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T-Mobile Austria Not for Sale

German T-Mobile emphasizes that the Austria subsidiary will not be sold. T-Mobile Austria has been stagnating for years.

March 2, 2013

T-Mobile Continues Fight Against Orange Takeover

After the takeover of “Orange” by Hutchison Austria, the situation of telecommunication sector has changed significantly. T-Mobile´s management thinks that the takeover is unlawful.

February 19, 2013

Telekom Austria Has Gained Market Power

After the acquisition of the discount brand “Yesss!”, the market leader Telekom Austria could increase its lead. Nevertheless, the telecommunication group has to manage a lot of challenges this year.

January 15, 2013

Orange: Hundreds of Jobs Endangered

After the takeover of the Austrian telecommunication operator Orange by Hutchison, the management wants to take advantage of the synergies.

January 8, 2013 · Updated: January 8, 2013; 12:00

Hutchison Takes Over Orange

The Austrian subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based telecommunication group Hutchison Whampoa is now officially entitled to acquire its competitor Orange.

December 22, 2012

Austrian Competition Authority May Prevent Orange-Takeover

This week, the EU-Commission has approved the acquisition of the third-biggest telecommunication company by Hutchison Austria. Austria´s BWB (Federal Competition Authority) is seen as risk factor.

December 15, 2012

Orange Takeover Finally Approved

After more than ten months, the EU Commission approved the takeover of the third-largest Austrian telecommunication operator by the competitor Hutchison Austria.

December 12, 2012

Orange-Takeover: Commission to Announce Decision Next Week

EU Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said that the final decision will be published next week. The deal is likely to be approved.

December 8, 2012

Orange-Takeover: One Step Closer to the Goal

Telekom Austria is allowed to take over the discount operator Yesss!. Now, only the Commission has to approve the whole deal.

November 27, 2012

Hutchison Austria: Takeover Approved

The EU Commission allows the Hong Kong-based telecommunication group to take over its Austrian competitor “Orange”. The Austrian Federal Competition Authority is not convinced yet.

November 21, 2012

Merger Hutchison „3“ and Orange: EU Commission Extends Examination Phase

The Commission announced that the deadline for the deal will be postponed by three weeks.

October 22, 2012

Orange Austria Improves Profitability

The third-largest Austrian telecommunication operator records a decrease in revenues. Net income was up, however.

October 17, 2012

Hutchison Tries to Persuade EU Commission

The smallest Austrian telecommunication operator wants the EU Commission to approve the takeover of Orange.

October 8, 2012

Orange to Withdraw from Austria?

Insiders report that the third-largest telecommunication service supplier in Austria may leave. The merger with Hutchison is in a critical condition.

October 4, 2012

Merger Hutchison 3G-Orange: EU Still Sceptical

EU Commissioner Joaqin Almunia expresses his concerns on the merger. “The number of operators would go down to three from four in Austria.” He says.

October 2, 2012

Telekom Austria: Acquisition of „Yesss!“ Uncertain

In an interview with „börseexpress“, Telekom Austria´s CFO Hans Tschuden explains that the takeover of Orange´s discount brand “Yesss!” must be re-considered.

September 27, 2012

Hutchison 3G: No Further Concessions

The Austrian subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based telecommunication group is not ready to make further concessions to the EU-Commission. For the takeover target Orange, this may cause substantial problems.

September 25, 2012

Merger of Hutchison and Orange Still Uncertain

The takeover of Austrian telecommunication operator Orange by the Hong Kong based Hutchison faces legal problems.

September 21, 2012

EU Against Orange-Takeover

The Commission of the European Union does not allow Hutchison Austria to take over its competitor Orange for the time being.

September 13, 2012

Good Prospects for Orange-Takeover

The Austrian subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Hutchison will be allowed to acquire its competitor Orange, insiders say. The requirements are already fulfilled.

September 11, 2012

Hutchison „3“ Records Substantial Customer Growth

The smallest telecommunication operator in Austria is growing significantly. Revenues were up by 9% in the first six months of 2012.

August 2, 2012

Despite Approved Orange Takeover: Deal is Uncertain

Canning Fok, CEO of the Hong Kong-based telecommunication operator is surprised of the announcement oft he authorities to examine the deal between Orange, Hutchison and Telekom Austria thoroughly.

July 30, 2012

EU Commission Approves Orange Takeover

The Hong Kong-based telecommunication company Hutchison is allowed to acquire the third-largest player in Austria.

July 23, 2012

Hutchison: „Telecommunication Network Overburdened in Two Years“

Jan Trionow, CEO of Hutchison Austria, appeals on authorities to approve the takeover of the competitor Orange. The Austrian telecommunication network will face capacity problems soon.

July 21, 2012

Hutchison´s CEO: „Austria Benefits from Merger“

Hutchison Austria still holds on the acquisition of the third largest telecommunication service supplier Orange.

July 19, 2012

Orange Sale: EU Commission is Concerned too

After the Austrian Federal Competition Authority (BWB) expressed its concerns about the acquisition of Orange by Hutchison Austria, the EU Commission announces to deepen its examination.

June 29, 2012

Orange: Takeover Is Questionable

The takeover of the third-biggest telecommunication operator in Austria by the Hong Kong-based Hutchison may fail.

June 22, 2012

Orange Takeover to be Postponed

The Commission of the EU identified several shortcomings in the takeover of Orange by the Hong Kong based Hutchison.

June 15, 2012

Telekom Austria Files for „Yesss!“ Takeover

Telekom Austria Group files with the Austrian Federal Competition Authority the notification for the proposed acquisition of Yesss!

May 31, 2012

Orange Takeover: T-Mobile Claims Legal Restraints

According to the Austrian subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, the takeover of the third-largest Austrian telecommunication service provider would lead to a distortion of competitions.

May 8, 2012

Frequency Auction in Austria Postponed

Due to the delayed Orange deal, Austria´s telecommunication regulators postpone the decision on the wireless spectrum sale.

April 24, 2012

Orange´s CEO: „Takeover by Telekom Austria Is Essential“

According to Michael Krammer, CEO of the third-largest telecommunication service supplier in Austria, Orange is well-financed and healthy. The acquisition of the discount subsidiary by Telekom Austria is “crucial”.

March 31, 2012

Strong Rise in Sales at Hutchison

The Austrian subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based telecommunication service supplier recorded an increase of 30% in sales.

March 30, 2012

Orange Takeover Threatens to Fail

The takeover of Austria´s third-largest telecommunication service supplier Orange by the Hong Kong-based Hutchison Group may be postponed. Orange´s creditors are increasingly nervous.

March 22, 2012

Orange Takeover: Hutchison is Optimistic

The Hong Kong-based telecommunication company Hutchison 3 is sure that the takeover of Orange will be approved by the competition authorities. The competitor T-Mobile is not convinced at all.

March 9, 2012

Hutchinson-Orange Merger: T-Mobile Becomes Impatient

T-Mobile Austria, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom puts pressure on the Austrian Competition Authority. The merger must include a number of requirements.

February 25, 2012

Orange-Deal: Additional Contribution Threatens

France Télécom and Mid European Partners, the sellers of the Austrian mobile phone operator Orange, may need to pay an additional contribution.

February 22, 2012

„3“ Wants to Retain „Aggressive Competition“

The Hong Kong-based Hutchinson Whampoa Group, which operates the telecommunication service supplier “3” in Austria, took over the competitor “Orange”. However, “3” keeps its “aggressive” style.

February 4, 2012

Hutchinson Takes Over Orange

The Austrian subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based telecommunication group takes over Orange Austria, a member of France Télécom.

February 3, 2012 · Updated: February 3, 2012; 13:23

Telekom Austria Acquires Discount Brand “Yesss!”

Telekom Austria Group Agrees to Acquire Assets of Orange Austria for a maximum amount of € 390m.

February 3, 2012

Hutchinson Acquired Orange

The Chinese telecommunication operator takes over Frenche Orange. The acquisition price totals € 1.0bn.

January 14, 2012

T-Mobile and Hutchinson 3G Become Partners

The Austrian subsidiary of the German T-Mobile and the Chinese Hutchinson 3G closed an agreement over a long-term grid partnership.

January 5, 2012
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