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Photo by Luís Pinto, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Respect. (from the lat. respectu) n. 1. respect; 2. consideration; high regard; 3. deference; compliance; veneration; 4. honour; worship; 5. relation; refererence...

We believe that everyone should be respected for their work, for their attitudes, opinions and options.

Photo by Mila Teshaieva, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Rigor. (from the lat. rigore) n. 1. harshness; strength; 2.fig., severity; punctuality; accuracy.

There is no "more or less levelled", "more or less upright”, "more or less clean" or "more or less safe", but rather “levelled”, "upright”, "clean” and “safe". The rigour is reflected in our procedures, in time and in the rules to follow. In the light of moral and principles, being severe means being rigorous.

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Passion. (from the lat. passione) n. 1. intense and usually violent feeling (affection, joy, hate, etc.) which hinders the exercise of impartial logic; 2. derived from a feeling; 3. great predilection; 4. partiality; 5. great grief; immense suffering...

Under the sign of passion – a text of the Portuguese poet Regina Guimarães – is our icon. Passion is to reveal great enthusiasm for something, favourable encouragement or opposite to something.
It is the sensibility transmitted by an architect or engineer through work.
Passion is the dedication to a project. Passion is a state of warm soul.

Photo by Jakub Karwowski, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Loyalty. (from the lat. legalitate) n. the quality of being loyal; fidelity; sincerity.

Respect for the principles and rules that guide the honour and probity. Faithfulness to commitments and agreements undertaken, staunch character.
To remain loyal to the business partners because we depend on them and they depend on us.
Being trustworthy for being loyal.

Photo by Ian Lieske, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Solidarity. (from the lat. solidare) n. 1. the quality of being solidary; 2. reciprocal responsibility among the members of a group, namely social, professional, etc.; 3. sense of sharing another’s suffering.

Being solidary is being a friend, offering our hand with genuine generosity and bringing joy and human warmth to those who, somehow, are marginalized. Being solidary is being more human. A solidary company is recognized as a fair and non-selfish company. A solidary company is a preferred choice in business. It is a more competitive company. Volunteering is a vehicle to solidarity. It is modern, fair, cultured, friend, it is a noble gesture of moral elevation.

Photo by Clarence Gorton, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Courage. (from the lat. coraticum) n. 1. bravery facing danger; intrepidity; to have audacity; 2. moral force before a suffering or setback; 3. [fig.] to input energy when performing a difficult task; perseverance...

Courage is essential in our life. Courage to face less pleasant situations when complex issues come up, not expecting random resolutions.
It is a value that we must highlight as opposed to the fearful, cowardly and laziness.
The courage to react to criticism not with an attitude of demotivation or sadness, but rather to search for the means and the action to overcome its own reason. This kind of courage, which is also an intellectual courage, is highly recommended.

Photo by Filipa Alves, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Ambition. (from the lat. ambitione) n. 1. vehement desire of wealth, honours or glories; 2. expectation about the future; aspiration; 3. lust; greed…

Vehement desire to achieve a particular goal. Ambition not to resign ourselves. Ambition to take the best potential from ourselves. Ambition to deserve ourselves. Ambition to be athletes in our top-level competitive jobs. Ambition to beat our brands. Ambition to get the best deals with the maximum value, due to the high levels of proficiency and efficiency.

Photo by Scarlett Coten, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Esthetics. ESTHETICS (from the Greek aisthetiké, "sensitive") n.f. 1. Philosophy branch of philosophy that studies the beauty and nature of artistic phenomena; 2. author's own style, time, etc.; 3. harmony of shapes and colors, beauty; 4. set of techniques and treatments that aim to beautify the body.

We decided to build the company's economic foundations under a cultured, cosmopolitan and cool image. Because it is a charming state of being. Good taste because we are sustainable and we respect the planet. Good taste because we are sensitive. Good taste just because.

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Responsibility. (from the lat respondere) n. the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; a form of trustworthiness.

We must be certain that, before a choice, we chose what is best for both of us and not just the best for each one. Each employee is responsible for his negotiated activity and co-responsible if the co-worker does not fulfil his own task, thus preventing the common goal. A team is a set of individuals - is a whole. In the business game, as in social or family contexts, everyone must comply with their own relative position and we shall not permit that one of ours fails to be in our team.

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German HSH finances Portuguese DSTelecom with 50 milhion

DTS's telecommunications "branch", which has already invested 120 million euros in infrastructure for fibre optic network coverage in Portugal, signed a 50 million financing agreement with the German bank HSH Nordbank. Objective: cover more than 500 thousand homes by 2020.

The Portuguese fibre optics wholesaler DSTelecom, established as a market leader, has already invested over 120 million euros in FTTH network infrastructure (fibre to the home) in Portugal, and has now entered into a long-term loan with the German bank HSH Nordbank, to apply in the implementation of the company's project of covering over 500,000 homes by 2020.

The non-recourse debt, in the form of covered bonds with a 12-year maturity, totals 50 million euros" added José Teixeira, Chairman of DSTelecom, to the "Negócios" newspaper.

According to the same official, "this is the first financing for a broadband project in Portugal, which focuses in areas of lower population density" and it "will allow DSTelecom to optimise the financing of our investment plan".

José Teixeira is "very pleased with this funding, not only because it will pave the way for DSTelecom’s continuous growth, but also for the involvement and compromise of HSH" with the project of the company from Braga.

Nicolas Blanchard, member of the Board of Directors of HSH, classified this transaction as "an excellent starting point for establishing a new relationship with DSTelecom", also expressing his satisfaction for, along with their client, "financing the implementation of FTTH, which is of extreme importance to the Portuguese economy".

DSTelecom assures that the HSH Nordbank "is at the forefront of fibre optics financing in Europe and became an expert in the development of fibre optic network implementation projects", having "funded at least 1 billion euros in digital infrastructure, such as broadband and datacentres, over the past three years".

HSH Nordbank was one of the biggest victims of the financial crisis in Germany. Detained by the German States of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, it was rescued with a State aid of 13 billion euros, and was sold the past year, to the US private equity groups Cerberus and JC Flowers, for one billion euros.

In the transaction between DSTelecom and the HSH Nordbank, Morais Leitão participated as legal advisor for DSTelecom and HSH was represented by Campos Ferreira, Sá Carneiro & Associados.

DSTelecom is an open access, neutral fibre optic network provider for lower population density areas in Portugal, having already reached more than 300,000 homes. They develop a wholesale-only business model, that is, provide their fibre infrastructure to telecommunication operators, who use it to provide communications, TV and Internet services to final customers, business and residential clients.

DSTelecom is a sub-holding of DST Telecomunicações, a joint venture between the DST group, which is chaired by José Teixeira, and Cube Infrastructure Fund II, one of the main European infrastructure funds.

The chairman of the DST group also told the “Negócios” newspaper that DSTelecom has closed 2018 with a turnover of 20 million euros, against 14.6 million for the previous year.