TAG Press http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/press.rss RSS Feed für Newschannel TAG Press en Net Profit for Q1 2015 More Than Doubled to over EUR 90 Million http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2015-4-22-net-profit-for-q1-2015-more-than-doubled-to-over-eur-90-million <ul> <li>Group operating revenues showed stable development; including currency effects in Belarus, group revenues dropped slightly</li> <li>EBITDA comparable increased by 5.8% to EUR 338.5 million at group level, EBITDA margin improved by 2.6 percentage points to 35.4%</li> <li>Operating result (EBIT) rose by 43.5% to EUR 139.7 million</li> <li>Cost savings of 1.6% totaling EUR 10.9 million thanks to a reduction of overall expenses</li> <li>Mobile communications business showed a slight increase in the premium and business segment</li> <li>Further growth in the fixed line segment driven by high demand for broadband and TV services</li> <li>Net profit rose by 127.5% to EUR 92.7 million compared to the same period of the previous year</li> </ul> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:00:00 +0200 Alejandro Plater Appointed COO of Telekom Austria Group http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2015-3-5-alejandro-plater-appointed-coo-of-telekom-austria-group At its meeting held today, the Supervisory Board of Telekom Austria AG unanimously appointed Alejandro Plater (47) Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Telekom Austria Group. As COO Alejandro Plater will be reporting to CEO Hannes Ametsreiter and will be responsible for the daily operation in technology as well as market areas and purchasing. CTO G&uuml;nther Ottendorfer will cease to be a Management Board Member as of today. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:15:49 +0100 Telekom Austria Group Welcomes Green Light to 5G Roadmap http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2015-3-4-telekom-austria-group-welcomes-green-light-to-5g-roadmap <p class="s2">At this year&rsquo;s Mobile World Congress, the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance published a &ldquo;5G White Paper&rdquo; at a press conference yesterday. The whitepaper outlines the most important operator requirements in regards to future standards and provides a comprehensive overview of the 5G standardization roadmap for 2020 and beyond. A global team of more than 100 experts have been working to lay the foundations for future standardization and develop consolidated operator requirements. The publication of this paper marks an important first step towards the launch of the 5G technology.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:18:26 +0100 Telekom Austria Group CTO Guenther Ottendorfer Discusses Need for a Pan-European Cloud in Future Network Architecture at MWC15 http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2015-3-3-telekom-austria-group-cto-guenther-ottendorfer-discusses-need-for-a-pan-european-cloud-in <ul> <li>World&#39;s first demonstration of a virtualized full stack in a live network in the Republic of Serbia</li> <li>CTO G&uuml;nther Ottendorfer announced future network architecture plans at Mobile World Congress 2015</li> <li>Pan-European cloud as potential target of a software-centric all-IP network</li> </ul> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:38:28 +0100 Telekom Austria Group Announces World&#39;s First Deployment of Fully Virtualized Stack in a Live Network http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2015-2-20-telekom-austria-group-announces-world-s-first-deployment-of-fully-virtualized-stack-in-a <ul> <li>Telekom Austria Group is first mover in the industry with fully virtualized stack</li> <li>Series of NFV showcases as proof of successful execution of Group&acute;s technology strategy</li> <li>Telekom Austria Group turns to vendors with innovative concepts</li> </ul> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:10:59 +0100 Telekom Austria Group’s Domestic Subsidiary A1 and NEC/NetCracker to Test Virtual Modem Solution in a Field Trial http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2015-2-18-telekom-austria-groups-domestic-subsidiary-a1-and-necnetcracker-to-test-virtual-modem The Telekom Austria Group today announced that its domestic subsidiary A1 has joined forces with its technology partner, NEC/NetCracker, to test a virtual modem solution within the framework of a field trial. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:29:12 +0100 Telekom Austria Group Stabilises Operating Result for the Full-Year 2014 and Achieves Turnaround in Austria http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2015-2-10-telekom-austria-group-stabilises-operating-result-for-the-full-year-2014-and-achieves <ul> <li>EBITDA comparable stabilises at the group level totalling EUR 1.286 million after a decline of 11.6% in the same period of the previous year</li> <li>EBITDA margin comparable increases by 1.2 percentage points to 32% compared to the previous year</li> <li>The Group achieves EBITDA-turnaround in Austria meeting full-year target, plus 1.4%</li> <li>Strong results in Belarus and in the "Additional Markets" segment</li> <li>Bulgaria and Croatia still characterised by a challenging market environment</li> <li>Significant cost optimisation leads to a reduction of operating expenses by 4.5% to EUR 2,850.9 million</li> <li>Net debt reduced by 28.3% and net debt/EBITDA ratio brought in line with industry average</li> <li>Free cashflow raised to EUR 156.1 million after EUR -716.7 million in the previous year</li> <li>Better-than-expected net result of EUR -185.4 million; excluding one-off effects, net profit amounts to approximately EUR 190 million</li> <li>Positive outlook for the full-year 2015 with an expected increase in revenues of roughly 2%</li> </ul> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:58:34 +0100 Telekom Austria Group and Porsche Holding Salzburg Announce Partnership http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2015-1-14-telekom-austria-group-and-porsche-holding-salzburg-announce-partnership Telekom Austria Group, the leading communications provider in the CEE area, and Porsche Holding Salzburg, the largest automotive retailer in Europe, announced at the Vienna Autoshow that they have entered into an exclusive cooperation in the area of &#39;Connected Car&#39;". Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:50:44 +0100 Virtualization Meets the Customer with Vip Operator&#39;s virtualized VoLTE Service (Trial) http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-12-9-virtualization-meets-the-customer-with-vip-operator-s-virtualized-volte-service-trial- <ul> <li>Vip operator among the first operators in the region and in the Group to test VoLTE on top of a virtualized environment (NFV)</li> <li>NFV as game-changer in the Telco industry</li> <li>NFV-trials across the Group</li> </ul> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:00:17 +0100 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