TAG Press http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/press.rss RSS Feed für Newschannel TAG Press en First Capital Increase in the Company’s History Boosts Investments and Secures Solid Financial Basis http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-11-27-first-capital-increase-in-the-companys-history-boosts-investments-and-secures-solid <ul> <li>First trading day for the new shares on the Vienna Stock Exchange</li> <li>Additional investments of up to EUR 400 million are planned for the broadband rollout in Austria</li> <li>The capital increase will reinforce the company&#39;s capital structure and provide enhanced flexibility for M&amp;A transactions</li> <li>The weighting of the Telekom Austria share on the ATX has increased to 2.87%</li> </ul> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:05:54 +0100 A1 and Si.mobil to Start Next Stage of LTE Network Rollout with Carrier Aggregation http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-11-25-a1-and-si-mobil-to-start-next-stage-of-lte-network-rollout-with-carrier-aggregation <ul> <li>Telekom Austria Group&#39;s subsidiaries to start rolling out Speed-LTE</li> <li>Carrier Aggregation based on existing LTE networks</li> <li>Infrastructure is a major differentiator for Telekom Austria Group</li> <li>Duplication in available bandwidths increases user data rates for customers</li> </ul> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:40:50 +0100 Telekom Austria Group announces supplement to capital increase prospectus http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-11-19-telekom-austria-group-announces-supplement-to-capital-increase-prospectus NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR JAPAN. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:55:25 +0100 Telekom Austria Group to play a decisive role in defining future 5G standard, after joining the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-11-17-telekom-austria-group-to-play-a-decisive-role-in-defining-future-5g-standard-after <ul> <li>As of 2020, all 5G system solutions will be made available and will gradually go live</li> <li>NGMN Alliance is a forum that sets trends for future mobile communications</li> <li>5G to be innovation driver for new applications and business models</li> <li>Telekom Austria Group&#39;s best network quality repeatedly confirmed at the international level</li> </ul> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:28:40 +0100 Telekom Austria Group announces capital increase of up to EUR 1 billion http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-11-7-telekom-austria-group-announces-capital-increase-of-up-to-eur-1-billion NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, [CANADA, SWITZERLAND] OR JAPAN. <ul> <li>Offer of up to 221.5 million shares at a price of EUR 4.57 to existing shareholders and new investors</li> <li>Subscription period will commence on 10 November 2014 and end on 24 November 2014</li> <li>Trading on the Vienna Stock Exchange is expected to commence on 27 November 2014</li> <li>Am&eacute;rica M&oacute;vil and &Ouml;IAG committed to participate in the Offering in order remain core shareholders</li> <li>Net proceeds will be used to strengthen capital structure, accelerate infrastructure investments with focus on Austrian market as well as Mergers and Acquisitions</li> </ul> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:31:38 +0100 Telekom Austria Group Reports Group-Wide EBITDA Growth in Q3 2014 – Plus 14.2% in Austria http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-10-23-telekom-austria-group-reports-group-wide-ebitda-growth-in-q3-2014-plus-14-2-in-austria <ul> <li>Group-wide growth in EBITDA comparable of almost 1% and in Austria, increase by 14.2% due to massive cost savings</li> <li>Group EBITDA margin comparable improves to 34.6%; in the Austrian market, EBITDA margin increases to 33.0%</li> <li>Regulatory effects totaling EUR 110.6 million account for 80% of the decline in revenues</li> <li>Growth in data business drives strong performance in Belarus; Slovenia and the Republic of Serbia remain on growth path</li> <li>Difficult developments in Bulgaria, Croatia and the Republic of Macedonia affected by macroeconomic effects, fierce competition and regulation</li> <li>Outlook for the full-year 2014 remains unchanged</li> <li>Capital increase expected by year-end depending on market conditions</li> </ul> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0200 Telekom Austria Group agrees to merge its Macedonian subsidiary Vip Operator with One http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-10-22-telekom-austria-group-agrees-to-merge-its-macedonian-subsidiary-vip-operator-with-one.1 <ul> <li>Due diligence expected by mid-November and further information to follow then</li> <li>Macedonia one out of five convergent markets since acquisition of blizoo</li> </ul> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:59:59 +0200 First Ultra-Broadband Customer in the World with G.fast http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-10-15-first-ultra-broadband-customer-in-the-world-with-g-fast <ul> <li>Together with its technology partner Alcatel-Lucent, Telekom Austria Group&#39;s domestic subsidiary A1 has successfully demonstrated data rates up to several 100 Mbit/s per household via existing copper lines with G.fast</li> <li>G.fast is a new copper-line based transmission technology that enables a considerably faster roll-out of ultra-broadband services and supports fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) solutions with no need for costly rewiring at the customer premises</li> <li>Announced with a long-term vision for fiber to reach the individual living space</li> </ul> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:23:48 +0200 Telekom Austria Group Receives International M&A Award http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-10-2-telekom-austria-group-receives-international-m-a-award <ul> <li>The prize was awarded by the trade magazine &#39;Acquisition International&#39; for the Group&#39;s acquisition of blizoo in the Republic of Macedonia</li> <li>The Jury unanimously agreed to give the much-coveted "Deal of the Month Award" to the Telekom Austria Group for its professional settlement of the transaction</li> </ul> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:31:46 +0200 Vip mobile first Operator in the Group to report successful Network Function Virtualization (NFV) IMS Trial on Open Source SW Solution http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-9-25-vip-mobile-first-operator-in-the-group-to-report-successful-network-function Today, Vip mobile announced that it is among the first European Telecom operators to have successfully trialed a Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Vip mobile demonstrated NFV technology on Metaswitch&#39;s Open Source IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Solution, "Clearwater", presenting live residential and business services. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:09:13 +0200 Home, Tube or Office? It&#39;s the Moment that Decides Which Media we Use http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-9-4-home-tube-or-office-it-s-the-moment-that-decides-which-media-we-use <ul> <li>The Internet has dramatically changed our media landscape</li> <li>Television is largely being replaced as the dominant medium</li> <li>What is read/seen/heard is decided by the moment, not the user&#39;s educational level</li> <li>Content is becoming "fluid": Stories are becoming detached from the medium</li> <li>Journalists are becoming content curators</li> <li>Active media users participate in "telling the story"</li> </ul> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:41:57 +0200 When the Internet & Smartphones Revolutionise the Media World: Telekom Austria Group invites Arianna Huffington to speak at the future.talk 2014 http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-8-26-when-the-internet-smartphones-revolutionise-the-media-world-telekom-austria-group-invites <strong>If the media changes, society changes, said German philosopher Walter Benjamin at the beginning of the twentieth century. In almost no other area are the impacts of the technological revolution being felt as clearly as in the media. Arianna Huffington, President and Chief Editor of The Huffington Post, is well placed to talk about the results of this changing media landscape. Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO of the Telekom Austria Group, has invited the influential media manager to speak at future.talk 2014. Huffington will be joined for the discussion on 23 September at the Studio Building of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (formerly the Semperdepot) by Germany&#39;s most feared media watchdog, Stefan Niggemeier.</strong> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:19:02 +0200 Resolutions of the Extraordinary General Meeting 2014 http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-8-14-resolutions-of-the-extraordinary-general-meeting-2014 <ul> <li>New supervisory board elected</li> <li>Authorised capital with a volume of maximum EUR 1.0 bn approved</li> <li>Changes in the Articles of Association and settlements with former Members of the Management Board accepted</li> </ul> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:50:51 +0200 Telekom Austria Group Reported Net Loss of EUR 300 Million in the First Half 2014 Due to an Impairment in Eastern Europe http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-8-13-telekom-austria-group-reported-net-loss-of-eur-300-million-in-the-first-half-2014-due-to <ul> <li>With stock price gains of 30% in the first half 2014, the Telekom Austria share is the best-performing title in the ATX and in the European telecom sector;</li> <li>Rating-Upgrade from Standard &amp; Poor&#39;s from BBB- to BBB with stable outlook</li> <li>Decline in group revenues of 7.3% year-on-year due to weak revenues in Austria, Bulgaria and Croatia;</li> <li>Revenue growth in Belarus and in the "Additional Markets" segment;</li> <li>Considerable cost savings at the Group level contributed to reducing operating expenses by EUR 102.7 million;</li> <li>EBITDA comparable margin slightly increased to 31,94% and 33.20% clean despite declining revenues; successful cost-cutting measures led to an almost stable EBITDA (on a clean basis) in Austria;</li> <li>An impairment charge of EUR 400 million for Mobiltel in Bulgaria resulted in a negative net result of EUR 317.8 million at the Group level;</li> <li>Following the recent acquisition in the Republic of Macedonia and the merger in Liechtenstein, five of the Group&#39;s eight operating markets are now convergent;</li> </ul> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:00:00 +0200 Telekom Austria Group: Survey Demonstrates Major Economic Significance http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-8-4-telekom-austria-group-survey-demonstrates-major-economic-significance Added value for Austria: a 1.03% contribution to the GDP, jobs created for 21,049 people, total investments of EUR 3.5 billion in five years, annual tax payments of EUR 850 million Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:54:12 +0200 Macedonian Subsidiary Vip operator Launched 4G/ LTE Network http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-7-2-mazedonische-tochtergesellschaft-vip-operator-nimmt-4glte-netz-in-betrieb <ul> <li>Vip operator with the largest 4G/LTE network on the Macedonian market</li> <li>LTE represents a &ldquo;world of opportunities&rdquo;</li> <li>Gradual rollout of 4G/LTE networks across the Group</li> <li>Infrastructure leadership as an important differentiator</li> </ul> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:58:09 +0200 Convergent market leader due to strategic partnership between Telecom Liechtenstein and mobilkom Liechtenstein http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-7-1-convergent-market-leader-due-to-strategic-partnership-between-telecom-liechtenstein-and <ul> <ul> <li><span><span>mobilkom Liechtenstein and Telecom Liechtenstein merge to create a comprehensive provider of fixed line, mobile communications services, Internet and TV in Liechtenstein</span></span></li> <li><span><span></span></span><span><span>The new company "Telecom Liechtenstein" will pursue ambitious growth plans in Liechtenstein and become a strong partner for globally operating Lichtenstein-based corporations</span></span></li> <li><span><span>As a member of the Telekom Austria Group, Telecom Liechtenstein will have access to the global network of the Group moving forward</span></span></li> </ul> </ul> <span><span> <ul> <li>The new company will achieve total annual revenues of EUR 41 million and will have roughly 49,000 customers and 91 employees;</li> </ul> </span></span> <ul> <li><span><span>The new CEO of the company will be Mathias Maierhofer</span></span></li> </ul> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:43:49 +0200 Telekom Austria Group CTO Günther Ottendorfer About the “Opportunities Arising From New Technologies such as NFV, Cloud Services and 5G" within the Framework of a Keynote Speech http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-6-27-telekom-austria-group-cto-guenther-ottendorfer-about-the-opportunities-arising-from-new Within the framework of the LTE World Summit 2014, which was held in Amsterdam for the 10th time in a row, G&uuml;nther Ottendorfer delivered a keynote speech on the technological opportunities and challenges awaiting the telecommunications industry over the next years. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:39:46 +0200 Telekom Austria Group acquires leading cable operator in the Republic of Macedonia http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-6-23-telekom-austria-group-acquires-leading-cable-operator-in-the-republic-of-macedonia <ul> <li>Acquisition of one of the largest cable operators in the Republic of Macedonia</li> <li>Successful execution of convergence strategy in the fourth country within the Group</li> <li>blizoo Macedonia generates revenues of approximately EUR 10 million and currently has 63.000 subscribers</li> </ul> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:28:25 +0200 Bulgarian Subsidiary Mobiltel report successful Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) Trial http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-6-18-bulgarian-subsidiary-mobiltel-report-successful-network-function-virtualisation-nfv-trial Today, Mobiltel announced that it has successfully completed its first Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) trial. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0200