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US court rules against DoJ: AT&T merger with Time Warner can go through

2018-06-13 08:58:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The DoJ expressed disappointment with the court decision and said it continues to believe that the pay-TV market will be less competitive and innovative as a result of the merger. The department will now consider what its next steps will be. AT&T was of course pleased and said it looks forward to closing the merger on or before 20 June.

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Dutch fixed telephony market decrease accelerates to 1.2% in Q1

2018-06-13 08:44:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Dutch fixed telephony revenues have dropped by 3.2 percent (EUR 8 million) during the first quarter of 2018 to EUR 239 million. Telecompaper expects the fixed telephony revenues to decrease by 7.1 percent during the full year, according to the new edition of the Dutch Fixed Telephony Market report. According to the market researcher, the revenues for fixed telephony will continue to decrease during the coming year. This means an expected average annual decrease of 7 percent for the period until 2022.

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Nearly 30,000 TIM workers to reduce hours under trade union deal

2018-06-12 16:13:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telecom Italia (TIM) has confirmed the details of its agreement with trade unions over plans to cut its 50,000-strong domestic workforce. A total of 4,500 workers will take early retirement over the next 3 years with the company committing to cover the pension payments of 1,000 of them until they reach retirement age. The agreement also envisages "defensive solidarity" measures for 29,736 workers, a state-sponsored scheme that requires employees to cut their working hours by the equivalent of 10 percent in exchange for reduced pay. The solidarity regime will start on 19 June 2018 for a period of 12 months, said TIM.

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T-Mobile NL to give extra data to customers who combine subscriptions

2018-06-12 14:37:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) T-Mobile Netherlands has added extra data for customers who combine mobile and fixed, or have multiple mobile subscriptions at one address. Customers who combine a Basic SIM subscription with a different plan will receive 500 MB of extra data per month. Customers who combine a Go subscription with a different plan will receive 2 GB of extra data per month.

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Telefonica launches O2 brand in Spain

2018-06-12 11:55:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telefonica has presented the commercial details of its new O2 brand, targeting Spain's low-cost segment and above all rival Masmovil with a simple mobile only and convergent (fibre plus mobile) offering. The mobile plan comes with 20GB of data plus unlimited national calls and SMS for EUR 20 a month while the convergent offer includes the same mobile service plus symmetric fibre broadband at 100Mbps and a landline with unlimited national calls for EUR 45 a month. Customers can also include up to three additional mobile lines with 10GB of data, unlimited calls and SMS for EUR 15 each. The O2 service will be activated in "beta mode" in the coming days ahead of a mass market launch "after the summer", said Telefonica.

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