Mass shake-up among the mobile networks on the cards.

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Mass shake-up among the mobile networks on the cards.

Post by morgenhund » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:47 pm

From an article on futurezone.at (http://futurezone.at/b2b/6681-drei-verz ... 1-netz.php) there is a big shake-up ahead for mobile operators in Austria this year.

Drei will cancel its network sharing with A1 (it has used A1's GSM and GPRS network since its launch in 2003) in order to combine network coverage with T-Mobile (owners of Tele.Ring) which will save between EUR 5-10 million a year, as the two will swap mobile network capacity, also improving T-Mobile's 3G network coverage as a consequence. There will be a period of parallel operation (i.e. using both A1 and T-Mobile's 2G networks before going over solely to T-Mobile only). The change will not affect the deal that is due to be completed soon under which Drei will take over Orange. Drei will spend EUR 1.4bn on Orange, with EUR 300m being raised by selling Yesss! some frequency spectrum and base stations to A1 for EUR 300m.


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Post by Dagnamski » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:41 pm

That's all good news, the Orange network is the must sucky on the market. i went to B-free and the quality of the network was unparalled in Austria.

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Post by morgenhund » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:45 pm

Vienna is like an Ikea sofa - you know you should upgrade, but why bother when it is this comfortable.

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