All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Deutsche Telekom’

Firefox OS Launches In Poland Tomorrow

Firefox OS is already out in Spain thanks to Mozilla’s partnership with Telefonica. Now the new mobile OS will be coming to more of Europe with the help of Deutsche Telekom. Deutsche Telekom and Mozilla announced today that Firefox OS will launch in Poland on July 12 through T-Mobile. The mobile OS will also be made available in Hungary, Greece …

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T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merger Complete

Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, today announced that the merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS Communications is complete. The two companies will now be known under the name T-Mobile US, and stock in the company has begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TMUS. The new T-Mobile US board of directors will have …

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MetroPCS T-Mobile Merger Approved By Shareholders

Back in October, Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS Communications announced that they had signed an agreement to combine T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The new company would retain the T-Mobile name and branding. Today, Reuters reports that MetroPCS shareholders voted to approve the merger after Deutsche Telekom “sweetened its terms under pressure for activist shareholders”. Deutsche Telekom reportedly agreed to reduce the combined …

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iPhone Coming to T-Mobile Next Week [RUMOR]

I know. The rumors about the iPhone coming to T-Mobile have been flying around since the CES expo in January. However, every time the rumor popped up again, it got a little more specific. In May, T-Mobile began making changes to its network that were clearly the groundwork for nationwide 4G LTE, a prerequisite for carrying the iPhone. Last month, …

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Isis Mobile Wallet App is Available – For a Few

Isis, the mobile wallet technology that AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have sunk millions of dollars into over the past year was delayed past its originally planned launch. This week, the service has finally launched – sort of. According to a Mobileburn report, the service is only available to a very specific few mobile subscribers. First, the app is only available …

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T-Mobile Merges With MetroPCS, Still Named T-Mobile

T-Mobile is still considered one of the for major wireless carriers in the U.S., but it still has a lot of ground to make up if it hopes to catch up to AT&T and Verizon. The failed acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T proved to actually be a $4 billion windfall for T-Mobile, and it used its newfound billions to begin …

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T-Mobile Sells Cell Tower Rights For $2.4 Billion

T-Mobile and Crown Castle International announced today that they have inked an agreement regarding T-Mobile’s cellular network towers. Under the deal, Crown Castle will pay T-Mobile $2.4 billion and acquire the rights to around 7,200 T-Mobile towers for approximately 28 years. Crown Castle will have exclusive rights to lease and operate the towers during that time. “We are very pleased …

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T-Mobile Appoints John Legere as New CEO

Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, announced today that John Legere has been appointed CEO of T-Mobile. “John is a talented and proven executive who brings a successful track record of leading and operating consumer- and business-focused telecommunications and technology companies,” said René Obermann, CEO of Deutsche Telekom. “As T-Mobile moves forward with its strategic initiatives to improve …

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Deutsche Telekom Looks to Expand its Mobile Payment Reach

Yesterday it was announced that Deutsche Telekom and MasterCard have partnered to begin bringing mobile phone payment methods to more Europeans over the next year. Today it has become clear that MasterCard is not the only company Deutsche Telekom is courting to handle mobile payments through its network. Bloomberg today is reporting that Deutsche Telekom is in talks with many …

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MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom Partner for Mobile Payments

MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom announced today that they have entered into a partnership to bring mobile phone payments to more Europeans over the next year. Deutsche Telekom has around 93 million mobile customers that could soon be using their phones as a credit card. “This is a huge step on our way to increase mobile payments,” said Thomas Kiessling, chief …

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Deutsche Telekom in Discussions with MetroPCS

German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG, the second largest telecommunications company in Europe, is reportedly discussing a merger of its T-Mobile branch with U.S. cellular provider MetroPCS. According to Bloomberg, Deutsche Telekom is considering moving stocks around in a way that would give it control over both U.S. entities, which could lead to an IPO or a plain sale of …

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T-Mobile Loses 800K Customers, Blames Lack of iPhone

2011 was an interesting year for T-Mobile, mostly due to the AT&T merger drama whose slow death was finalized in December when AT&T officially pulled the plug on the deal. After the FCC and DOJ voiced their disapproval, the deal began a slow decline that eventually ended in AT&T talking about failures in innovation and owning Deutsche Telekom billions in …

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