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June 28, 2022

Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom wish to join Romanian networks

The phone companies Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom intend to join their networks in Austria and Romania to reduce costs, the German daily “Handelsblatt” informs, quoted by HotNews.ro. A week ago, the two telecommunications groups announced they would set up a joint 4G network in Poland, according to sources in France Telecom’s executive board.

The building and operation of communications networks are the segments which incur the highest costs for communication companies. To reduce its network-operation expenses, the Deutsche Telekom group is seeking partners on 13 markets: “We are analyzing each country, including Romania and Austria. We are negotiating not only with France Telecom, but also with other competitors,” a spokesperson for Deutsche Telekom stated, quoted by the German daily.

On the other hand, the technical director of Orange Romania, Madalina Suceveanu, stated that the operator would profit directly from the strategic partnerships favoured by the parent companies and, particularly, from the collaboration between France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom. “Currently, the parties involved are analyzing the subject, in reference to the opportunity and the nature of future synergies,” the company’s technical director stated. The latter added that Orange Romania had previously collaborated with the other players on the local telecommunications market, on the technical segment, an integral part of the network- and services-development strategy. “The first steps were taken some years ago by the joint use of the telecommunication infrastructure in certain areas of the network, such as the co-location of antennas, and included collaborations with Vodafone Romania and Cosmote Romania,” Suceveanu stated.

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