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New CFO, board may steer KPN to calmer waters

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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 ...

America Movil targets German market with KPN bid

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 ...

KPN sale of E-Plus long expected, but raises questions on strategy

23 Jul 2013 12:17 CET | Germany

KPN has agreed to sell its German mobile operator E-Plus to Telefonica. The Dutch operator will receive EUR 5 billion cash as well as a 17.6 percent stake in Telefonica ...

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 ...

Vodafone takes the lead in consolidation

17 Jun 2013 15:25 CET | Germany

Vodafone has confirmed its long-rumoured interest in Kabel Deutschland. While no price was mentioned, KDG has a market capitalisation of EUR 6.6 billion, and a premium of ...

Ziggo: RGU losses continue in Q1

18 Mar 2013 17:05 CET | Netherlands

Ziggo announced the refinancing of a credit facility worth EUR 800 million, which could be extended further. At the same time, it reiterated its guidance for 2013: EBITDA ...

Why did Ziggo's board ask Obermann to become CEO?

14 Mar 2013 15:07 CET | Netherlands

The Netherlands' largest cable operator Ziggo announced that Rene Obermann, until the end of this year CEO of Deutsche Telekom, will take over from Bernard Dijkhijzen next ...

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 ...

America Movil backs KPN, but its intentions still unclear

21 Feb 2013 13:04 CET | Netherlands

KPN and America Movil, which holds 29.8 percent stake in the Dutch operator, have announced a partnership ...

Preview KPN/Tele2: focus on share issue, 4G plans

04 Feb 2013 14:42 CET | Belgium, Germany, Netherlands

KPN and Tele2 Netherlands will on 5 February present their fourth-quarter results. In this brief, we highlight the important points, namely the results themselves and the ...

Yelo targets Skype, BT goes for whole OTT market

16 Jan 2013 15:08 CET | World

Yeloworld has launched a mobile voice app, called Yelo. Yeloworld is a start-up found by entrepreneurs with a track record in Hong Kong and the Netherlands. The Yelo app (not ...

 




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