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The Miss Earth Beauty Pageant is Coming to Vienna

Miss Earth, an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness is celebrating its 15th year in Vienna. Along with its rivals Miss Universe and Miss World, Miss Earth is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals and one of the most publicized beauty contests in the world. The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote specific projects and often address issues concerning the environment and other global issues. Climate Change will be the focus of Miss Earth for its Crystal Year celebration. Around 90 delegates from all over the world will be arriving on November 18, to start their activities and converge at the Marx Halle in Vienna on December 5, 2015 for the Coronation Night.


Telekom Austrian Manager Leaves Company

The Corporate Communications director of Telekom Austria, Peter Schiefer, is leaving the company as of the end of September, following a reorientation of the concern’s communication and sustainability division. On an interim basis Livia Dandrea-Böhm will take on the position of director of communications and spokesperson of A1, Telekom Austria reported.

September 15, 2015

Allianz Launched Mobile Phone Business with Ventocom

Insurer Allianz has launched a new mobile phone operator business in collaboration with Ventocom in Austria. The new product will cover mobile phone tariffs and insurance of mobile appliances. The "Allianz SIM” will be the first noninsurance product of the concern.

September 8, 2015

Hutchison's Austrian Telco 3 Attracted More Clients

The new discount mobile network HoT hasn't slowed down 3 (Hutchison). 3, after A1 and T-Mobile the third-biggest Austrian mobile network operator raised the number of its customers in H1 by the end of June by about 100,000 to 3.7 million. Consolidated sales increased, compared to the first half of 2014 by 4 percent to EUR 355 million (USD 400.7 million).

August 28, 2015

Mobile Phone Operator Drei Expanded LTE Network in Austria

Mobile phone operator "3” (Hutchinson) has completed the expansion of its LTE network for the moment being. On 27 August the company is going to launch the network, it was announced by CEO Jan Trionow on Wednesday, during the inauguration of the European Forum Alpbach in the Tyrolean town of Alpbach.

August 26, 2015

Telekom Austria Does Not Bid in Race for Telekom Srbija

Listed incumbent telco Telekom Austria, a unit of America Movil, has not filed a bid in the privatisation of Telekom Srbija, the daily Presse reports.

August 18, 2015

America Movil Wants to Double Revenue Share in Europe, Focus on CEE

Mexican telco America Movil, holding company of Telekom Austria, wants to double the share of the revenue generated in Europe over the next years. Owner of the holding, billionaire Carlos Slim, wants to focus in particular on eastern Europe. Telekom is in charge of eastern European business.

August 13, 2015

Serbia Wants to Sell Telekom Srbija for Over EUR 1.1 Billion

Serbia wants to sell its stake in Telekom Srbija for at least EUR 1.1 billion (USD 1.225 billion) or not at all, PM Alexander Vucic declared on Wednesday.

August 12, 2015

Telekom Austria's Bulgarian Unit M-Tel Gets New CEO

Listed telecom group Telekom Austria saw its Bulgarian unit Mobiltel appoint Alexandar Dimitrov as the new CEO, Bulgarian business newspaper Kapital reports.

August 4, 2015

T-Mobile Closes Last Tele.Ring Shops and Acquires Operator

In the process of closing its 12 remaining tele.ring shops, T-Mobile will take over the distribution partner T-KOM from Leonding in Upper Austria the company operating tele.ring shops. The merger plan was reported to the Austrian antitrust authorities (BWB). As a spokesman of T-Mobile said, this will be a purely formal measure.

August 3, 2015