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Supporting network investment: structural separation not broadband deregulation

Published 22 Jun 2015 14:06 CET | Europe

Nearly all the European incumbent operators have called on the EU to relax regulation of the sector. "We need a level playing field. (...) WhatsApp is doing communications, ...

Vodafone, Liberty Global deal may face trouble in Germany, Ireland

Published 01 Dec 2014 14:28 CET | Europe

Vodafone is reportedly contemplating merger talks with Liberty Global to create a new telecom powerhouse in Europe. Since the sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless, Vodafone ...

What can America Movil do with KPN Netherlands and Base?

Published 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

Published 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?

Published 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

Published 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?

Published 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'

Published 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 . . .

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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?

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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?

Published 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

Published 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 ...

 




EUR 1.24 billion
service revenue generated by MNOs
Netherlands  |  2015 Q2