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AT&T cuts wireless data charges for individual customers

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Saturday it is cutting wireless data charges for individual customers who have no annual service contract, as the No. 2 U.S. mobile operator attempts to better compete with rival T-Mobile US Inc. Customers having one smartphone with no annual service contract will now pay $65 per month instead of $80 for a plan that includes 2GB LTE wireless data, unlimited talk and text messaging, unlimited international messaging and 50 GB cloud storage. Customers with two smartphones will now pay $90.

Deutsche Telekom eyes further growth in 2014, 2015

German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom said Thursday it met its 2013 targets and is counting on business in the United States to boost overall sales this year and next year. "We reached our financial targets for 2013 and building on our successes last year, we plan to invest further in growth," Deutsche Telekom said in a statement. On the bottom line, net profit amounted to 930 million euros ($1.3 billion) compared with a net loss of 5.353 billion euros a year earlier.

Deutsche Telekom eyes further growth in 2014, 2015

German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom said Thursday it met its 2013 targets and is counting on business in the United States to boost overall sales this year and next year. "We reached our financial targets for 2013 and building on our successes last year, we plan to invest further in growth," Deutsche Telekom said in a statement. On the bottom line, net profit amounted to 930 million euros ($1.3 billion) compared with a net loss of 5.353 billion euros a year earlier.

Deutsche Telekom CEO says T-Mobile US valued at $46 billion

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom's Chief Executive Tim Hoettges said on Thursday T-Mobile US is currently valued at $46 billion after shares have gained on the back of the company's turnaround. T-Mobile US added 2 million new branded postpaid customers last year after losing subscribers for four years. Deutsche Telekom holds a 67 percent stake in T-Mobile US. (Reporting by Harro ten Wolde; Editing by Jonathan Gould)

SoftBank CEO to discuss US mobile industry after regulatory rebuff

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Corp CEO Masayoshi Son will present his views on the U.S. mobile industry in Washington D.C. next week, the Japanese mobile operator said, after U.S. regulators expressed skepticism towards a potential SoftBank bid for T-Mobile US Inc. Son's presentation to lawmakers, educators and business leaders is his first public speech to a U.S. audience since SoftBank's $21.6 billion acquisition of No.3 U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp last year.

SoftBank CEO to discuss US mobile industry after regulatory rebuff

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Corp CEO Masayoshi Son will present his views on the U.S. mobile industry in Washington D.C. next week, the Japanese mobile operator said, after U.S. regulators expressed skepticism towards a potential SoftBank bid for T-Mobile US Inc. Son's presentation to lawmakers, educators and business leaders is his first public speech to a U.S. audience since SoftBank's $21.6 billion acquisition of No.3 U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp last year.

Deutsche Telekom buys last 39% in Czech unit

German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom said on Monday it will acquire the 39 percent it does not already own in its Czech subsidiary for 800 million euros ($1.1 billion). "Deutsche Telekom is acquiring the remaining 39.23-percent stake of T-Mobile Czech Republic for a purchase price of 0.8 billion euros," the group said in a statement. The shares are currently owned by a consortium of investors led by funds managed or advised by private equity group Mid Europa Partners.

Deutsche Telekom acquires remaining shares in Czech mobile provider in $1.1 billion deal

BERLIN - Germany's Deutsche Telekom says it is acquiring all remaining shares of T-Mobile Czech Republic in an €800 million euro ($1.1 billion) deal. Telekom said Monday that it was purchasing the 39.23 per cent stake in the company from a consortium of investors led by funds managed or advised by private equity group Mid Europa Partners. Telekom says the acquisition of the remaining shares is a "natural step" to full ownership of what was already a fully consolidated and controlled subsidiary.

Deutsche Telekom buys remainder of T-Mobile Czech unit: source

BERLIN (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom has bought the remaining parts of its T-Mobile Czech Republic division for about 800 million euros ($1.09 billion) to take full control of the unit, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday. Deutsche Telekom is acquiring the 40-percent stake in T-Mobile Czech Republic from investors Mid Europa Partners (MEP) and Al Ain, the source said on condition that he not be identified because the matter is confidential, confirming a report in Germany's Manager Magazin Online.

Vodafone sees signs of recovery after another torrid quarter

By Kate Holton and Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Vodafone said it was finally seeing early signs of a turnaround due to a growing number of customers and the take-up of more expensive 4G services, following yet another torrid quarter hit by fierce competition in Europe. The world's second-largest mobile operator has reported record falls in underlying revenue in the last 18 months, due also to regulator-imposed price cuts and European consumers reducing the number of calls they made during the recession.
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