Rumor Mill Run Amok

7:45 AM FT/DT speculation goes crazy

Michelle Donegan, Contributing Editor, Light Reading

September 8, 2010

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Rumor Mill Run Amok

7:45 AM -- Rumors are rife about Orange (NYSE: FTE) and Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) getting together in some way. (See Euronews: Sept. 7.)

Now, there is another bit of speculation to heap onto the pile: According to an industry source, the French and German giants are trying to set up a joint venture in Poland, like the one they forged in the UK. (See Eurosqueeze?, Orange, T-Mobile Do Everything Everywhere , and T-Mobile, Orange Join Forces in UK.)

But a France Telecom spokesman says that there are "no discussions for a further JV with Deutsche Telekom."

— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile

About the Author(s)

Michelle Donegan

Contributing Editor, Light Reading

Michelle Donegan is an independent technology writer who has covered the communications industry on both sides of the Pond for the past twenty years.

Her career began in Chicago in 1993 when Telephony magazine launched an international title, aptly named Global Telephony. Since then, she has upped sticks (as they say) to the UK and has written for various publications, including Communications Week International, Total Telecom, Light Reading, Telecom Titans and more.

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