The acquisition will help Vodafone add fixed-line services to its offerings in Germany
The German View
From SAP to Software AG to start-ups, a look at the new developments in the largest economy of Western Europe from an insider's perspective.
From the day he brought home a modem and dialed in to a local BBS in 1991, Michael has been obsessed with technology and how it enables collaboration. He has a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, and has worked in and around the technology start-up scenes in San Francisco and Berlin.
O2's Signal Boxes aim to provide better 3G reception in buildings for companies.
Under pressure from competitors, Germany's incumbent telco plans infrastructure improvements.
The Alcatel One Touch Fire is to be offered through Deutsche Telekom subsidiary Congstar, which is taking applications for pre-launch testers.
The O2 and E-Plus tie-up is set to create Germany's largest mobile customer base, but still faces regulatory hurdles.
With the purchase, the enterprise software company continues its push into big-data analytics.
In Europe, venture capital is getting increasingly spread out, with countries like Germany and France challenging the dominance of the UK.
E-Plus is upgrading its infrastructure with dual cells, doubling its theoretical maximum speed to 42Mpbs.
A clarification of a previous stance affirms that the cryptocurrency can be used for both private and commercial sales, and can be taxed.
In a largely symbolic gesture, the companies will provide SSL encryption for customers' emails.