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February 2019: 44pp
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Executive brief

Group

Deals: DT pulls plug on Albania [p.6]

  • A taster for wider portfolio rejig?
  • Table: DT “principal subsidiaries” and their affiliates

People [p.11]

  • Table: people movements

Supply Chain: DT pushes back against anti-Huawei forces in Europe [p.15]

  • Keep calm and carry on
  • Mixed messages from Germany
  • Hurricane Huawei continues to gather force
  • America first (Huawei last)

Germany

Legal and Regulatory: TDE treads warily into 5G auction [p.21]

  • 5G investment under threat
  • Table: Not playing by the BNetzA rulebook: Kopf rounds on the regulator
  • Dommermuth makes his move
  • DIY 5G

TDE gets a boost in in-building broadband battle [p.26]

  • TDE responds

Europe

Greece: EETT reviews spectrum bands for 5G [p.30]

  • Table: Deutsche Telekom's Europe spectrum agenda FY19-20

Hungary: MT progresses automotive-flavoured 5G testing [p.32]

  • Ericsson vs Huawei: MT yet to commit

Slovakia: ST ties with Ericsson on massive MIMO trial [p.34]

USA

Network: TMUS looks high and low for 5G spectrum [p.37]

  • 600MHz on the move
  • Sprint is the key to TMUS' 5G high jump

Further reading

Index

A

Africa 13

Albtelecom 7

Alphabet

 - Google 13

  -- Android 41

Americas

 - Brazil 12

 - Canada 18

 - North America 11, 12

 - United States of America (USA) 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 22, 35, 36, 38, 42

  --  Commerce Department 18

  --  Department of Justice (DoJ) 15, 18, 19

  --  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 19, 37, 42

  --  States

   ---   Washington 18

Asia-Pacific 11

 - Australia 17, 18, 35

 - China 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 40

 - India

  --  Licence Circles

   ---   Himachal Pradesh 31

 - Japan 18, 19

 - Malaysia 35

 - New Zealand 18

 - Singapore 35

AT&T 10, 12, 38

B

Beta Film GmbH 28

Bigtincan Holdings 39

Brand Finance 10

BREKO 27, 41

British Standards Institute (BSI) 17

BT Group 8, 17, 18, 40

 - EE 8, 18

Bundesliga 28

C

CeBIT 14

Comcast Corp. 13

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States 19

Cosmote Romanian Mobile Teleco. SA (see OTE/DT) 8

D

Daimler AG 9, 25

 - Mercedes-Benz 10

Dennis Publishing 12

Deutsche Telekom 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 39, 40, 41

 - Corporate

  --  Headquarters 14, 15, 17, 19

 - Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners

  --  Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (ngena) 10

 - Europe 6

  --  Austria 7, 8, 11, 17

  --  Bulgaria (see OTE) 7

  --  Croatia (Hrvatski Telekom) 8, 31

  --  Czech Republic 7, 8, 11, 17, 35

  --  Greece (see OTE) 30

  --  Hungary (see Magyar Telekom) 7, 8, 11, 32, 35, 41

    ---   International Carrier Sales & Services (ICSS) 11

  --  Montenegro (see Magyar Telekom) 8, 11

  --  Netherlands 7, 8, 13, 17

  --  Poland (Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa/PTC) 7, 8, 17

  --  Romania (see Cosmote Romania/OTE) 8

  --  Slovakia (Slovak Telekom/T-Mobile) 7, 8, 34, 35, 41

  --  UK (EE) 8, 18

 - Executives

  --  Ewaldsson, Ulf 13

  --  Hartmann, Jens 12

  --  Höttges, Timotheus 17, 22

  --  Kopf, Wolfgang 21

  --  Legere, John 19, 38

  --  Ray, Neville 13, 38

  --  Rekasi, Tibor 32

  --  Tsamaz, Michael 7

  --  Tsybulskaya, Dina 11

 - Germany 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28

 - Goingsoft 9

 - Investments

  --  Magyar Telekom (see separate) 7, 8, 11, 32, 33, 35, 41

  --  OTE (see separate) 6, 7, 8, 11, 30, 41

 - Products and services

  --  T-Mobile TV 39

 - Systems Solutions

  --  T-Systems 8, 9, 11, 12, 32, 35

 - South Africa 11

 - Telekom Security 12

 - Toll4Europe 9

  --  Toll Collect 9

 - USA 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 37, 38, 39, 42

Drillisch AG 24, 41

E

Ericsson 11, 13, 17, 19, 33, 34, 35, 38, 42

Eurobank 6

Europe

 - Albania 6, 31, 40

 - Austria 9, 11, 31

 - Bulgaria 7

 - Croatia 31, 41

  --  Hrvatska Agencija za Postu i Elektronicke Komunikacije (HAKOM) 31

 - Czech Republic 7, 31

 - Finland 10

 - Germany 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 38, 40, 41

  --  Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA, or German Federal Network Agency) 22, 24, 25, 26, 27

  --  Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen (BNetzA, RegTP, FNA, or German Federal Network Agency) 22, 26, 41

  --  Government 9

 - Greece 7, 11, 30, 40, 41

 - Hellenic Telecoms and Post Commission (EETT) 30

 - Hungary 7, 31, 32, 33, 35, 41

 - Macedonia 11, 31

 - Montenegro 7, 11

 - Netherlands 12, 31

 - Poland 9, 11, 15, 31, 40

 - Portugal 11

 - Romania 7, 8, 31, 40

 - Scandinavia 10

 - Serbia 7

 - Slovakia 7, 31, 34, 35, 41

 - Sweden 10, 13, 17, 34

 - Switzerland 12

 - Turkey 10

 - Ukraine 8

 - United Kingdom (UK) 8, 10, 12, 13, 18, 35

  --  British Standards Institute (BSI) 17

European Union 15, 18, 30, 35, 40

F

Forthnet 11

France Télécom

 - Orange 10

 - UK (see EE, DT) 8, 18

FreeMove Alliance (DT-FT-Telia Company-TI) 10

G

Global M2M Assocation (GMA) 10

Goldman Sachs 8

Green Party 9

H

Hewlett-Packard 31

Hitachi 13

Hrvatski Telekom (see DT, Croatia) 8, 31

Huawei Technologies 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 33, 35, 40

I

Intel 37, 38, 42

L

Liberty Global

 - UPC Austria 7

Liberty Global Inc.

 - UPC Broadband 7

M

Magyar Telekom (see DT) 7, 8, 11, 32, 35, 41

 - Macedonia (Makedonski Telekom/T-Mobile) 7, 8, 11

 - Montenegro (Crnogorski Telekom) 8, 11

 - Romania

 - Combridge 8

 - T-Systems Hungary 11, 32, 35

Major League Baseball 42

Market segments

 - Machine-to-machine (M2M) 14

 - Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) 24

 - Multinational corporations (MNCs) 10

Middle East 13

 - Iran 18

N

Nokia 17, 19

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) 15, 18

Novatel Wireless 8

NTT 12

O

Open Handset Alliance (OHA)

 - Android 41

OTE (Hellenic Telecom. Org. SA, see DT) 6, 7, 8, 11, 40

 - Bulgaria (Globul) 7

 - Cosmote 8, 30

  --  Albania (Telekom Albania) 6, 8, 40

 - Greece 30

 - Romania 8

Tsamaz, Michael 7

P

PPF Group 7

Premiere AG 40

Q

Qualcomm 35, 37

S

SAP 12

Siemens AG 25

Sky

 - Sky Deutschland 28

Slovak Telekom (see DT, Slovakia) 7, 8, 34, 35, 41

SOFTBANK CORP. 19

Sprint Corporation 15, 19, 38, 40

Swisscom 12

T

Technology

 - 2.5G 38

 - 2G 14, 38

 - 3G 14, 31, 35

  --  Evolved HSPA (HSPA+/I-HSPA)

  --  MIMO 34, 35, 41

 - 4G 14, 16, 18

  --  Long Term Evolution (LTE) 35

 - 5G 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42

 - Fibre 23, 26, 27

 - FTTH 26, 27

 - LTE Advanced 35

 - M2M 14

 - mobile TV 42

 - Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) 14

 - OpenStack 12

 - OTA 35

 - RAN 17, 23

 - R&D 11, 34

 - SIM 14

 - Smartphone 18

 - Spectrum 21, 30, 31, 37, 38, 41

  --  700 MHz 30, 31, 35, 38

  --  800 MHz 31

  --  2100 MHz 30, 31

  --  2300 MHz 30

  --  2600 MHz 31

  --  3500 MHz 31, 35

  --  Advanced Wireless Spectrum 37

 - VDSL 26

 - Vectoring 41

 - WAN 10

 - W-LAN 9

Tele2 7, 31

 - Netherlands 7

Telefonica Group 22

Telekom Austria

 - Austria

 - A1 31

Telekom Srbija a.d. 7

Telia Company 10

Twitter Inc. 39

U

UEFA 28

United Internet 21, 24, 41

V

Value-added services 10, 24

Verizon Communications 10, 38

 - Verizon Wireless 38

VINCI Group

 - Cofiroute, S.A. 9

Vivacom (BTC) 6

Vodafone 7, 10, 18, 22

 - Europe Region

  --  Albania 7

  --  Germany 22

Volkswagen AG 25

X

Xumo 39

Z

ZTE Corp. 16, 18

  • Swedish vendor gets in on the DT massive MIMO act.

Slovak Telekom (ST) highlighted a trial of capacity-boosting massive multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) technology, alongside network partner Ericsson.

The project, described by ST as the first massive MIMO trial in Slovakia, used a 10MHz slice of (unspecified) spectrum and took place on three base stations in the capital Bratislava. It is said to have achieved downlink speeds of 100Mbps, doubling rates available locally.

The NatCo did not lay out its thinking regarding commercial deployment of massive MIMO in its network, but stressed the technology’s key place within the 5G realm.

The project is the latest R&D move to come out of ST’s relationship with Ericsson, which is its key fixed-line and mobile network enabler, managed network services partner, and TV platform supplier (although this is through video technology unit Mediakind, in which Ericsson is in the process of selling a majority stake).

In 2016, ST, Ericsson, and Qualcomm claimed to have achieved data speeds of “up to 900Mbps” when demonstrating an “over-the-air LTE Advanced solution” featuring tri-carrier aggregation, 256 quadrature amplitude modulation, and 4×4 MIMO. A previous trial, flagged in 2014, was said to have enabled speeds of “up to 300Mbps” using dual carrier aggregation techniques. These projects led to ST’s release of a top-range, “up-to-500Mbps” LTE platform in 2018, using a mixture of 256-QAM modulation and carrier aggregation systems (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #43, #56, #59, and #74).

Deutsche Telekom (DT) has long flagged massive MIMO as a key part of its “smart” 5G deployment strategy, indicating particular interest in use of 64×64 MIMO on 3.5GHz spectrum. The Group has previously flagged trials of massive MIMO in Berlin, as part of 5G development work run alongside Huawei Technologies (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #66, #70, and #71). ST’s sister-NatCo T-Mobile Czech Republic highlighted a trial of massive MIMO in Prague during 2018, also alongside Huawei (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #71).

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