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EXECUTIVE BRIEF

GROUP

Deals: DT plugs into e-mobility player ENIO [p.6]

  • DT charging ahead with retail side…
  • … but e-mobility infrastructure venture yet to create buzz

Partnerships: NatCos parade oneM2M to break IoT vendor lock-in [p.9]

  • OneM2M primer
  • Big IoT thinking
  • Table: DT's “global IoT ecosystem”

Nokia trumpets success of connected-car tests [p.12]

  • Continental collaboration extends to car security and public cloud
  • DT takes the fifth on Swiss automotive player Spearhead
  • Table: Telekom Innovation Pool overview, April 2019

People [p.16]

  • Table: People movement highlights

GERMANY

Strategy: DT aggressive in 5G auction, despite legal uncertainty [p.20]

  • Dommermuth: I'm sorry guys, but these are the rules
  • Fuming at roaming
  • Umbridge at coverage

EWE fibre JV comes to life [p.23]

Partnerships [p.24]

  • A helping hand for multi-pressured TDE
  • Over to you, Vodafone

EUROPE

Austria: T-Mobile Austria trumpets 'pioneer' role for 5G [p.27]

  • Huawei, vielleicht?

Croatia: HT puts 5G on pilot with 'commercial' kit [p.30]

  • The Swedish connection

Hungary: Höttges back in Budapest [p.32]

SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS

Legal and Regulatory: T-Sys continues to deny Catalonia allegations [p.34]

  • Political impact
  • Partnerships: ngena tie-up to be dropped as T-Sys furthers refresh [p.37]

ISS expands DT facilities ties into go-to-market [p.38]

  • Multi-sided relationship
  • Building the future

USA

Commercial: DT puts T-Mobile mark reset on pause [p.41]

  • Group branding at a T-junction

Legal and Regulatory: TMUS still at loggerheads with sat-chiefs over C-Band [p.43]

  • Just give us the nod, FCC
  • How difficult can it be?
  • Averting a mid-band crisis

Supply Chain: Assurant dials up T-Mobile US device services contract [p.47]

  • Sprint insurance

FURTHER READING

INDEX

Symbols

1NCE 15

A

Advantech 11

Allianz 14

Alphabet

 - Google

 - Android 10, 23

Altair Semiconductor 11

Amazon.com Inc. 13, 17, 23, 36

Americas

 - Brazil 17

 - Canada 14, 22, 23

 - Mexico 17

 - United States of America (USA) 8, 13, 15, 16, 18, 29, 31, 40, 42, 48, 50

  --  FCC 43, 44, 45, 50

  --  States

   ---   New York 15

Apple 23

 - iOS 10, 23

Aryaka 37

Asia-Pacific

 - China 28

 - India 15

 - South Korea 13

AT&T 45, 46

Axonize 15

B

BC Partners

 - Intelsat Ltd 44

C

CenturyLink Inc. 17

Chordant 9, 11

Cisco Systems 15

Comarch SA 15

CompoTEK 11

Computacenter

 - Allnet 45

Comverse Technology 31

Continental AG 12, 13, 48

CSL 10

D

Daimler AG 22

Dell

 - VMware 46

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu 36

Deutsche Telekom 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49

 - Corporate

  --  Headquarters 7, 15, 29

 - Deutsche Funkturm 6, 16

 - DTCP 8, 14

  --  Aryaka (see separate) 37

  --  Deutsche Sportwetten 15

  --  Deutsche Telekom Strategic Inv. 15

  --  Digital Media Audience Products 15

  --  Dynamic Yield (see separate) 8

  --  emetriq 15

  --  Kumukan 15

  --  Lite Elements 15

  --  Mojio (see separate) 14

  --  Motionlogic 15

  --  Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (ngena) 15, 37

  --  SoundCall 15

  --  Spearhead 14, 15

  --  SureNow 14, 15

  --  Telekom Innovation Pool 14, 15

   ---   1NCE 15

   ---   Axonize 15

   ---   BENOCS 15

   ---   Comfortcharge 7, 15

   ---   MobiledgeX 13, 15

   ---   Rtbrick 15

   ---   SYFIT 15

   ---   tooz technologies 13, 15

   ---   Teraki 8, 13

   ---   The Digitale 15

   ---   Trust2Core 15

 - Europe

  --  Austria 6, 9, 10, 27, 28, 29, 48, 49

  --  Croatia 29, 30, 31, 49

  --  Czech Republic 16, 31

  --  Hungary 31, 32

  --  Netherlands 18, 31

  --  Poland 16

  --  Slovakia 16, 31

 - Executives

  --  Al Saleh, Adel 37

  --  Bierwirth, Andreas 27

  --  Blankenburg, Dido 25

  --  Bouchard, Martin 16

  --  Clauberg, Axel 37

  --  Gopalan, Srini 27, 32

  --  Hadrbolec, Pavel 16

  --  Hechwartner, Roland 9

  --  Höttges, Timotheus 21, 32

  --  Illek, Christian 22

  --  Lautz, Alexander 13

  --  Legere, John 45

  --  Patel, Sunit 17

  --  Ray, Neville 45

  --  Rekasi, Tibor 32

  --  Wössner, Dirk 23

  --  Zesch, Maria 10

 - Ex-executives

  --  Munhoz, Ideval 17

 - Germany 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15, 23, 24, 25, 31, 48

 - Investments

  --  Magyar Telekom (see separate) 31, 32

 - Management Board 16

 - Product and Innovation

  --  hubraum 8, 11

 - Products and services

  --  Business Marketplace 46

  --  Connected Car 16

  --  immmr 15

  --  MagentaMusik 360 23

 - Systems Solutions 33, 49

  --  T-Systems 8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 48, 49

   ---   Detecon 11, 17

   ---   South Africa 17

 - USA 16, 17, 18, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 50

Dido 25

Drillisch AG 20, 21, 22, 48

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG 12

Dynamic Yield 8

E

EdgeCast Networks, Inc. 31

Ericsson 30, 31

Ericsson Nikola Tesla d.d. (see Ericsson) 31

Europe

 - Austria 6, 27, 28, 29, 39, 42, 49

 - Croatia 15, 29, 30, 31, 49

 - Croatian National Bank (HNB) 29

 - Czech Republic 42

 - Denmark 38

 - Eastern Europe 49

 - Finland 38

 - France 18, 22

  --  Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) 18

 - Germany 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31, 35, 36, 39, 48

  --  Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office) 23

  --  Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA, or German Federal Network Agency) 21, 22, 24, 25

  --  Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen (BNetzA, RegTP, FNA, or German Federal Network Agency) 21, 24

  --  Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft 7

 - Greece 28

 - Hungary 15, 28, 31, 32, 49

 - Netherlands 18, 28, 42

 - Norway 23, 38

 - Poland 16, 23, 28, 42

 - Scandinavia 38

 - Spain 34, 35, 36

 - Sweden 15, 17, 31, 38

 - Switzerland 14

 - United Kingdom (UK) 17, 29

European Union 29, 35

 - Council of the European Union 35

 - European Commission 25, 35

 - European Parliament 35

Euskaltel SA 35

EWE

EWE Tel 23, 24, 25, 48

F

F5 Networks Inc. 17

Facebook 13, 37

 - Telecom Infra Project 13, 37

Fibocom Wireless 11

Fraunhofer Institute 12

G

Gemalto NV 11

GSM Association

 - Mobile World Congress 7, 13

H

HiSilicon 11

Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd

 - Foxconn Technology Group 11

Hrvatski Telekom 29, 30, 31, 49

Huawei Technologies 28

I

IBM 38, 46

Iliad 18

Intel 13

Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 38

K

KPN 18

Kraft 14

L

Liberty Global Inc.

 - UPC Austria 27, 29

 - Unitymedia GmbH 25

 - UPC Broadband 27, 29

  --  Germany (Unitymedia) 25

LUPUS Electronics 11

M

Magyar Telekom (see DT) 31, 32

 - T-Systems Hungary 32

McDonaldMs

 - Dynamic Yield 8

MediaTek Inc. 11

Microsoft 11, 13, 36, 46

Middle East 16

 - Israel 13, 48

Mojio 14

Murata 11

N

Nedap Mobility Solutions 11

Neoway Technology 11

Netia SA 16

Nokia 12, 13, 48

O

One Equity Partners

 - MediaKind 31

oneM2M 9, 10, 11, 48

Open Handset Alliance (OHA)

 - Android 10, 23

P

PricewaterhouseCoopers 36

Q

Qualcomm 9

Quectel Wireless Solutions 11

R

Ruijie Networks 11

S

Samsung 11

SAP 11, 13, 16, 36, 48

Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. 17

Sequans 11

SES S.A. 44

Siemens AG 22

Sierra Wireless 11

SK Telecom 13

Slovak Telekom (see DT, Slovakia) 16, 31

Spearhead 14, 15

Sprint Corporation 17, 18, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47

 - Boost Mobile 42

Swisscom 16

SYFIT 15

T

Technology

 - 2G 45

 - 2.5G 45

 - 4G 13, 20, 31, 46

  --  Long Term Evolution (LTE) 9, 12, 46

 - 5G 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49

 - Fibre 18, 23, 24, 25, 27

 - Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) 42

 - FTTH 18

 - IP 13, 14, 37

 - M2M 6, 10

 - MHP 12, 48

 - MPLS 37

 - OpenStack 36

 - RAN 31

 - Spectrum 20, 45

  --  700 MHz 28, 45

  --  1900 MHz 45

  --  2100 MHz 28

  --  Advanced Wireless Spectrum 45

 - WAN 37

Tele2 17, 18

Telefonica Group 20, 25, 48

Telekom Austria 28

 - Austria

  --  A1 28

Telit 11

Teltonika 11

Teraki 8, 13

tooz technologies 13, 15

Total S.A.

 - Saft Groupe 11

U

UBS 18

UniCredit Group 29

United Internet 21, 25, 48

 - 1&1 Internet 48

V

Veolia Environnement SA 11

Verizon Communications 31, 45, 46

Virgin Group

 - Virgin Mobile 42

Vodafone 11, 13, 20, 21, 25, 48

 - Europe Region

  --  Germany 20, 25

Volkswagen AG 22

Z

Zagrebacka banka 29

  • CEO’s second recent trip to capital raises questions.
  • Speculation of Hungarian sale talks adds to intrigue.

Timotheus Höttges, Chief Executive (CEO) of Deutsche Telekom (DT), was reported to have met once again with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, to talk through local telecoms policy and Group plans for Magyar Telekom (MT).

The discussion, also attended by MT CEO Tibor Rékasi and Srini Gopalan, Head of Europe at DT, focused on “opportunities and challenges for digital development in Hungary”, according to local news agency MTI.

No further information on the agenda was reported, but there will not have been a shortage of items to discuss, with a multi-band spectrum rights auction due to take place in Hungary later in 2019, amid ongoing concerns over European 5G licence pricing and conditions.

Höttges’ trip also follows the emergence in 2018 of rumours about a possible DT sale of its majority stake in MT (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #71 and #79). In recent weeks, there has been local speculation that MT could sell all or part of enterprise unit T-Systems Hungary, with local service provider 4iG apparently interested.

This is the second such meeting the three executives have attended with Orbán in recent months, after an earlier discussion in September 2018 (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #76).

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