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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone cuts German jobs; VimpelCom shares slump; Samsung's standalone stores plan.

Euronews: Prism a Wake-up Call, Says DT

Paul Rainford
1/29/2014
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone cuts German jobs; VimpelCom shares slump; Samsung's standalone stores plan.

  • Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) is looking to accentuate the positive in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations. In a new report, "Data Privacy and Data Security," the operator, which has been mooting the idea of Germany-only email systems and a Schengen Area Internet, describes the Snowden revelations as "a wake-up call, a thunderbolt, an earthquake," and calls the scandal a "starting point for a positive development." (See Prism in a Big Data World.)

  • You can't keep Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD) out of Euronews this week. Today's helping sees the mobile giant announcing up to 600 redundancies in Germany, reports Reuters, as competition there really begins to bite. On a more positive note, the operator has landed a five-year unified communications deal with the UK's Premier Foods, manufacturer of all-conquering and E-number-enriched brands such as Bisto and Mr Kipling.

  • It's proving a chilly winter for Russia's VimpelCom Ltd. (NYSE: VIP), which has seen its shares drop 13% to $10.14, reports Bloomberg, following disappointing third-quarter revenues and earnings. The operator is still saddled with $27.6 billion of gross debt following a series of acquisitions.

  • Samsung Corp. has done a deal with the British mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse Group plc (London: CPW) (company motto: "We don't sell carphones, and we don't operate out of warehouses") under the terms of which the retailer will run more than 60 standalone Samsung stores across Europe, reports Retail Week.

  • Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) is renewing its broadcast services deal with France 24 for another five years. The contract includes round-the-clock operations management and the integration of new kit, not least HD systems, for five studios to improve the broadcaster's quality of service.

  • Orange (NYSE: FTE) has launched an online service that allows people to remotely top up the credit of someone else's phone in more than 100 countries. The service, Orange Top-Up, is aimed at migrant communities or those who are looking for an easy way to send mobile credit to their faraway and impecunious loved ones. See this press release for more details.

    Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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    DOShea
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    DOShea,
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    1/30/2014 | 10:47:15 PM
    In-country Internet
    Have any other countries or telcos pursued the idea of having a controlled in-country or local area Internet? Sounds crazy enough to work.
    mendyk
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    mendyk,
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    1/29/2014 | 10:07:28 AM
    Re: Jeez - 51 pages
    51 pages? Sounds like one of OUR reports. One of the shorter ones, that is...
    PaulERainford
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    PaulERainford,
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    1/29/2014 | 9:22:35 AM
    Re: Jeez - 51 pages
    Luckily, the bit I was interested in was on page 1.
    pdonegan67
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    pdonegan67,
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    1/29/2014 | 8:38:28 AM
    Jeez - 51 pages
    Jeez, this new Deutsche Telekom report on "Data Privacy & Data Security" is 51 pages long. You s'pose they're taking it seriously ?
    pdonegan67
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    pdonegan67,
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    1/29/2014 | 8:22:42 AM
    First Vodafone, then BT, Now DT
    A bit like a No 10 bus, you wait ages for a telco statement on whether they are reviewing how they cooperate with governments on wire-tapping post Snowden and then you get three come along at once.

    In Europe, Vodafone went first the week before last, then came BT. Now Deutsche Telekom. "A wake-up call, a thunderbolt, an earthquake," and "starting point for a positive development" indeed.

    Unlike its British telco counterparts, reassuring foreign governments that it isn't too cosy with the NSA is unlikely to feature among Deutsche Telekom's motivations for publishing this report. Not after the NSA bugged Chancellor Merkel anyway.

     
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