Deutsche Telekom sets up 500 million euro venture capital fund

To be launched early next year, focus on Germany’s growing tech start-up scene

Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom is to set up a 500 million euro ($620.4 million) fund for technology ventures, giving the company more scope to invest in venture capital and innovation.

The fund, called Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP), will be launched early next year and will focus on Germany’s growing tech start-up scene, the telecoms operator said on Tuesday.

The new fund will also expand its activities to include private equity investments in existing companies.

Autotech Council: Automotive Cybersecurity

Date
Start Date: 
Friday, December 12, 2014
End Date: 
Friday, December 12, 2014

California:

As automobiles become prolific gatherers of data, and as more private data is stored in the car and in the carmaker's cloud, we must escalate the importance of protecting the customers' data from black had operatives. Additionally, as ADAS and autonomous vehicles connect live actuators and car control to the data, the risks of malicious attacks on cars escalates to life-or-death level. As a result, automakers are far more aggressive about securing their products than would be your average smartphone app maker. There simply is much, much more hanging in the balance.

Qualcomm sees more China trouble, faces probes in U.S., Europe

Opportunities have been clouded by an 11-month-old antitrust investigation

Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc warned on Wednesday that an antitrust investigation and problems collecting royalties could harm its business in China next year and it also disclosed new regulatory investigations in the United States and Europe.

China's expanding high-speed 4G network is driving demand for smartphones with leading-edge technology, but Qualcomm's opportunities have been clouded by an 11-month-old antitrust investigation there.

Africa phone tower firm IHS raises $2.6 billion

Deploying towers in Africa is typically more expensive than in other regions

Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Nigerian phone tower group IHS has raised $2 billion in equity and $600 million in debt in what it says is the biggest equity fund raising by an African company this decade.

IHS, the continent’s largest tower company, will use the money to finance infrastructure spending and recently agreed acquisitions, according to a company statement on Monday.

It said the equity funding was from new and existing shareholders, but did not provide further details.

Ericsson flags North America slowdown

Period of intense network investment may be drawing to a close

Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Mobile telecoms gear maker Ericsson said on Friday a slowdown in North America created uncertainty over fourth quarter sales as operators cut spending after big investments in high-speed networks.

A build-out of the newest 4G/LTE networks by operators in North America, where Ericsson makes about a quarter of its sales and Chinese rival Huawei is effectively barred from doing business, has supported the Swedish firm at a time of stagnation in much of Europe.

EU and China end telecoms row as EU drops threats against Huawei

Both sides agree to task an independent authority to monitor market shares

Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has ended a long-running telecoms row with China, the EU's trade chief said on Monday, dropping a threat to levy punitive tariffs on Chinese telecoms exports and easing tensions between two of the world's top trading powers.

As Reuters reported exclusively on Oct. 8, the deal struck between Brussels and Beijing sets out a framework for China to address EU concerns about subsidies to Huawei [HWT.UL], China's No. 2 telecoms equipment maker, and its smaller rival ZTE.

TMT Finance and Investment ASIA 2015

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
End Date: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Singapore:

The 6th TMT Finance & Investment Asia event will take place in Singapore on January 28 with a new expanded programme featuring 20 sessions on Telecom, Media and Digital Technology Investment Strategy for Asia.

Roundtable Discussion: Privacy & Identity Management

Date
Start Date: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014
End Date: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014

California:

Join us for this meeting, we'll look at the topic of privacy from the perspective of one potential solution: Personal Identity Management. How can businesses, individuals, and families manage their identities, their personal data, their privacy preferences, and do so globally across the Internet. Can we reach this goal, or will we forever be the victims of unscrupulous companies, governments, and hackers?

Telecom Council Deep Dive: Entertainment

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
End Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014

California: 

Join 100+ telecom executives on this 2 part meeting to discuss the technologies in entertainment. The first day of our two-day Entertainment sessions will focus on the content side: games, video, media, audio, apps, and more. The second day of our two-day Entertainment session will focus on the network side of the entertainment business. You have the option to register for 1 session or for both.

EU hopes to resolve China telecoms dispute this week

Brussels alleges illegal subsidies to Chinese mobile network equipment makers

Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - China and the European Union aim to end a long-running telecoms row this week, the EU's trade chief said on Friday, potentially easing tensions between two of the world's top trading powers.

Reuters reported exclusively last week that Europe was close to a deal with Beijing on defusing the issue of what Brussels says are illegal subsidies to Chinese makers of equipment for mobile telecom networks.

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