobile US, according to a report from Dealreporter. However, a separate report from Bloomberg painted a more conservative view of the deal and said that top Sprint executives have not yet decided if they want to pursue a bid.
Timotheus Hoettges, Deutsche Telekom's new chief executive, sparked rumours that the German operator could acquire the Greek government's 10 per cent stake in incumbent carrier OTE after he paid a visit to the company's headquarters.
EE has dismissed the immediate need to offload data from the UK operator's LTE network, but instead presented a somewhat alternative approach it is taking in an effort to monetise WiFi: selling white label WiFi services to venues in order to make a profit.
After conducting tests, Deutsche Telekom raised questions about the actual validity of WiFi as the best solution for offloading data from cellular networks, revealing that attitudes over the future uses of WiFi still vary considerably.
Deutsche Telekom said it has extended its partnership with Evernote to cover its 12 markets in Europe in addition to Germany, in a deal that sees the German incumbent further embrace the opportunities brought through partnerships with OTT service providers.