Deutsche Telekom will validate the now eco-friendly Ethereum blockchain

Deutsche Telekom will become a validator for the Ethereum blockchain following its switch to an eco-friendly consensus.

A recent event called “The Merge” switched Ethereum away from Proof of Work – an energy-intensive consensus requiring powerful computers to solve complex equations – to the environmentally-friendly Proof of Stake. In doing so, Ethereum has reduced its energy consumption by around 99.98 percent.

Ethereum is the largest smart contract platform and...

Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom trial sustainable 5G sites

Ericsson is partnering with Deutsche Telekom (DT) to advance the use of renewable energy for 5G radio site operations.

Switching to renewable energy sources has never been more critical. Aside from reducing our environmental impact, renewables help us move away from obtaining fossil fuels from nations that use the money to power their war machines.

Heather Johnson, Vice President for Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson, said:

“At Ericsson,...

European operators want platforms to contribute towards infrastructure

A number of large European operators are calling for content platforms to contribute towards the cost of infrastructure.

In a joint statement, the CEOs of Vodafone, Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, and Orange have expressed their opinion that content platforms should contribute towards building the connectivity infrastructure they rely on.

“The current situation is simply not sustainable. The investment burden must be shared in a more proportionate way,” claim the...

Deutsche Telekom and Tele2 sell T-Mobile Netherlands for €5.1B

Deutsche Telekom and Tele2 are selling T-Mobile Netherlands to WP/AP Telecom Holdings, a consortium jointly controlled by Apax and Warburg Pincus.

A strategic review of T-Mobile NL was launched by Deutsche Telekom in May. The deal, worth an enterprise value of €5.1 billion, marks the completion of the review.

Deutsche Telekom believes that it’s leaving T-Mobile NL in safe hands to “a consortium with long-standing experience and differentiated strategic value add in...

Four major European operators commit to supporting OpenRAN

Four of Europe’s largest operators have committed to supporting and deploying OpenRAN solutions.

In a joint statement today, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, and Vodafone said they are joining forces “to support the rollout of Open Radio Access Network (OpenRAN) as the technology of choice for future mobile networks to the benefit of consumer and enterprise customers across Europe.”

OpenRAN aims to disrupt the current RAN vendor monopoly with interoperable and...

Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems becomes a Chainlink node operator for ‘useful’ smart contracts

Deutsche Telekom's business continues its support for blockchain technologies by becoming a node operator for Chainlink, an oracle for smart contracts.

T-Systems is a subsidiary of the German telecoms giant and predominantly focuses on the Internet of Things. The company describes itself as offering integrated solutions "from the secure operation of legacy systems and classical ICT services, the transition to cloud-based services (including international networks, tailored...