Deutsche Telekom surprised the industry by announcing that CEO Rene Obermann will depart the company at the end of 2013. DT's board said CFO Timotheus Hoettges will become deputy CEO next year and take full control starting in January 2014.
Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann brushed aside the third-quarter €7.4 billion writedown on its T-Mobile USA business, and instead told investors that the company plans to spend €2.5 billion boosting its German network to support the growth in data traffic.
Google is expanding its Wallet contactless payment service to regional operator MetroPCS Communications, hinting that a forthcoming revamp of the solution may also introduce support for Apple's rival iPhone.
Deutsche Telekom said it will merge its T-Mobile USA subsidiary with regional U.S. operator MetroPCS to create a mobile operator more able to rival Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility. For the German telco, this move could be part of the solution it has been searching for to its long-standing problems with its U.S. subsidiary, having failed to gain regulatory approval to merge T-Mobile USA with AT&T last year.
The merger of Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA subsidiary and MetroPCS Communications not only brings together their respective customer bases and spectrum licenses but also their mobile content efforts, calling into question which services the combined company will continue to offer moving forward.
Livewire Mobile will power digital music services for Sprint Nextel and MetroPCS, managing sales of full-track downloads, ringtones and ringbacks for both operators.
MetroPCS will roll out the Dyle mobile digital TV service via Samsung Electronics' forthcoming Galaxy S Lightray 4G smartphone, reportedly slated for release later this month.
Verizon Communications and MetroPCS on Monday once again took their argument to a federal appeals court to get the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules overturned.
Tier 1 carrier Verizon and MVNO MetroPCS Communications on Monday called on a federal appeals court to jettison open-Internet rules the Federal Communications Commission issued some 19 months ago.
ZTE has confirmed that its Android-powered Score smartphone is vulnerable to a backdoor security hole enabling anyone with the device's hardwired password to access its root directory, allowing