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Akhavan replaces Dugan as EchoStar CEO

Michael Dugan, President & CEO at EchoStar, is retiring after 30 years of working with Charlie Ergen and the EchoStar/Dish family of businesses. He is being replaced by Hamid Akhavan. Dugan will remain on the board of directors and will serve as a strategic advisor to the company. Akhavan will take over at the end […]

February 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

DT, RTL Deutschland develop 5G network slicing

Deutsche Telekom and RTL Deutschland are testing the production of live video content in their 5G standalone network. In the future, high-quality broadcasting will be possible with smartphones over 5G connections. The progress is achieved by a technology called network slicing. The new technology divides the network into logically separate sections. In the future, such […]

February 21, 2022

FreeMove Alliance and Millicom cooperate

FreeMove Alliance, the global mobile telecommunications alliance between Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telia and Telecom Italia, and Millicom, a provider of fixed, mobile and digital services in Latin America serving enterprise customers through its Tigo Business brand, have signed a partnership agreement to offer seamless connectivity solutions to multinational customers (MNCs) across the Americas and beyond. […]

January 31, 2022

AMC Networks renews Slovakia, Czech deals

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) and Slovak Telekom Group’s Magio and Digi Slovakia as well as T-Mobile TV Czech Republic, subsidiaries of Deutsche Telekom, have announced a multi-year renewal of their distribution agreement. The strategic agreement builds on the companies’ long-term partnership by providing carriage of AMCNI channels Sport1, Sport2, AMC, Film+, Minimax, JimJam, Spektrum and […]

January 20, 2022

Euro telcos seek ‘big tech’ network funding

The CEOs of 13 major European telcos have issued a joint Statement calling on EU policymakers to align closely Europe’s digital ambitions with a supportive policy and regulatory ecosystem, suggesting that ‘big tech’ platforms also contribute fairly to network costs. The Statement (below) was issued by ETNO, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association, which represents Europe’s […]

November 29, 2021By Colin Mann

Smarter Production and Data-Driven Insight

The pandemic has forced the pace on what is possible with creative content production in the cloud. This is just in time to help content providers and broadcasters step up to the spiralling demand for ever more – and ever more creative – content. In a free-to-attend online event (see below) AWS hosts Sky revealing […]

November 18, 2021

Analysis: OTT driving slow growth in operators’ revenue

Analysis from research firm Dataxis suggests the pay-TV market in Europe is expected to recover slowly from the blow it suffered during the pandemic, with the growing availability of cheaper and more flexible OTT pay-TV plans pushing historic operators into adopting new strategies. According to Ophélie Boucaud, Analyst, despite an unchallenged domination in terms of […]

October 14, 2021

Eutelsat adds German broadband to France, Italy

Eutelsat has signed up German telco Deutsche Telecom to distribute its Konnect broadband service from the end of 2021. Both companies are also discussing an extension of their partnership in the future. Deutsche Telekom is already using Eutelsat capacity to provide telecommunications and disaster relief in the areas affected by the floods this summer. Investment […]

October 11, 2021By Chris Forrester

RDK DT’s broadband gateway software platform

RDK Management has confirmed that open source software platform RDK is being deployed as the global software platform for broadband gateways (i.e. modems/routers) throughout multiplay telco Deutsche Telekom’s fibre, DSL, and cable footprints. RDK standardises core functions used in broadband, video, and IoT connected devices. By standardising these functions, service providers can develop and deploy […]

October 7, 2021

Tele2, Deutsche Telekom sell-off T-Mobile Netherlands

Tele2 and Deutsche Telekom have agreed to sell T-Mobile Netherlands to funds advised by Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus for an enterprise value of €5.1 billion. They claim the transaction provides an opportunity for Tele2 to realise value from the successful development in T-Mobile Netherlands and to conclude Tele2’s international consolidation. The Tele2 Board of […]

September 7, 2021