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Austrian Ad Spending Up by 7 Pct Y/Y

Austrian companies spent EUR 6.4 billion (USD 7.1 billion) on advertising, up by a clear 7 percent y/y, show the results of a survey conducted by researcher marketmind for Post among 500 enterprises.

4 hours ago

Austrian Infrastructure Minister Satisfied with EU Agreement on Roaming

Infrastructure minister Alois Stöger (SPÖ) is satisfied with the agreement on roaming in the EU, according to which roaming fees shall be abolished around summer 2017. The fair-use rule applied will ensure that those making less phone call will not have to pay for those ringing a lot, Stöger said.

4 hours ago

Telekom Austria: Search for Ametsreiter’s Successor Continues

The search for a successor of Telekom Austria CEO Hannes Ametsreiter is continuing. Ametsreiter has resigned from his office unexpectedly. His replacement is to be found as quickly as possible sources close to state holding OBIB said.

June 26, 2015

Vodafone Germany Hires Ex-Telekom Austria CEO Ametsreiter

Ex-Telekom Austria CEO Hannes Ametsreiter, who terminated his contract 4 days ago, will take up the position of CEO of Vodafone Germany as of October 1, 2015.

June 19, 2015

T-Mobile Closes Last 12 Tele.Ring Shops

At the beginning of October T-Mobile will close the last 12 tele.ring shops, which are operated by distribution partner T-KOM. In the future there will only be two-brand shops, T-Mobile shops with tele.ring areas.

June 18, 2015

Telekom Austria CEO Hannes Ametsreiter Resigns per 31 July 2015

Telekom Austria announced that its CEO Hannes Ametsreiter has prematurely terminated his contract. Rumor has it, that majority shareholder America Movil influenced the decision.

June 15, 2015

HoT "Stirs Up” the Austrian Mobile Telephony Market

The new rival of A1, 3, T-Mobile, virtual operator HoT of the discount chain Hofer is going against the recently increased mobile telephony fees. The recent general reduction of prices in the sector is associated with the fact that HoT entered the market in January 2, 2015 with attractive offers.

June 11, 2015

Telekom Austria Confirms Acquisition of Slovenian Telco

Telekom Austria confirmed the acquisition of Slovenian landline operator Amis. The acquisition of the Slovenian cable operator, which is also present in Croatia, ensures additional growth potential to Telekom Austria. The parties did not disclose the price of the deal, but Slovenian media estimate it was worth about EUR 30 million.

June 9, 2015

Telekom Austria Acquires Slovenian Amis

Telekom Austria, which owns the second-biggest mobile telephony operator in Slovenia, Si.mobil, is reportedly expanding further in Slovenia. On Monday the Austrian telecom company reached an agreement on the acquisition of a telecommunication company Amis "Finance” newspaper and news agency STA reported. The purchase price amounts to EUR 30 million (USD 33.35 million).

June 8, 2015

Three Mobile Telcos will Invest EUR 48 Mln in Salzburg Broadband

Three mobile telcos A1 (unit of listed group Telekom Austria), T-Mobile and '3' will spend EUR 48 million (USD 52.3 million) on the development of broadband infrastructure in Salzburg in the next two years.

June 1, 2015