Deutsche Telekom threw critics of its broadband network strategy something to chew on, with a hint that more expansive FTTH investment plans may be coming from 2019. It remains to be seen how far the Group is ready to relinquish its conservative, copper-based ‘last mile’ policy, though.

  • Concession that 2018 target of covering 80% of households with at least 50Mbps connections might slip.
  • Launch of FTTH-based MagentaZuhause GIGA, to gauge consumer demand.
  • G.fast lab trials commence with Adtran.

Thomas Dannenfeldt, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Deutsche Telekom (DT), indicated that a larger proportion of broadband capital expenditure (capex) in Germany will be funnelled towards fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology when it enters a “second phase” of network investment – once the bulk of vectoring rollout, the “first phase”, is complete.

Speaking on the Group’s latest earnings conference call, covering the quarter ended 30 June 2017 (Q2 FY17), Dannenfeldt told analysts “you will start to see much larger capex going into FTTH” from FY19 – when DT begins its next, multi-year strategic cycle. The CFO did not provide any hard capex figures, and emphasised that TDE will not divert all broadband spend towards FTTH once the second phase kicks in.

Nonetheless, references to a “mix” of connectivity options are at least a change in tone from DT’s previous dismissals of the need for broad FTTH deployment.

“ You know our position. We believe it is not about the right technology. There’s no one right technology. It is about finding the right mix of technologies depending on what competitive situation is, what willingness of customers to pay is, and that’s how we’ve done the rollout [in the] last years. And I think that’s what we’re going to do in the future as well. ” – Dannenfeldt.

Dannenfeldt’s comments came alongside two practical developments in the Group’s German broadband strategy. Telekom Deutschland (TDE) launched a 1Gbps service, dubbed MagentaZuhause GIGA, focused on areas where “FTTH networks are already in place”. Costing EUR119.95-per-month, the plan includes upload speeds of up-to-500Mbps, flat-rate calls across TDE’s fixed-line network, as well as access to EntertainTV Plus, TDE’s higher-end TV service (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #52 and passim). The aim, said TDE, was to gauge the extent of consumer demand for gigabit connections.

In a further development, as part of DT’s relatively new partnership strategy to boost broadband coverage in Germany, TDE struck an agreement with EWE, a regional energy utility, for “reciprocal use” of networks. In total, the agreement covers nearly 400 local networks in Lower Saxony, Bremen, and parts of North Rhine-Westphalia. The partnership strategy started in earnest during January 2017 through the appointment of Johannes Pruchnow as DT’s Head of Broadband Cooperation in Germany, and subsequently saw a tie-up with Innogy, an Essen-based renewable energy spin-off from utility RWE (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #59 and #60).

Hold your FTTH horses

  • TDE has been under longstanding pressure from politicians, regulators, and competitors (who are looking for faster wholesale products) to invest more in FTTH and so help meet a target – set by industry and government – of having a nationwide “gigabit-capable convergent infrastructure” in place by 2025 (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #59 and passim). TDE has so far resolutely refused to spend heavily on an FTTH consumer play, and provides only around 80, 000 ‘pure‘ fibre-optic connections by some estimates, although it appears more willing to invest in fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) technology to serve business customers. A TDE programme to connect 100 “industrial zones” with FTTP is already underway (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #65).
  • Although both Dannenfeldt’s remarks and the introduction of MagentaZuhause GIGA might seem like a softening of DT’s position, any significant FTTH moves by TDE will likely arrive in the medium term at the earliest. It is not beyond the bounds of possibility, given TDE’s lacklustre FTTH track record, that MagentaZuhause GIGA is little more than a tactical ploy to try and diffuse criticism of its vectoring-first strategy. The same interpretation could be made of TDE’s broadband collaboration programme.

Vectoring penetration target may slip

In the meantime, vectoring evidently remains top of TDE’s broadband agenda. After overcoming regulatory difficulties hindering the technology’s rollout in Nahbereich areas, where local loops are typically 550 metres or less (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #63), Dannenfeldt admitted the immediate priority was to reach these ‘near-shore‘ areas and meet TDE’s original target of covering 80% of Germany’s households with speeds of at least 50Mbps, using the copper-based technology.

The original deadline to achieve the 80% target was end-FY18, but Dannenfeldt suggested this might now slip until mid-FY19. Super-vectoring, capable of cranking up ‘plain vanilla‘ vectoring connections from 100Mbps to 250Mbps, is still slated for a mid-2018 launch, as originally planned.

Dannenfeldt believes development of the Group’s domestic network will allow super-vectoring deployment at a “fraction of the cost” compared with initial rollout of vectoring and FTTC networks. Through the Group’s flagship (but problematic) All-IP Transformation programme (see separate report), 61% of TDE’s access lines had been upgraded to IP as of 30 June 2017, enabling the NatCo to software-upgrade these households to super-vectoring. This will reduce costs and speed rollout, said Dannenfeldt.

  • Super-vectoring is a proprietary solution developed by Huawei Technologies. The Chinese supplier claims the technology can reach speeds of up-to-400Mbps over copper loop lengths less than 300 metres, and up-to-100Mbps within 800 metres. With projected speeds of up-to-250Mbps, DT appears to be eyeing up the intermediary copper loop lengths that are typically found in Nahbereich areas.

We’re doing fine on fibre, thank you very much

There was a self-congratulatory and defiant tone to Dannenfeldt’s observations on “fibre” progress in Germany, as if critics of TDE’s position on FTTH rollout were playing in his mind.

He maintained the Group’s habit of describing FTTC and vectoring technology as connecting customers “directly” with high-speed fibre-optic cable, which conveniently expands the ‘fibre-line‘ definition beyond FTTH and FTTP. He also made another dig at TDE’s distractors, claiming TDE “remains by far the biggest investor in building out the telecommunications network for the future across Germany”.

Similarly, in a blog posted on DT’s website, Philipp Blank, a Group spokesperson, sought to “put the record straight” on broadband rollout strategy in Germany, and address what he felt were misplaced criticisms. He emphasised once again the NatCo’s line that it makes “record levels” of fixed and mobile network investment (about EUR5bn each year), and has expanded its fibre-optic network by 25, 000km-per-year since 2010.

We have by far the largest fiber-optic network in Germany, stretching over 455, 000km”, said Blank. “Vodafone, in comparison, doesn’t even have 60, 000km”, he added. He stressed that TDE was “committed to vectoring” because it was the “only way” to provide people in rural areas with faster lines in a timely manner. If TDE was “fixated on FTTH”, said Blank, people in the countryside would be left high and dry, without a fast broadband connection, for years. He also argued that there was neither the construction capacity, funding – or even demand – for widespread FTTH deployment.

A different reality, though

It is unlikely that rivals were as impressed by TDE’s “fibre” progress as Dannenfeldt, or took on board the points made in Blank’s somewhat finger-wagging blog.

According to a report by Verband der Anbieter von Telekommunikations- und Mehrwertdiensten, an association of telecoms and value-added service providers, there were some 791, 000 “genuine glass-fibre connections” in Germany as of 31 March 2017 (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #65). Of that number, TDE accounted for only 84, 000. At a recent meeting of Bundesverband Glasfaseranschluss, a federal association of fibre players, a senior technical manager at M-net, a German internet service provider, described vectoring as nothing other than “Beschiss”. Kinder translations vary from “rip-off” to “scam”.

At a national level, too, TDE critics will no doubt point to Germany’s poor showing in a European comparison of FTTH reach as evidence that TDE’s ‘fixation‘ on vectoring is harming the economy. According to figures compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Germany could only muster a 1.8%-FTTH penetration rate by the end of 2016. In leading countries like Sweden and Latvia, the figure was above 50%, and the European Union average was over 20%. Blank, in his blog, preferred to quote a European Commission study that showed Germany’s broadband progress in a more favourable light. According to the EC, Germany has a coverage level of more than 80% for super-fast broadband access (above 30Mbps), which puts it “among the leading European countries”.

Competitive pressure is also ramping up on DT to bring FTTH off the backburner, and increasingly painting the Group as behind the curve. Despite a promised push on super-vectoring, TDE is falling behind in Germany’s broadband race, both in terms of maximum speeds and market share. Vodafone Germany has already cranked up maximum download speeds over its cable network from 400Mbps to 500Mbps in 100 cities, including Munich and parts of Berlin, enabling it to launch high-speed LTE-cable packages to compete with TDE’s flagship MagentaEINS services. Vodafone also recently announced plans to spend an extra EUR2bn on “gigabit” networks in the period to 2021, with predominant focus on new FTTP connections to business parks (Vodafonewatch, #158). As for Germany’s cable operators, unitymedia KabelBW and Tele Columbus boast top speeds of 400Mbps.

As of 30 June 2017, TDE’s overall share of Germany’s broadband market stood at 39.6%, down from 40.5% a year earlier.

Gee, fast and flexible

  • In collaboration with US-based vendor Adtran, DT conducted trials of the latest evolution of the G.fast standard, which purports to offer gigabit speeds over short local loop lengths using a single copper pair. TDE first began testing G-fast in 2014. The NatCo previously indicated it would start deploying the technology in 2018 (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #29, #41, and passim).

Image: CC BY 2.0 Randall Belk/Flickr.

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE BRIEF

MANAGEMENT UPDATE

Q2 FY17

Eyes turn to next phase in Höttges Grand Plan [p6]

Table 1 Deutsche Telekom, financial summary, Q2 FY17
Top-level numbers: USA driving, Europe reviving
Table 2 Deutsche Telekom, customer summary, Q2 FY17 (‘000)
DT expands organisational changes in Europe, in push for uplift
Table 3 Deutsche Telekom, Group Development financial summary (adjusted), Q2 FY17
Table 4 Deutsche Telekom, financial development picture, FY12-FY18
Guidance: expectations uprated but imbalances remain a concern

GROUP

Deals

Group expands VC portfolio but keeps to familiar ground [p13]

Table 5 DTCP ventures forth: investments and exits at a glance (to September 2017)
Early days

People

Stalwarts Clemens and van Damme to exit [p16]

Wössner back into the Group fold
Figure 1 DT Board of Management responsibility split, pre- and post-2016-2017 changes
Two moves with similar under-currents, but differing levels of urgency
Part of the plan, to an extent
Table 7 People movement highlights

Group Development

TMNL boosts network with TD-LTE and 256-QAM [p21]

Table 8 Spectrum holdings of Dutch mobile network operators, February 2017
All 256-QAM on the 4G front
Lone TD-LTE wolf

Technology & Innovation

DT concedes All-IP drag; 2018 deadline to “slip” [p24]

Figure 2 Deutsche Telekom, European IP migration progress, FY14-FY17 (% of lines)
Need for speed
The complications of DT’s gammy IP

DT pushes on towards 2018 5G trials [p26]

5G Czech list
Making mmWaves
Group 5G tsar appointed
Thinking small: mobile densification still on Group backburner
Lending an innovation hand to the smaller guys
DT becomes a Monarchist

Inmarsat claims success in EAN satellite tests [p29]

All smiles
Legal loose ends
DT in gung-ho mood

DT exec talks up newer RCS use-cases [p31]

RCS reasons to be cheerful…
… include new use-cases
On message with SMS A2P, chatbots

GERMANY

Q2 FY17

TDE steps on IT cost savings pedal as trends waver [p35]

Table 9 Deutsche Telekom, Germany area financial summary (as reported), Q2 FY17
Table 10 Deutsche Telekom, Germany area revenue split (as reported), Q2 FY17
Broadband blockages
TDE dialling up on efficiency for next mid-term strategic cycle

Network

TDE hints at FTTH capex boost but vectoring still priority [p38]

Hold your FTTH horses
Vectoring penetration target may slip
We’re doing fine on fibre, thank you very much
A different reality, though
Gee, fast and flexible

Partnerships

Group brings Mojio tie-up to Germany [p41]

Fleeting expansion
Further NatCo tie-ups likely

EUROPE

Q2 FY17

Uptick filtering through in European top-line [p45]

Table 11 Deutsche Telekom, Europe area financial summary (as reported), Q2 FY1
Table 12 Deutsche Telekom, Europe area revenue by territory (adjusted), Q2 FY17
Less need for the scalpel
Poland reviving; Romania harder work

Region

DT’s Czech-Slovak integration plan to see vendor refresh [p47]

Management – 80 staff now bridging across both NatCos
Commercial – joint, mid-term go-to-market plan being drawn up
Table 13 Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Czech Republic, financials and KPIs, FY16
Buying – tech vendors and marketing agencies face squeeze
Technology and infrastructure — wide-reaching overhaul in offing
One ingredient in a broader internal M&A mix being concocted by DT

Austria

TMAT gets M2M boost from ‘international hub’ role [p51]

NB-IoT on TMAT radar
Table 14 TMAT goes down the M2M partner route: selected players

TMAT turns to Huawei on backbone overhaul [p53]

Hungary

MT calls time on dedicated SMB business [p54]

A better blend
Ironing out the bumps
Wedded to meddling

SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS

Q2 FY17

DT hand forced as T-Sys continues to drag earnings [p58]

Table 15 Deutsche Telekom, Systems Solutions financial summary (adjusted), Q2 FY17
Crunch time

Legal and regulatory

British national sentenced for Mirai cyber-attack [p60]

Financial costs as-yet-unclear

Operations

TSI 2015+ clear-out continues with Polish exit [p61]

A fit for both sides
Table 16 T-Systems Stop programme, business unit impact, FY13-FY17 (where details available)

Partnerships

Check Point link-up extends to consumer devices [p62]

Table 17 Magenta Security portfolio and partner ecosystem, early-2017

USA

Table 18 Deutsche Telekom, US area operational indicators, Q2 FY17

Q2 FY17

TMUS continues to provide muscle for Group M&A talks [p66]

Counting DIGITS
Figure 3 Deutsche Telekom, US versus European quarterly net revenue comparison, FY16-FY17 (EURm)
Table 19 Deutsche Telekom, US area financial summary (as reported), Q2 FY17
TMUS near to making up half of Group revenue
Sprint talks reportedly kick off – but will Group make such a big bet?
A huge call for DT, which will be highly wary of stymying US momentum

Strategy

TMUS gets into bed with Netflix [p70]

Table 20 TMUS on the Un-Carrier trail: 2013-2017
Who needs Time Warner?

Network

TMUS starts 600MHz ball rolling but loose ends remain [p72]

Ecosystem building
Dual-band antennas prop rollout
Beware Sinclair
Gaming the system
Safety valves

TMUS propels LTE-Advanced into gigabit territory [p75]

TMUS preps “nationwide” NB-IoT by mid-2018 [p76]

Table 21 Different Cats in the IoT alley

FURTHER READING

INDEX

Index

SYMBOLS

3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) 26, 52

A

Accenture 20
adidas 20
Adtran 38, 40
Africa 60
Allianz 24
Alphabet
Google 14, 15, 16
Android 37, 69
Americas
Brazil 20
– Canada 16, 19, 42
– United States of America (USA) 6, 10, 13, 14, 22, 27, 41, 65, 66, 68, 69, 73, 76
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 69, 72, 73, 74
– – States
Kansas 72
– – – Maine 72
– – – New York 13, 14
– – – North Carolina 72
– – – Pennsylvania 72
– – – Virginia 72
– – – Washington 72
Apple 71
iPhone 71
Asia-Pacific 22, 54, 63
China 21, 25, 39, 49
– Hong Kong 54
– India 51
– Japan 61
– Singapore 61, 63
– South Korea 20
AT&T 25, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 76
Avaya 58
Axel Springer AG 24
Axiata Group Bhd (TM International)
Singapore (Mobile One, see separate listing) 76

B

Baidu Inc. 13, 14
Barclays plc 27
Blue Coat Systems 63
BMW 51
BT Group 28, 62
EE 16, 62, 68

C

Cellnex Telecom 14
Swiss Towers 14
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. 62, 63
China Unicom 25
Choice (Australia) 71
CipherCloud 63
Cisco Systems 63
Comcast Corp. 14, 25, 69
Computacenter 20
Comverse Technology 63

D

Daimler AG 15, 20, 24
Dell 14
Deutsche Bank 24, 66
Deutsche Telekom 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 76
Corporate
Headquarters 13, 27, 59
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners 13, 19
DocuSign (see separate) 14, 15
– – Fireglass (see separate) 14, 15
– – Mojio (see separate) 41, 42
– – Morphisec (see separate) 14
– – NSONE (see separate) 13, 14
– – Paxata (see separate) 14
– – SafeBreach (see separate) 14
– – Swiss Towers (see separate) 14
Europe 45, 46
Austria 51, 52, 53
– – Croatia (Hrvatski Telekom) 19, 46, 47, 50, 55
– – Czech Republic 26, 41, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 61
– – Greece (see OTE) 22, 52
– – Hungary (see Magyar Telekom) 19, 50, 53, 54, 55, 58, 61
– – International Carrier Sales & Services (ICSS) 14, 32, 54, 55, 61
– – Montenegro (see Magyar Telekom) 19, 46, 50, 55
– – Netherlands 7, 9, 21, 22, 35, 36, 45, 46, 50, 52
– – Poland (Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa/PTC) 20, 45, 46, 61
– – Slovakia (Slovak Telekom/T-Mobile) 46, 47, 48, 49, 50
– – UK (EE) 16, 62, 68
European Aviation Network 29, 30
– Executives
Abolhassan, Ferri 37
– – Arnold, Heinrich 19
– – Backofen, Dirk 62
– – Bierwirth, Andreas 51
– – Christopoulos, Christos 19
– – Clauberg, Axel 19, 28
– – Clemens, Reinhard 6, 16, 19, 58
– – Dannenfeldt, Thomas 6, 24, 35, 38, 45, 49, 68
– – de Haas, Stephan 20
– – Drake, Nicholas 20
– – Dworschak, Mirka 20
– – Goldenits, Walter 25
– – Gopalan, Srini 18, 55
– – Höttges, Timotheus 6, 15, 17, 18, 24, 46, 60, 69
– – Jacobfeuerborn, Bruno 26
– – Janssen, Uwe 28
– – Kicker, Thomas 15, 42
– – Lautz, Alexander 19, 27
– – Legere, John 68, 69, 71
– – Ljusev, Nikola 19, 55
– – Marić, Branimir 48
– – Marijs, Richard 21
– – Nemat, Claudia 18
– – Ostrowski, Artur 61
– – Pruchnow, Johannes 18, 38
– – Ray, Neville 68, 70, 75, 76
– – Tomaskovic, Davor 19, 55
– – Tschersich, Thomas 60
– – van Damme, Niek Jan 8, 16, 19
– – Vasina, Milan 48
– – Wittig, Hannes 6, 27
– – Wössner, Dirk 16, 17, 19
– – Young, Jack 14
Ex-executives
Da Matta, Ronaldo 20
– – Koszolko, Slawomir 20
– – Lakatos, Peter 19, 54
– – Mulder, Rene 20
– – Obermann, Rene 18, 35
– – Urbanski, Jurgen 20
Germany 8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 52, 60
– Investments
Magyar Telekom (see separate) 19, 50, 53, 54, 55, 58, 61
Management Board 48
– Products and services
Binge On 71
– – immmr 15, 22
– – MagentaEINS 37, 40
– – MagentaZuhause 37, 38, 39
Strategy
Growth Areas 58
– – One Company 50
Systems Solutions 7, 10, 35, 36, 45, 57, 59, 67
Telekom IT 7, 18, 35, 36, 45, 59
– – T-Systems 6, 8, 14, 16, 19, 20, 27, 37, 41, 51, 52, 54, 55, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63
Detecon 19
– – – Satellic 20
– – – South Africa 63
– – – Telekom Security 15, 62, 63
– – – Toll4Europe 15, 20
Technology
5G
haus 26
Toll Collect 15
– USA 7, 8, 10, 15, 16, 20, 27, 41, 42, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners 13, 14, 15, 19
Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments 15, 19
DocuSign 14, 15

E

EADS
Airbus 20, 29
EchoStar Communications Corp.
Dish Network 74
EMC 14
VMware 63
Ericsson 28, 47, 49, 72, 76
Croatia (see Ericsson Nikola Tesla) 47
Europe
Austria 19, 41, 46, 51, 52, 53
– Belgium 20, 61
– Croatia 19, 46, 47, 49, 50, 52
– Czech Republic 26, 46, 47, 48, 61
– France 15, 19, 29, 30, 61
Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (ARCEP) 30
Germany 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45, 51, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 67, 76
Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizitat, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen (BNetzA, RegTP, FNA, or German Federal Network Agency) 30
– – Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen (BNetzA, RegTP, FNA, or German Federal Network Agency) 30
Greece 30, 46, 52
– Hungary 8, 46, 49, 52, 53, 54, 55, 61
National Media and Communications Authority (NMHH) 53
Ireland 22
– Italy 61
– Latvia 40
– Montenegro 19, 50, 55
– Netherlands 6, 8, 9, 20, 22, 76
Agentschap Telecom 22
Norway 30
– Poland 6, 20, 46, 52, 61
– Portugal 30
– Romania 20, 30, 46, 49
– Russia 14
– Slovakia 22, 46, 49, 52
– Spain 14, 61
– Sweden 30, 40, 49, 53, 72
– Switzerland 14, 20, 30, 41, 76
– United Kingdom (UK) 30, 60, 62, 68
European Union 24, 28, 30, 40, 55
European Commission 28, 30, 40
– European Court of Justice 29, 30
Eutelsat Communications 30
EWE
EWE Tel 38

F

F5 Networks Inc. 63
Facebook 16, 27, 28, 32
Telecom Infra Project 19, 25, 26, 27
FireEye 63
Fireglass 14, 15
Flybridge Capital Partners 14
France Télécom
Orange 16, 19, 68
Slovakia 19
– – UK (see EE, DT) 16, 62, 68

G

Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) 22
Goldman Sachs 14
GSM Association
Mobile World Congress 27, 31, 42, 52, 76
GSM Association (GSMA) 31, 32
GTS Central Europe 20, 55

H

Hewlett-Packard 14, 63
Hrvatski Telekom (see DT, Croatia) 19, 46, 47, 50, 55
Combis d.o.o. 19
Huawei Technologies 21, 26, 28, 39, 47, 49, 52, 53

I

IBM 63
Inexio 35
Infinera Corporation 53
Inmarsat 29, 30
Intel 14, 15, 28, 30, 63
Intel Capital 14
International Airlines Group SA
British Airways 29
– Vueling Airlines SA 29

J

Juniper Networks 63

K

Kabel Baden-Württemberg GmbH (Kabel BW) 40
Kaspersky Lab 63
Konica Minolta 51
KPN 22
Kraft 20

L

LG Electronics 72
Lookout, Inc. 62, 63
Lufthansa 29

M

Magyar Telekom (see DT) 19, 50, 53, 54, 55, 58, 61
Executives
Mattheisen, Christopher 55
Macedonia (Makedonski Telekom/T-Mobile) 19
– Montenegro (Crnogorski Telekom) 19, 46, 50, 55
– T-Systems Hungary 8, 54, 58, 61
Market segments
Machine-to-machine (M2M) 19, 27, 51, 52, 76
– Multinational corporations (MNCs) 58
Mavenir Systems 32
MetroPCS Communications Inc. 69
Microsoft 14
Middle East
Israel 13, 14, 15
Mobile One (Singapore) 76
Mojio 41, 42
Morphisec 14

N

Netflix 37, 70, 71
Nexmo 14, 15
Nokia 22, 28, 29, 72, 75
Norwest Venture Partners 14
NSONE 13, 14
NTT 25

O

Omnicom 16
Open Handset Alliance (OHA)
Android 37, 69
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 40
OTE (Hellenic Telecom. Org. SA, see DT)
Cosmote 22, 52
Greece 22, 52

P

Palo Alto Networks Inc. 63
Panasonic 30
Paxata 14
Public Broadcasting Service 74
Publicis Groupe 16

Q

Qatar Telecom (Qtel) 14
Qualcomm 72, 75, 76
Qualys 63
Quantum Corp. 61

R

Reliance-Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
Reliance Communications (RCom) 51
Riverbed Technology 63
RSA Security 63
RWE AG 38

S

SafeBreach 14
Salesforce 20, 41
Samsung 14, 28, 37, 72
Sequoia Capital 14
Sierra Wireless 76
Sigma Prime Ventures 14
Singapore Telecom 14
SK Telecom 19, 28
Slovak Telekom (see DT, Slovakia) 46, 47, 48, 49, 50
SOFTBANK CORP. 68
Sophos 63
Splunk Inc. 63
Sprint Corporation 8, 66, 68, 69, 71
Sunrise 14
Symantec 14, 15, 63

T

TCL Communication 69
Technology
2G 49
GPRS 52
– – GSM 31, 52
3G 21, 22, 49
Evolved HSPA (HSPA+/I-HSPA)
MIMO 26, 75
UMTS-TDD 21, 22
4G 21, 22, 49, 68, 71, 72
Long Term Evolution (LTE) 21, 22, 26, 29, 32, 40, 47, 49, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76
– – Long Term Evolution Time Division Duplex (TD-LTE) 21, 22
5G 19, 21, 26, 27, 28, 72, 75
– ATSC 73, 74
– DSL 35, 37
– Ethernet 52
– Fibre 27, 35, 38, 39, 40
– FTTH 38, 39, 40
– GPRS 52
– IP 8, 19, 24, 25, 27, 28, 32, 35, 36, 39
– IPTV 35
– M2M 19, 27, 51, 52, 76
– Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) 51, 52, 59, 76
– OpenStack 25, 63
– R&D 26, 27, 50
– SaaS 13
– SIM 31, 51
– Smartphone 19, 21, 37, 52, 62, 69
– SMS 31, 32
– Spectrum 21, 22, 26, 73, 75
700 MHz 73
– – 800 MHz 22, 26
– – 900 MHz 21, 22
– – 1000 MHz 21
– – 1800 MHz 21, 22
– – 1900 MHz 22
– – 2100 MHz 21, 22
– – 2600 MHz 21, 22
– – 3500 MHz 22
Vectoring 39
– WAN 14
– W-LAN 52, 53, 71
Tele2 22
Tele Columbus 40
Telecom Italia 28
Telekom Austria 19
Telekom Slovenije
ONE 68, 71
Telstra 14
Tesla 47
Thales Group 29
Time Warner 71
Transmode Systems AB 53
Twitter Inc. 68
Two Sigma Investments
Two Sigma Ventures 14

V

Value-added services 37
VeriFone Systems 52
Verizon Communications 25, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 76
Verizon Wireless 67, 68, 70, 76
Vertex 13, 14
ViaSat 30
VINCI Group
Cofiroute, S.A. 15
Vodafone 8, 13, 40, 54, 67
Europe Region
Germany 40
– – Hungary 54

W

Warburg Pincus LLC 35
Wells Fargo 69
WPP 16

Z

Zscaler 15, 63
ZTE Corp. 53

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Report: #66
Covering: September 2017
Published: September 2017
Next report: October 2017
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