Deutsche Telekom settles U.S. bribery probes

Reuters

Deutsche Telekom AG will pay more than $95 million to settle U.S. criminal and civil charges that a Hungarian unit and three former executives schemed to bribe government officials in Macedonia and Montenegro. Regulators said the charges arose from the company's Magyar Telekom unit having in 2005 and 2006 arranged payments of $15.8 million to intermediaries, expecting some or all of the money to be funneled to the officials in exchange for business benefits.

French government raises $3.45 billion in 4G auction

Reuters

France sold off a second batch of higher-quality fourth-generation (4G) mobile frequencies for $3.45 billion in an auction that will shape the competitive landscape of the market for years to come.

6th TMT Finance & Investment Middle East Conference and Awards Ceremony 2012

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
End Date: 
Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dubai:

Join the leading regional gathering for financial and strategic decision makers in the telecom, media, finance and law sectors. The conference uniquely brings together leadership from telecom and media companies, investment bankers, lawyers, financiers and professional advisers to debate investment strategy, mergers and acquisitions and financing.

Dutch telecom KPN under regulator watch

Reuters

The Dutch telecoms regulator has put KPN, the country's telecoms market leader, under close supervision, saying it may have broken the law to the detriment of consumers and competitors. KPN and other mobile phone operators in the Netherlands are already under investigation by the country's competition authority, known as NMA, for possible price-fixing.

European insurers turn to telematics amid gender ban

Reuters

Motor insurers seeking to get around a European ban on charging male drivers more than women are turning to black box technology that could trigger an upheaval in the way car insurance is sold.

BT sues Google in U.S. over patent infringement

Reuters

British telecoms firm BT has launched legal action against Google in the United States over patent infringement in a number of key areas for the technology group such as mobile map services.

BT (London), Britain's dominant fixed-line telecoms group, said in a statement on Monday that it had filed a claim with the U.S. District Court of Delaware for patent infringement.

NSN fixed line broadband business acquired by ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc, a provider of networking equipment, announced on Monday that it plans to acquire the fixed line Broadband Access Business (BBA) of Nokia Siemens Networks, as well as the associated professional services and network management.

Telefonica cuts dividend target to focus on debt

Reuters

Telecoms operator Telefonica  trimmed its planned 2012 dividend on Wednesday in a move to keep its debt under control as the telecoms group battles sluggish economic growth in its home market and uncertainty in Europe.

France gets bids in 4G telecom auction

Reuters

France's telecoms regulator has received bids from all of the country's major operators for a second batch of higher-quality fourth-generation (4G) mobile licenses and will choose winners in the coming weeks.

Global Telecoms Customer Experience Management Leaders Summit

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
End Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

 

Munich, Germany: 

The global summit for the leaders in the telecoms Customer Experience community, bringing together senior executives from Communication Service Providers across the world to drive progress in CX transformation initiatives and CEM projects. 
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