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Telecommunications Industry

Boris Nemsic Joins Delta Partners

The former CEO of Telekom Austria was appointed executive partner of Delta Partners' investment business.

July 6, 2011

Telekom Austria Refrains from an Acquisition of Telekom Srbija

For the time being, the Austrian telecommunications group has no intention to pursue a deal with the Serbian government after negotiations had failed in May.

June 16, 2011

Telekom Austria Acquires B.net Hrvatska

The telecommunications group purchases Croatia’s largest cable operator from Bewag, an Austrian regional electricity supplier.

June 8, 2011

Telekom Austria Bidding for Kosovo Telecom

The Austrian telecommunications group and a Croatian competitor have been shortlisted in the privatization process of Kosovo’s most profitable company.

June 7, 2011

France Telecom Evaluating Its Activities in Austria

The future of Orange Austria could be decided before October. The cooperation in networks might have been the first step towards a merger with T-Mobile Austria.

May 25, 2011

EPIC Completes the Acquisition of UkrTelekom

The Austrian financial investor purchases 92.79% of the Ukrainian telecommunications company for € 921m.

May 16, 2011

Surprisingly High Losses for Telekom Austria

After profits of € 91.2m in the first quarter of 2010, Telekom Austria suffered losses of € 79.2m in Q1/2011. This is mainly due to a social restructuring plan.

May 11, 2011

Telekom Austria: Serbian Deal Failed

The new offer by Telekom Austria is rejected in Serbia: the sale has failed.

May 7, 2011

New Bid for Telekom Srbija

The Telekom Austria Group Submits a Revised Conditional Bid of up to € 1.1 Bn for the Acquisition of a 51% Stake in Telekom Srbija

May 4, 2011

It is Official: T-Mobile and Orange Launch Network Cooperation

The German and French telecom companies expect to save € 60m. The network coverage is to increase by 10%.

April 22, 2011

Cooperation between T-Mobile and Orange

A joint radio network is established by the German and the French telecommunications groups in Austria.

April 16, 2011

Decline in Sales for Salzburg AG

The Salzburg AG for energy, transport and telecommunications could hold its profits stable despite falling sales.

April 13, 2011

Red Bull Mobile now also in Belgium

The Austrian beverage company strives to develop a new business area within the telecom sector. After Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and South Africa, Belgium is to be established as its fifth market.

April 7, 2011

Serbia: Intense Resistance to Possible Sale to Telekom Austria

Tempers run high In the sale process of selling the majority government owned Telekom Srbija. The union puts pressure on the Serbian government.

April 6, 2011

Turkcell Intends to Get Into Austria

The Turkish mobile operator strives for an entry into the Austrian market.

April 1, 2011

Telekom Srbija: Improvement required of Telekom Austria

Telekom Austria, as the only bidder is required by the Serbian government to improve its bid significantly in the currently stopped selling process.

March 30, 2011

Sale Process of Telekom Srbija to be Cancelled

According to Serbian newspapers, the sale of the Serbian telecommunication company to Telekom Austria has failed.

March 28, 2011

Serbia: Bid of Telekom Austria is "Insulting"

Only Telekom Austria remained in the takeover offer for the majority stake of Telekom Srbija. The offer causes resistance in Serbia.

March 23, 2011

Telekom Austria Submitted Bid for Telekom Srbjia

Telekom Austria Group Submits a Conditional € 800-950m Bid for a 51% Stake in Telekom Srbija.

March 22, 2011

EPIC: Acquisition of Ukrainian Telekom is arranged

The purchase of the Ukrainian Telekom company by the Viennese financial investor EPIC has been completed. The purchase price is € 946m.

March 12, 2011

Orange: Customer Growth and More Profits

The French telecommunications company in Austria managed to increase its profits in Austria despite falling sales.

March 11, 2011

Telekom Srbija: Duel between Deutsche Telekom and Telekom Austria

In the selling process of the Serbian Telekom, the German and the Austrian telecom companies are seen as favourites.

March 7, 2011

High mobile phone use by Austrian SMEs

In three out of four SMEs every employee has a cell phone, and half the SMEs can imagine communicating exclusively via mobile telephony.

February 19, 2011

Epic Acquires 93% of Ukrtelecom

The Austrian investment company Epic has reached an agreement to acquire 93% of the Ukrainian company for € 1.0bn

February 15, 2011

Telekom Austria Stands Before a Purchase in Croatia

The Burgenland energy operator Bewag might divest itself in future from its Croatian telecommunications subsidiary.

February 12, 2011

Kapsch Wins Order in Serbia

The Austrian Kapsch CarrierCom wins another order from Southeastern Europe with DataXtender.

February 9, 2011

Below Average Privatization in Austria, according to ECEG

Regarding privatizations, Austria is still far behind, according to the European Coalition for Economic Growth (ECEG).

February 4, 2011

Billions in Investments are Necessary in the Telecommunications Industry

Investments for three to four billion euro are required by the Austrian network technology according to Karim Taga (AD Little).

January 29, 2011

Telekom Austria Announces Closing of Spectrum Net Takeover

The acquisition of the second Bulgarian fixed network provider will be completed within the next weeks.

January 28, 2011

Telekom Austria: New Acquisitions in Croatia?

The signs of Telekom Austria’s efforts to expand in Croatia are getting more evident. The group is being discrete however.

January 12, 2011

Customer Growth for A1 Telekom Austria

With integrated offers, Telekom Austria managed to win back part of its market share. In particular, the mobile phone division is flourishing.

January 4, 2011

Telekom Srbija: Minimum Price € 1.4bn

The Serbian Ministry of Economy announced today the minimum price for the majority stake in Telekom Srjbija. Telekom Austria is an interested party.

December 23, 2010

Potential of Austria's Creative Industries

Mitterlehner and Leitl: the Austrian creative industry accounts for 60,000 cross-industry jobs and acts as an export driver.

December 20, 2010

Higher Dividends at Telekom Austria

Telekom Austria Group Updates its Cash Use Policy and Provides Financial Outlook at its Capital Market Day.

December 20, 2010

It is Official: Telekom Austria Bids in Serbia

What has only been suspected until now, is official: Telekom Austria bids against well-known competitors for the privatized part of Telekom Srbija.

December 10, 2010

Siemens Opens Multimedia Center in Vienna

Vienna gets new headquarters. Siemens inaugurates a "World Competence Center" for multimedia with its own research areas.

November 25, 2010

Economic Espionage: Damages for 880 Million Euro in Austria

Every year, Austrian companies lose 880 million euro to economic and industrial espionage.

November 18, 2010

Siemens Austria Participates in Construction of Zagreb’s Main Train Station

The consortium Siemens AG Österreich and Elektrokem d.o.o from Zagreb has been awarded the contract for the delivery of a modern electronic switch system

November 18, 2010

Mobile Telephony: Growth and Continous Upward Trend

The use of mobile phones and telecommunications industry services continues to increase strongly in Austria.

November 12, 2010

Telekom Srbija: Sale is Resisted

The partially for sale Telekom Srbija which Telekom Austria is said to be interested in, raises passions in Serbia. Opposition to the sale is taking shape.

November 11, 2010

Results of Telekom Austria Group for the First Nine Months

Group revenues declined by 3.9% to € 3,480.1m, operating income increased dramatically.

November 10, 2010

Telekom Austria: Good Results Expected for 2010

The CEO of Telekom Austria, Hannes Ametsreiter sees the current financial year as "stable and good".

October 22, 2010

Serbian Telekom: Entry of Telekom Austria?

The Serbian government expects to reach a price of 1.4 billion euro for its 51% share of Telekom. Participation of Telekom Austria is expected.

October 19, 2010

Emporia Telecom intends to enter new markets

The innovative Linz based company Emporia Telecom, a global leader in mobile phones designed for the older generation, is growing and wants to conquer new markets.

October 1, 2010