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What can America Movil do with KPN Netherlands and Base?

26 Aug 2013 14:59 CET | Europe

KPN, Telefonica and America Movil have agreed to a higher price for KPN's German subsidiary E-Plus. In addition to EUR 5 billion cash, KPN will receive a bigger stake in ...

AT&T has little reason to expand to Europe

16 Jul 2013 11:35 CET | Europe, United States

AT&T is in search of takeovers in Europe, according to recent media reports. Possible candidates could include EE, the UK joint venture of Orange and Deutsche Telekom, or ...

What do consumers do to avoid high roaming costs?

04 Jul 2013 17:23 CET | Europe

Is mobile telephony still expensive? Competition, MVNOs (similar to a type of collective purchasing) and regulation are pushing prices lower, including international rates. ...

Huawei plans European invasion with UK launch

20 Jun 2013 16:13 CET | Europe

The launch of the Ascend P6 smartphone at an event in London underlines Chinese equipment maker Huawei's efforts to conquer the European handset market. The company has a big ...

Europe lagging in LTE roll-out - is it really so bad?

06 Jun 2013 14:08 CET | Europe

An article in the Wall Street Journal claims that 'Europe is Losing the 4G Race'. Europe is falling behind other parts of the world in the roll-out of LTE, and various ...

T-Mobile USA sets its own course as 'un-carrier'

27 Mar 2013 15:28 CET | Europe, Netherlands, United States

T-Mobile USA has made a big step forward in its strategy. After its proposed merger with AT&T was blocked by regulators, the mobile operator is moving ahead with its own ...

After the banking sector, the telecom sector comes knocking . . .

04 Mar 2013 16:14 CET | Europe

The European incumbent operators' lobby group ETNO has called on the European Commission to relax merger and acquisition rules. ETNO (European Telecommunications Network ...

A pan-European network is far from achievable

14 Jan 2013 12:40 CET | Europe

A number of major European telecom operators are considering plans to develop a pan-European cooperation, according to a report from the Financial Times. Deutsche Telekom, ...

Orange musters response to OTT challenge

22 Nov 2012 16:05 CET | Europe, France

Orange has announced a range of new services aimed at catching up with the competition in the fixed and mobile broadband markets. These include a new version of its Livebox ...

KPN share price below EUR 5: drastic times call for drastic measures

05 Nov 2012 13:29 CET | Europe, Netherlands

KPN's share price is trapped in a downward spiral. On 02 November, it closed at EUR 4.83, down from a peak of EUR 12.35 in October 2010 and showing a clear downward trend ...

KPN headed for a break-up

22 Jun 2012 13:44 CET | Europe, Netherlands

KPN has issued a 'position statement' on America Movil's partial bid for the Dutch operator. The statement outlines in detail how KPN's management, at the highest levels, has ...

Carlos Slim's European adventure just starting

30 May 2012 12:00 CET | Europe, Netherlands

While America Movil has officially launched its bid for a large minority stake in KPN, the rumour mill continues to generate stories on possible asset sales at KPN. The ...

Will Blok turn KPN back into a Dutch company?

16 Apr 2012 12:30 CET | Europe, Netherlands

Eelco Blok has been in service hardly one year and much a rumbling has been heard on the corporate level at KPN. Appointments, acquisitions and divestments are almost the ...

Operators to benefit from lower roaming tariffs

30 Mar 2012 13:10 CET | Europe

The European Parliament, European Commission and the European Council have reached a preliminary agreement on further cuts to international roaming tariffs in the period ...

Ziggo IPO a success after banks choose modest valuation

21 Mar 2012 13:45 CET | Europe, Netherlands

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has completed its IPO and listed on the Amsterdam exchange. Initial strong demand led to the number of shares on offer being increased to 43.5 ...

Lower DSL tariffs will only lead to FTTH if copper is phased out

04 Oct 2011 18:05 CET | Europe

The European Commission has opened two consultations, as part of its Digital Agenda. The first is about non-discriminatory access for alternative operators to incumbents' ...

DoJ forces Deutsche Telekom to find new solution for T-Mobile USA

01 Sep 2011 13:31 CET | Europe, United States

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has moved to block the sale of T-Mobile USA by Deutsche Telekom to AT&T. The move was justified by the DoJ's expectation that the merger of ...

EU starts new round of back and forth claims over roaming

07 Jul 2011 15:32 CET | Europe

The European Commission thinks roaming is too expensive, while the operators disagree. There's something to be said for both standpoints. Data roaming prices are falling, but ...

KPN: Scheepbouwer out, Blok in - new plan on 10 May

06 Apr 2011 14:24 CET | Belgium, Europe, Germany, Netherlands

It's a historic day for KPN: the era of Ad Scheepbouwer as CEO comes to an end on 6 April 2011 when he hands over to Eelco Blok. A good moment then to look back. ...

Telkom Austria breaks open European data roaming market

17 Feb 2011 16:21 CET | Europe

Telekom Austria has launched a mobile data roaming service available for anyone in the EU, Switzerland or Liechtenstein. Named abroadband, the service offers mobile internet ...

M&A activity accelerates in drive for growth, consolidation

24 Sep 2010 11:37 CET | Africa, Europe, Latin America, South East Asia

M&A activity on the international telecoms market is picking up. The big operators in Europe are especially active, although some deals still remain at the rumour stage. ...

Will Vodafone follow the strategy of Tele2 and Liberty Global?

07 Sep 2010 12:06 CET | Europe, Germany, Netherlands

Vodafone appears to be conducting an investment push. In the Netherlands, the operator has partnered with Eurofiber to roll out FTTO, and in Germany, the company has ...

Your.TV: waiting for DRM, content and distribution deals

20 Aug 2010 11:54 CET | Europe, Netherlands

Your.TV is planning to launch by the end of 2010 digital TV over broadband, an 'over-the-top' service. The plan to resell analogue cable TV was dropped due to the high ...

KPN: outlook for Q2 results

22 Jul 2010 16:45 CET | Europe, Netherlands

KPN will announce its Q2 results on 27 July before the market opens. Market expectations call for revenues down 3 percent to EUR 3.31 billion, EBITDA up 4 percent to EUR 1.38 ...

Mobile sector takes another hit from the EC

20 May 2010 15:14 CET | Europe, Netherlands

The European Commission has presented its Digital Agenda, part of the Europe 2020 strategy. The most important elements for the telecom sector are the target for increasing ...

 




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