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Telecommunications Industry

Vodafone Germany Hires Ex-Telekom Austria CEO Ametsreiter

Ex-Telekom Austria CEO Hannes Ametsreiter, who terminated his contract 4 days ago, will take up the position of CEO of Vodafone Germany as of October 1, 2015.

June 19, 2015

Telekom Austria CEO Hannes Ametsreiter Resigns per 31 July 2015

Telekom Austria announced that its CEO Hannes Ametsreiter has prematurely terminated his contract. Rumor has it, that majority shareholder America Movil influenced the decision.

June 15, 2015

Ederer Resigns as Supervisory Board Member of OIAG

Brigitte Ederer resigns as supervisory board member and leaves state holding company OIAG.

September 9, 2014

Buwog: The ATX of the Vienna Stock Exchange has a New Member

At today's meeting, the Index Committee has decided on changes in the composition of Austrian stock indices. All changes become effective as of 22 September 2014. In the Austrian leading index, ATX, Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG will be replaced by BUWOG AG.

September 2, 2014

Analysis: Telecom Liechtenstein AG

Telecom Liechtenstein AG ist eine Aktiengesellschaft liechtensteinischen Rechts mit Sitz in Vaduz. Die TLI war bisher zu 100 % im Eigentum des Fürstentums Liechtenstein. Nun hat A1 Telekom Austria (mit Mobilkom Liechtenstein) 24.9 Prozent der Anteile übernommen.

July 1, 2014

ÖIAG: Trade Unions Sue Management and Supervisory Board

Trade unions have allegedly sued the management and supervisory board of ÖIAG, in relation to the Telekom Austria shareholder syndicate agreement, daily WirtschaftsBlatt reports in its Thursday issue.

May 22, 2014

High Potential for Austrian Investments in Moldova

Austria is one of the most active countries in the CESEE region ranking first in foreign direct investments (FDI) in many countries.

May 22, 2014 · Updated: May 22, 2014; 13:05

Swiss Telecoms Services Provider TalkEasy to Enter the Austrian Market

TalkEasy aims to target the unhappy customers of Telekom Austria, which recently raised its tariffs substantially.

May 12, 2014

Telekom Austria: Considerable Losses in Croatia

Telekom Austria’s Croatian affiliate Vipnet saw a sharp decline in profits.

May 9, 2014

Bulgarian Mobile Affiliate of Telekom Austria Posts Loss in Profits

In the first quarter of 2014 revenues of Mobiltel, Bulgarian mobile operator and affiliate of Telekom Austria, dropped 6.4 percent year-on-year.

May 9, 2014

Slovenia: List of Debtors of NLB Published

The Slovenian bad bank BAMC (Bank Asset Management Company) has published the list of debtors of the country’s two largest banks, which are responsible for the disaster of the state-controlled banks.

April 23, 2014

Bulgaria: FDI Keeps Increasing

FDI (foreign direct investments) increased by € 1,229.4m in Bulgaria in 2013 while equity capital came at € 953.4m last year.

February 18, 2014

Czech Republic: New Government Confirmed

Seven weeks after the national elections, the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) have agreed to form a coalition with ANO and the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL).

December 11, 2013

Austria: Federation of Trade Unions Warns of Privatizations

The Austrian Federation of Trade Unions warns the Austrian state not to push through with further privatizations.

December 11, 2013

Analysis - Vienna Stock Exchange on a “Sustainable Upward Trend”

After five downhill years, the Vienna Stock Exchange is finally seeing something like a silver lining.

October 30, 2013 · Updated: November 5, 2013; 18:00

Telekom Austria: Massive Capital Increase Ahead

In order to implement its expansion strategy, the Austrian telecommunication group will carry out a capital increase next year. In total, the capital requirement comes at € 1.0bn.

October 25, 2013

Romania Plans Next Privatization

According to the Romanian government, Romtelecom may be partly privatized via the Bucharest Stock Exchange.

October 23, 2013

Telekom Austria: No Need for Capital Increase

Against all rumors, Telekom Austria is doing just fine. As reported by “Handelsblatt” insiders claim that a capital increase, which was speculated on, is currently not an issue.

October 18, 2013

Telekom Austria: No Expansion into Serbia

For Telekom Austria, the entry in Serbia fails for the second time. The Austrian telecommunication group will not submit an offer for Serbia Broadband (SBB).

October 10, 2013

Slovenia to Decide about Selling of Telekom Slovenije

The Slovenian government will decide upon the fate of Telekom Slovenije on Thursday, October 3.

October 1, 2013

Poland: Warsaw Stock Exchange to Introduce WIG30

The new index covers thirty enterprises instead of formerly twenty and reduced the dominance of the banking industry.

September 23, 2013

Keuschnigg: Losses of Hypo Compensated by Privatizations

Christian Keuschnigg, head of the IHS (Austrian Institute for Higher Studies) suggests to privatize OMV, Post and Telekom Austria to pay for Hypo Group.

September 20, 2013

Slovenia: Privatization Program to Boost FDI?

The government of the financially ailing country is forced to privatize a substantial part of the publicly held companies. Prime Minister Bratusek hopes foreign direct investments to increase.

September 20, 2013

Romania: West Region to Catch Up Economically

Romania's West Region aims to catch up with its more developed peers in the European Union.

September 9, 2013

Serbia: UK Enterprises Likely to Invest in Serbia

70 British companies are interested in investing in Serbia's economy.

September 6, 2013

Slovenia: Telekom Austria Hesitates

The Vienna-listed Telekom Austria Group has two major growth opportunities in Slovenia. Slovenian Telekom and Telemach are for sale.

September 3, 2013

Vienna among Top 10 of Internet Cities Worldwide

According to Mercer, Vienna is the town with the best quality of live. According to Co.Exist, Vienna is one of the leading Smart Cities worldwide. Now a survey by British enterprise UBM shows that Vienna is amongt the “Top 10 Internet Cities”.

August 28, 2013

Austria: Kapsch Wins Bid For 450 Mhz Frequency Band

Kapsch CarrierCom has acquired nine frequency blocks in the 450 MHz range. The invitation to tender had been announced by RTR GmbH last March.

August 21, 2013

Telekom Austria Has Still Growth Plans in Serbia

According to market rumors, the Vienna-listed telecommunication group is interested in taking over Serbia Broadband.

August 17, 2013

Romania: Another Major Privatization Ahead

Romania´s government intends to sell the publicly held share in the telecommunication group Romtelecom.

August 6, 2013

Slovenia Lures Russian Investors

Slovenia invites Russian investors to participate in privatization plans.

July 30, 2013

Slovenia: Privatisations to Attract Investors

15 companies set for privatisation in Slovenia.

July 1, 2013

Austria: Government Agrees on Stimulus Package

Startled by construction company Alpine’s insolvency, the Austrian government has agreed on the fiercly discussed stimulus package. An amount of € 800m is required additionally.

June 25, 2013

Slovenia Expects Economic Recovery As Soon As 2014

On Saturday, the Slovenian Finance Ministry expressed its confidence that the newly adopted action plan would help stabilize public finances and help gain economic recovery despite of Fitch’s downgrade.

June 24, 2013

Hungary: Taxes to Be Raised

Shortly before the parliamentary summer recess taxes were raised by the government of Viktor Orban.

June 18, 2013

Lopatka: "EU Enlargement is a Driver for Reforms and Rule Of Law"

State Secretary Lopatka on DARUM EUROPA information tour.

June 18, 2013

Greece: Public Broadcast Station Shut Down

Greece has pulled the plug for the public broadcast station ERT yesterday.

June 12, 2013

Ukraine: Epic to Sell Ukrtelekom

Viennese financial investor Epic plans to sell the Ukrainian telecom provider Ukrtelekom. Oligarch Akhmetov will take over 92.8 percent of Epic.

June 6, 2013

Slovenia: Commission’s Target to Be Achieved in September

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Gregor Virant announced that Slovenia will achieve the EU Commission’s aim for approving more budget cuts by the end of September to avoid international bailout.

June 6, 2013

Slovenia: NKBM Still In the Reds

Particularly high risk provision caused the bank a net loss of € 8.5m. Even for the whole of 2013, losses are expected.

May 31, 2013

Austria: Preliminary Results on Hypo Group Expected Next Week

Hypo Group’s task force, appointed by the government, will present the preliminary corner marks next week.

May 17, 2013

US Software Producer Oracle to Invest in Romania

US software producer Oracle will invest approximately € 100m in Romania

May 14, 2013

Serbia: Telekom Srbija to Be Privatized

According to reports by the media, the Serbian government wants to take another try to privatize Telekom Srbija.

April 23, 2013

Slovakia: CPI Remains Constant

In February, compared with January, consumer prices did not change in total. Increase in prices only in Education, Food and Health Industry.

March 14, 2013

Slovak Unemployment Rate on the Rise

In January, compared with January 2012, the employment decreased in five surveyed sectors.

March 14, 2013

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

Does the Hungarian Telecommunication Sector Face Nationalizations?

According to rumors, Hungary´s government plans to nationalize the Hungarian subsidiary of the telecommunication operator Vodafone.

March 2, 2013

T-Mobile: Profitability Deteriorates

The Austrian subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom suffers from declining turnover and EBITDA figures.

February 28, 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 Placed a € 600m Hybrid Bond

The Telekom Austria Group announces that, after a successful roadshow in Germany, Great Britain and the Netherlands, it has yesterday placed a hybrid bond with a volume of € 600m and a coupon of 5.625%.

January 25, 2013
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