[wireless federation] Deutsche Telekom AG and France Telecom SA are planning to explore potential areas of co-operation in several fields of technology.
The possible partnerships could include radio access network sharing in Europe, improving wireless internet while roaming, equipment standardization and cross-border services.
A France Telecom spokesman stated that this does not include any share swaps.
The two groups already own British mobile operator Everything Everywhere jointly, which has nearly 28 million customers.
France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom plan to expand tech partnership