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A new bill passed by the senate is heading to President Trump's desk. If signed it would provide one billion dollars to nearly 40 rural carriers replacing equipment made by Huawei. Yahoo Finance’s Dan Howley joins the On The Move panel to discuss the new bill and what it means for telecom companies.
Deutsche Telekom is in celebratory mood. And not just because it's marking its 25th anniversary as a listed company. The German giant also has its eyes on top spot in the U.S. mobile market. That after a New York judge threw out efforts to block a takeover of network operator Sprint. When completed, that will create a business with 270 million customers and 120 billion dollars in revenue. Chief executive Tim Hoettges says it's well placed to overtake Verizon and AT&T in the U.S. market. He also brushed off suggestions its 5G plans were struggling: (SOUNDBITE) (German) DEUTSCHE TELEKOM CEO TIMOTHEUS HOETTGES, SAYING: "We have 450 antennas in operation, we have supplied eight cities and are fully on track regarding our 5G strategy, so I can't understand the rumours circulating about a conflict. We are well on our way to maintaining our market leadership." Deutsche Telekom forecast core earnings for this year of about 25.5 billion euros - or about 27.5 billion dollars. Though that's below analyst forecasts, investors seem more focused on the Sprint deal, now expected to close by April 1. Deutsche Telekom shares rose over 4% on Wednesday.
New York, April 03, 2020 -- Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") has upgraded three classes of notes sponsored by Sprint Corporation (Sprint). The Series 2016-1 Class A-1 notes and Series 2018-1 Class A-1 and Class A-2 notes were issued under the same master trust and are backed by a single 30-year lease to Sprint Communications, Inc. (SCI) for a portfolio of wireless spectrum licenses and are further enhanced by guarantees from T-Mobile US, Inc. (T-Mobile US), T-Mobile USA, Inc. (T-Mobile, Ba2 stable), Sprint and certain operating subsidiaries.
(Bloomberg) -- After closing an industry-altering U.S. wireless deal, Deutsche Telekom AG’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Hoettges now wants to change telecommunication markets closer to home. Europe’s phone industry needs mergers if it wants to build the kind of superior infrastructure needed to compete with bigger rivals in Asia and the U.S., Hoettges said Wednesday. He indicated he’s willing to get the German carrier involved in M&A to achieve that goal. “Europe is too fragmented,” Hoettges said in a phone interview. “Wherever I see a deal or an opportunity for European market consolidation that’s convincing, then I would always look at that with the partners.”Deutsche Telekom’s U.S. unit T-Mobile US Inc. on Wednesday completed its $26.5 billion acquisition of Sprint Corp. after a years-long saga that included a standoff with antitrust officials and a court battle with U.S. states. Hoettges pushed for the combination for years to give the company a stronger vehicle to expand in the profitable U.S. market. T-Mobile’s importance for Deutsche Telekom has grown steadily and it now accounts for about half of sales, up from around a third in 2014.“Our goal is to become the number-one in the U.S. market,” Hoettges said.T-Mobile and Sprint scrapped a previous plan to merge in 2014 after meeting resistance in Washington. Their second attempt failed in late 2017 when Hoettges and Masayoshi Son, the chairman of Sprint’s parent company SoftBank Group Corp., couldn’t agree on how to structure control of the combined entity, people familiar with the matter said at the time.Hoettges brought the merger back from the dead a few months later. On Jan. 1, 2018, he took out his phone and tapped out an SMS to Son, wishing him a happy New Year and expressing regret that the merger hadn’t happened. It reignited a conversation that culminated in Wednesday’s deal.It frees Hoettges to focus on markets in Europe, where more than 100 wireless carriers vie for airwaves and customers. Outside Deutsche Telekom’s business in Germany, where it competes with Vodafone Group Plc and Telefonica SA, Deutsche Telekom has units in countries from Poland to the Netherlands and Romania.“Of course I was very much focused on America,” Hoettges said. “But I will work with verve on changing the regulatory and antitrust-law framework” in Europe to help bring about the consolidation the region needs, he said.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) has assigned Baa3 ratings to T-Mobile USA, Inc.'s (T-Mobile) new senior secured credit facilities (Secured Credit Facilities), comprised of a $4 billion five-year senior secured revolving credit facility (undrawn) and $4 billion seven-year senior secured term loan, and proposed senior secured notes (Secured Notes) of various maturities in USD and/or Eurodollar denominations. Moody's has affirmed T-Mobile's Ba2 corporate family rating (CFR) and Ba2-PD probability of default rating (PDR) and downgraded its senior unsecured rating to Ba3 from Ba2, concluding a review for downgrade on these notes that was initiated on April 29, 2018.
Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and five other telecoms providers have agreed to share mobile phone location data with the European Commission to track the spread of the coronavirus, lobbying group GSMA said on Wednesday. The companies, including Telefonica, Telecom Italia , Telenor, Telia and A1 Telekom Austria met with EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Monday. The Commission will use anonymised data to protect privacy and aggregate mobile phone location data to coordinate measures tracking the spread of the virus, an EU official said.
(Bloomberg) -- The organizer of the world’s biggest mobile technology conference, MWC 2020 in Barcelona, will offer refunds or discounts to future gatherings to the tens of thousands of attendees and companies that had paid to attend February’s canceled event.MWC was an early major casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, and it had never been scrapped in its 33-year history. By removing it from the calendar, telecom heavyweights lost a significant opportunity to generate marketing buzz around their latest wares. The industry’s biggest players often spend tens of millions of dollars to exhibit at the show, and smaller ones pay in the hundreds of thousands.On Wednesday the GSMA, the trade body for the mobile technology industry, said in a statement it will offer full refunds to all attendees for the cost of their tickets, which cost 799 euros ($865) for a basic admissions pass. For large exhibitors, the GSMA wants to incentivize discounts on attending the show in future years as an alternative to claiming large refunds.Mats Granryd, the director general of the GSMA, said in an interview with Bloomberg at the time MWC was canceled that the trade body was “looking for solidarity” and everybody bearing their own costs.It looks like that may be happening, to some extent. Some large operators have already expressed to the GSMA their intention to participate in MWC next year, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. These include Orange SA, Telefonica SA, Vodafone Group Plc and NTT Docomo.Larger companies will get the option of receiving a credit worth 125% of what they paid to exhibit at this year’s show, which will be applied as a 65% discount on the cost of attending next year, plus 35% and 25% discounts on the two subsequent years respectively.Alternatively, they can claim refunds equivalent to 50% of their spend for MWC 2020, up to a maximum of 150,000 pounds ($178,000).For smaller exhibitors -- those who spent up to 5,000 pounds -- a full refund will be offered. However, these firms can also opt to waive a refund and instead be granted a 125% credit and three years of discounts.Companies that had canceled their attendance prior to the GSMA calling of the show will be offered credits and discounts, but not cash refunds.The GSMA’s board is made up of executives from a number of the world’s biggest operators, including Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom AG, who agreed to the initial cancellation. The GSMA isn’t expecting its operator members to seek refunds.About 80% of the GSMA’s annual budget is derived from the money it generates from MWC Barcelona, according to two people familiar with the group’s budget.But internally, executives don’t consider the cancellation of MWC 2020 and Wednesday’s offer of refunds to be an existential threat, according to an executive with direct knowledge of board-level conversations who didn’t want to be named discussing private matters.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Some viewers in Britain complained they were struggling to sign up for Disney+ as the video streaming service launched on Tuesday in Europe, where networks have come under huge strain due to the coronavirus pandemic. Disney+ launched in Britain, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland with reduced picture quality to ease data volumes flowing through networks. It tempted subscribers with 500 films, 350 serials and 25 original productions including Star Wars spin-off 'The Mandalorian' and Mouse House cartoon classics including the 1955 original of 'Lady and the Tramp'.
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Alphabet Inc's YouTube said on Friday it will reduce its streaming quality in the European Union to avert internet gridlock as thousands of Europeans, constrained by the coronavirus outbreak, switch to working from home. YouTube is the second company after Netflix to act after EU industry chief Thierry Breton urged streaming platforms to cut the quality of their videos to prevent internet overload. The move came after Breton spoke to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.
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Deutsche Telekom said on Thursday that its networks were stable and secure, and were coping with increased fixed-line data traffic and a greater number of phone calls due to the coronavirus pandemic. "These are not critical for the network," Deutsche Telekom said in a statement early on Thursday. "So that it stays that way, Deutsche Telekom is constantly monitoring the situation in order to stay a step ahead of developments."
MILAN/BERLIN, March 18 (Reuters) - Mobile carriers are sharing data with the health authorities in Italy, Germany and Austria, helping to fight coronavirus by monitoring whether people are complying with curbs on movement while at the same time respecting Europe's privacy laws. The data, which are anonymous and aggregated, make it possible to map concentrations and movements of customers in 'hot zones' where COVID-19 has taken hold.
LONDON/BERLIN, March 17 (Reuters) - Some European telecoms operators reported connectivity problems on Tuesday as millions of people logged on for work at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, driving up data traffic by as much as 30% and testing networks. Governments from Spain to Austria have imposed strict lockdowns to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. At the same time, more calls are being placed over mobile networks rather than data-driven chat services like WhatsApp, as people check in with elderly relatives who are most at risk from coronavirus but less likely to use messaging apps.
Germany on Friday promised half a trillion euros in guarantees for business - and more if needed - in a four-point plan to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic, winning a thumbs up from economists. "We have the financial strength to overcome this crisis," said Finance Minister Olaf Scholz. Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said he hoped the coronavirus outbreak would only cause a blip in growth rather than the crisis of the decade.
SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, under pressure from hedge fund Elliott Management to rein in his mercurial investment style, turned on the charm in a meeting with U.S. investors on Monday, but offered few concrete concessions. Son, who built SoftBank into a technology investment powerhouse, is now having to defend his track record after several of its expensive bets on startups, including office space-sharing firm WeWork, soured. Elliott, which oversees $40 billion in assets, has held discussions with SoftBank's management and is calling on the company to buy back some $20 billion of its stock, improve its governance by increasing the independence and diversity of its board and improving transparency, sources said last month.
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(Bloomberg) -- T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. agreed to new terms for their pending merger that take account of the slide in Sprint shares since the transaction was first agreed, putting the industry-altering deal a step closer to completion.T-Mobile owners will get roughly 11 shares of Sprint for each of their stock, the companies said Thursday. That’s an increase from a ratio of 9.75 previously and is more favorable for T-Mobile’s German owner Deutsche Telekom AG.The equity value of the amended deal is about $37 billion compared with the original agreement of $26.5 billion, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Erhan Gurses. The higher valuation partly reflects the 62% gain in T-Mobile shares since the all-stock transaction was announced almost two years ago, despite the deterioration in Sprint’s business.Getting one of the biggest U.S. wireless mergers ever over the finish line would be a boon for Deutsche Telekom as it will reduce its reliance on Europe, where carriers are struggling to grow amid fierce competition. T-Mobile makes up more than half of Deutsche Telekom’s sales, up from about a third in 2014. A completed deal will also benefit Sprint owner SoftBank Group Corp. by allowing its chairman, Masayoshi Son, to better focus on his technology investments and the $100 billion Vision Fund.The combined company, which will operate under the T-Mobile name, will have a regular monthly subscriber base of about 80 million -- in the same league as AT&T Inc., which has 75 million subscribers, and Verizon Communications Inc., which has 114 million.When the transaction closes, which could happen as soon as April 1, Deutsche Telekom is expected to keep 43% of the merged entity, while SoftBank has 24%. The rest will be held by public shareholders.Deutsche Telekom shares fell 1.3% to trade at 16.41 euros in Frankfurt. Sprint shares were up 5% to $9.96 at 11:01 a.m. in New York, while T-Mobile was down 1.8% to $97.73.The original accord, which united the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers, was forged in April 2018. That pact lapsed on Nov. 1, and the companies didn’t initially renew the terms while they fought for government approval. When a federal judge rejected a state lawsuit to block the transaction earlier this month, that put the talks on the front burner.Along the way, Sprint’s condition has worsened. That added pressure to redraw the agreement so that it was more favorable to Deutsche Telekom.SoftBank agreed to surrender 48.8 million T-Mobile shares that it will acquire in the merger to the combined company immediately after the transaction closes. But those shares could be reissued to SoftBank by 2025 if the new company’s stock stays above $150 for a period of time.That arrangement -- having SoftBank relinquish the stock after the deal closes -- was structured so that the deal wouldn’t have to go before another shareholder vote.Sprint investors other than SoftBank will still get the original ratio of 0.10256 T-Mobile shares for each Sprint share -- the equivalent of about 9.75 Sprint shares for each T-Mobile share.Sprint’s monthly churn -- a closely watched measure of how many customers leave -- has risen to nearly 2%. That means roughly a quarter of its subscriber base is quitting the carrier each year. And the company isn’t making up for the decline by charging more: Average revenue per customer has fallen 5% since the deal was announced.Analysts such as LightShed Partners’ Walt Piecyk said the merger’s exchange ratio should be closer to 12, given Sprint’s deteriorated business.(Updates with valuation detail in third paragraph, updates share prices.)To contact the reporters on this story: Scott Moritz in New York at firstname.lastname@example.org;Stefan Nicola in Berlin at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Nick Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jennifer RyanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Alphabet and SoftBank's attempts to launch flying cellphone antennas high into the atmosphere have received backing from global telcos, energising lobbying efforts aimed at driving regulatory approval for the emerging technology. Loon, which was spun out of Google parent Alphabet Inc's business incubator, and HAPSMobile, a unit of SoftBank Group Corp's domestic telco, plan to deliver high speed internet to remote areas by flying network equipment at high altitudes.
Under the revised deal, SoftBank will hold about 24% of the combined entity, down from 27% under the earlier terms. T-Mobile's parent Deutsche Telekom will hold about 43% of the combined entity, up from the 42% that the German group would have held. Shares of Sprint were up 5% to $9.95, while T-Mobile fell 1.5% to $98 in trading after the bell.