TAG Press http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/press.rss RSS Feed für Newschannel TAG Press en 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 Vipnet first Operator in the Group with successful Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) Trial http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-6-3-vipnet-first-operator-in-the-group-with-successful-network-function-virtualisation-nfv <ul> <li>Vipnet among the first operators in Europe to present NFV trial</li> <li>Trial marks 15 years of innovation at Vipnet</li> <li>Virtualising the network - NFV as technological milestone in the Telco industry</li> <li>Trials in other operating countries to further NFV roll-out are planned</li> </ul> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:52:49 +0200 Resolutions and Voting Results of the Annual General Meeting 2014 http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-5-28-resolutions-and-voting-results-of-the-annual-general-meeting-2014 <ul> <li>Dividend distribution of EUR 0.05 for the fiscal year 2013</li> <li>Discharge of members of the management board and supervisory board</li> <li>Annual General Meeting certified as &bdquo;Green Meeting" second time in a row</li> </ul> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:14:38 +0200 Telekom Austria Group Supports Flood Victims in Southeast Europe http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-5-23-telekom-austria-group-supports-flood-victims-in-southeast-europe The Telekom Austria Group will donate EUR 60,000 in support of the flood victims in Southeast Europe. The Holding company and all Group subsidiaries have agreed to make this donation to provide aid and give their contribution to this emergency situation. Fri, 23 May 2014 11:20:45 +0200 Dieter Trimmel New Director of Group Strategy http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/12465 As of May 1, 2014, Dieter Trimmel, director of the Market Development Unit at A1, has also taken on the responsibility for Group Strategy within the Telekom Austria Group. Wed, 14 May 2014 11:19:11 +0200 Telekom Austria Group Reports Improved EBITDA Margin for Q1 2014 Despite Decline in Revenues http://www.telekomaustria.com/en/newsroom/2014-5-8-telekom-austria-group-reports-improved-ebitda-margin-for-q1-2014-despite-decline-in.1 <ul> <li>Regulatory effects and a challenging market environment had a negative impact on revenues and earnings in the period under review</li> <li>Group revenues dropped by 7.0% to EUR 976 million in Q1 2014</li> <li>Almost two thirds of revenue decline attributable to regulatory effects (EUR 44 million)</li> <li>Group EBITDA decreased by only 5.0% to EUR 320 million thanks to declining costs</li> <li>Turnaround strategy showed first signs of success: EBITDA margin improved from 32.1% to 32.8%</li> <li>Net income totaled almost EUR 41 million in Q1 2014</li> <li>The "Additional Markets" segment continued to show significant growth</li> <li>Total cost savings of EUR 100 million are planned for the 2014 business year</li> <li>The outlook for 2014 was confirmed without any changes</li> </ul> Thu, 08 May 2014 08:00:00 +0200