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KPN takes aggregator role with KPN Play service

Published 29 Apr 2015 18:13 CET | Netherlands

KPN is testing an OTT app called KPN Play. The app is expected to offer customers access to a wide range of content, including a number of live channels, catch-up TV and ...

KPN pays bonuses as share price increases 50% in 6 months

Published 31 Mar 2015 14:14 CET | Netherlands

Unions have called for KPN CEO Eelco Blok to give up his bonus, saying it's not appropriate given the thousands of jobs lost at the Dutch operator. They also called for a ...

Price still No1 reason to recommend mobile provider; image becoming more important when choosing plan

Published 20 Mar 2015 16:36 CET | Netherlands

Dutch consumers who recommend their mobile provider to others most often did so in Q1 2015 because of price, reliability and quality/coverage of the connection. Other ...

Tele2 Netherlands: new tariffs on the way?

Published 19 Feb 2015 16:25 CET | Netherlands, Sweden

Tele2 Netherlands will start migrating customers to its own mobile network in March. Customers will no longer need to use the T-Mobile network as under the MVNO arrangement ...

Deutsche Telekom eyes KPN in quest for pan-European operator

Published 19 Jan 2015 14:43 CET | Netherlands

Deutsche Telekom has shown interest in bidding for KPN, according to Reuters. Last autumn, the German operator considered making an offer for its Dutch counterpart. However, ...

Overview 2014, Outlook 2015

Published 31 Dec 2014 12:32 CET | Netherlands

What happened in 2014 and what can we expect in 2015? Telecompaper offers below an overview of the most important developments in the past year and our expectations for the ...

Tele2 Netherlands in need of vision and stability

Published 20 Nov 2014 13:50 CET | Netherlands

Tele2 Netherlands is going through some interesting times, with the pending activation of its LTE network and continued changeover in its management. At the same time its ...

French example offers support for ACM for opening cable networks

Published 29 Oct 2014 09:38 CET | France, Netherlands

The French Competition Authority has approved the acquisition of SFR by cable operator Numericable with several conditions. The acquisition became definitive in June of this ...

Liberty Global content moves may spark new regulatory concerns over Ziggo deal

Published 06 Aug 2014 13:19 CET | Netherlands

The European Commission has 'stopped the clock' on its investigation of Liberty Global's proposed takeover of Dutch cable operator Ziggo. It's awaiting additional information ...

New CFO, board may steer KPN to calmer waters

Published 22 Jul 2014 12:11 CET | Netherlands

KPN is expanding its management board and has named Jan Kees de Jager its new CFO. Joost Farwerck will become COO, and the company is also looking for a CCO. De Jager served ...

KPN: new strategic plan, CFO needed

Published 04 Jul 2014 12:36 CET | Germany, Netherlands

The confirmed sale of E-Plus in Germany has created fresh uncertainty at KPN. The stock market reacted as can be expected. Initially the share price rose in a relief rally, ...

Ziggo's Bapp voice app makes cautious attack on mobile market

Published 09 Apr 2014 15:02 CET | Netherlands

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has introduced a voice app called Bapp for smartphones and tablets (no SIM needed). It will test the app the next two months with 3,000 customers. ...

KPN nears 4G network completion, but work still to be done

Published 07 Apr 2014 14:36 CET | Netherlands

KPN is nearing completion of its LTE network, but that's not to say everything's finished in terms of construction and investment. The Dutch operator announced that it has ...

Tele2 NL CEO choice puts focus on marketing, not network

Published 04 Mar 2014 13:11 CET | Netherlands

Tele2 Netherlands will have a new CEO from 14 April: Jeff Dodds. He comes from UK operator Virgin Media, where he was chief marketing officer. Following the takeover of ...

KPN: balancing cost reductions with a focus on the network

Published 09 Feb 2014 14:08 CET | Netherlands

KPN reported disappointing quarterly results and once again cut its outlook. Halting the decline in its position on the Dutch market will take longer than expected, more ...

Will regulators let Ziggo/UPC retain TV monopoly?

Published 27 Jan 2014 16:21 CET | Netherlands

The proposed acquisition of the largest Dutch cable operator, Ziggo, by Liberty Global, parent of the second-largest cable operator in the country, UPC, is likely to raise ...

Is there room for CanalDigitaal as triple play provider?

Published 17 Jan 2014 10:54 CET | Netherlands

On 15 January 2014, Dutch satellite TV operator CanalDigitaal took a new step as triple play provider by signing an agreement with Telio Netherlands, the subsidiary of ...

Ziggo may follow Telenet and oppose Liberty Global bid

Published 12 Dec 2013 15:31 CET | Netherlands

Ziggo announced it's in talks with Liberty Global on a possible takeover. On 16 October, Ziggo said it rejected a preliminary approach from Liberty Global, but the two have ...

T-Mobile NL goes mobile-only, CanalDigitaal takes on triple-play with Online.nl

Published 19 Nov 2013 14:30 CET | Netherlands

T-Mobile Netherlands has agreed to sell its subsidiary Euronet, which includes the broadband provider Online.nl, to CDS Group. Rumours of a sale of Online have circulated ...

UPC wants all of Ziggo, but what about Germany?

Published 17 Oct 2013 13:21 CET | Netherlands

Dutch cable operator Ziggo announced that it rejected a takeover bid from UPC Netherlands' parent Liberty Global, its largest shareholder. After the "inadequate" initial ...

Tele2 to shake up Dutch broadband market with ambitious growth target

Published 10 Sep 2013 15:24 CET | Netherlands

Tele2 Netherlands held a presentation for analysts about its future plans on 5 September. The operator provided more information about its ambitions on the Dutch mobile and ...

Investors bet on successful America Movil bid for KPN

Published 21 Aug 2013 15:20 CET | Netherlands

KPN's share price has remained below the bid value announced by America Movil ahead of the expected launch of the offer in September. At the same KPN is moving ahead with its ...

Hyves social network likely to disappear in 2014

Published 20 Aug 2013 14:31 CET | Netherlands

Telegraaf Media Groep has given the social network Hyves until the end of this year to prove itself, before the media company takes a decision on what to do with the venture. ...

T-Mobile helps Tele2 NL get going with 4G launch

Published 15 Aug 2013 12:45 CET | Netherlands

Tele2 and T-Mobile have announced a 10-year agreement to share mobile antenna sites in the Netherlands to support the roll-out of 4G networks. Tele2 earlier said it expects ...

America Movil targets German market with KPN bid

Published 12 Aug 2013 11:36 CET | Germany, Netherlands

America Movil (AMX) has suprised the market with an unsolicited takeover bid for KPN. It's offering EUR 2.40 per share, and the offer is conditional on acquiring at least 50 ...

 




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