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Apple Music no slam dunk

Published 01 Jul 2015 11:51 CET | World

Apple launched its long-awaited service Apple Music on 30 June. The big question is whether the service will catch on. Can Apple Music surpass the competition? Will all ...

Ad market offers operators opportunity for counter-attack

Published 26 Jun 2015 11:58 CET | World

The telecom sector is under pressure; revenues are falling due to the weak economy, regulation and competition. Traditional services are becoming commodities, especially ...

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, ...

What's next for Belgium: a return of the Orange brand or structural separation?

Published 10 Jun 2015 23:03 CET | Belgium

Mobistar is under pressure in the Belgian market. On the mobile markt, it will be the number three behind Proximus and Telenet, once the latter absorbs Base. And access to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Convergence may drive Orange, KPN from Belgian market

Published 29 Sep 2014 14:53 CET | Belgium

Belgian cable operator Telenet has announced it does not plan any upcoming shareholders remuneration. The announcement led to speculation the company is holding onto its cash ...

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, ...

AT&T takeover of DirecTV: a defensive move via horizontal integration

Published 20 May 2014 13:17 CET | Latin America, United States

AT&T and DirecTV have reached agreement on a merger. AT&T is offering USD 67.1 billion in cash and shares as well as taking over USD 18.6 billion in debt from DirecTV. This ...

Telenet annual growth targets are too ambitious

Published 12 May 2014 14:09 CET | Belgium

Telenet maintained its full-year 2014 outlook despite reporting weak Q1 results. Revenues grew by 3 percent in the first quarter, and adjusted EBITDA was up 18 percent (or 12 ...

Is Base a core activity for KPN?

Published 12 May 2014 13:00 CET | Belgium

Reports in the Belgian press suggest that cable operator Altice is interested in acquiring KPN's Belgium unit Base. No details on the price or stage of the talks were ...

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. ...

What the expansion of the OTT sector means for the telecom sector

Published 20 Mar 2014 09:29 CET | World

WhatsApp recently announced plans to add voice to its popular messaging app. Google and Line are now following, with Google Hangouts (according to rumours) and the Line chat ...

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 ...

Amazon: from retail to wholesale

Published 14 Jan 2014 13:05 CET | World

Amazon gave a number of interesting statistics in a recent press release. These make clear that Amazon, the same as the telecom incumbents of the world, is suffering from a ...

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 ...

Vodafone exits US - what will it buy now?

Published 03 Sep 2013 12:46 CET | United States, World

Vodafone has agreed to allow Verizon to buy out its 45 percent stake in their joint venture Verizon Wireless, for USD 130 billion. As part of the deal, Vodafone will also ...

Is broadband immune to commoditisation?

Published 28 Aug 2013 12:19 CET | World

Amazon has tested a wireless network in California, using spectrum from satellite company Globalstar, Bloomberg reported. This story is part of a bigger trend, in which ...

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 ...

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 ...

 




EUR 1.17 billion
Mobile services market revenues
Netherlands  |  2015 Q1