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OTT apps launch new attack on telecom sector

Published 29 Apr 2015 16:35 CET | World

The communications market is changing. The days of just calls and SMS are over, and new forms of communication are emerging, such as social networking (Facebook), ...

German auction: it's about 900/1,800 MHz bands not 700 MHz

Published 23 Apr 2015 16:08 CET | Germany

German network regulator BNA unveiled that the planned multi-spectrum auction including 700 MHz spectrum will take place on 27 May. The three participants are the mobile ...

Base sale to Telenet forces Mobistar into challenger role

Published 20 Apr 2015 15:39 CET | Belgium

Telenet's proposed acquisition of Base will result in considerable changes to the mobile market in Belgium, especially for Mobistar. Telenet is currently an important ...

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 ...

WhatsApp Voice: a nice add-on for 700 mln users

Published 18 Mar 2015 13:15 CET | World

Recent reports have suggested WhatsApp has started testing the new service WhatsApp Voice with a selected group of users. A launch was expected in Q1, but it's not yet clear ...

Base for sale: Altice, Iliad, Tele2 most likely bidders

Published 05 Mar 2015 12:44 CET | Belgium

KPN has put its Belgian unit Base up for sale again, according to Bloomberg. The Dutch operator tried in 2012 to sell Base, but did not attract the desired price, reportedly ...

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 ...

OnePlus: strong niche player or victim of its own success?

Published 21 Oct 2014 12:48 CET | World

OnePlus will launch in 2015 a second smartphone, called the OnePlus 2. This is expected to have a smaller screen than the 5.5-inch display of the OnePlus 1. Will OnePlus be ...

Opportunity knocks for new MNO in Germany

Published 22 Apr 2014 10:17 CET | Germany

Telefonica Germany is reportedly willing to offer a comfortable start to a fourth mobile network operator if its takeover of E-Plus is approved. The operator has reportedly ...

What's left for Bouygues?

Published 07 Apr 2014 15:07 CET | France

Vivendi has decided to sell its telecom unit SFR to Altice, active in the French market with its cable unit Numericable. Vivendi's chairman, Jean-Marie Fourtou, stated in Les ...

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 ...

Facebook buys a winner with WhatsApp

Published 20 Feb 2014 17:54 CET | World

Facebook is buying WhatsApp for in total USD 19 billion. The price includes USD 4 billion cash and the remainder in stock. This gives WhatsApp owners and employees 7.9 ...

You can set your clock by the new iPhone

Published 14 Feb 2014 15:51 CET | World

Apple holds an iPhone event every year, and this is likely to take place in September this year again. Rumours of its new device are already starting to gather steam, driven ...

Lenovo may over-estimate Motorola potential

Published 31 Jan 2014 12:33 CET | World

The world's biggest PC maker, Lenovo, hopes to do the same soon with mobile devices. The Chinese company hopes to become the biggest smartphone supplier, but its ambition is ...

NSN starts search for growth

Published 22 Jan 2014 14:57 CET | World

As Nokia approaches the completion of the sale of its handset division to Microsoft, the attention is shifting to Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), which will form the core ...

Apple's cheap iPhone not so cheap

Published 13 Sep 2013 16:05 CET | World

Contrary to expectations, Apple has not launched a much cheaper version of the iPhone. The new iPhone 5C without a service contract will cost USD 549 for the 16GB version or ...

Microsoft-Nokia deal: a logical step

Published 03 Sep 2013 14:28 CET | World

Few could be surprised by Microsoft's takeover of Nokia's mobile phone business. Since the two signed a partnership agreement in early 2011, Windows Phone has been growing ...

Nokia should not launch a Windows RT tablet

Published 27 Aug 2013 13:30 CET | World

Growing sales of its Lumia smartphones and the increasing popularity of the Windows Phone platform appear to have driven Nokia to look at the tablet market. The company is ...

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 ...

KPN: bad move bypassing America Movil with E-Plus sale

Published 29 Jul 2013 13:45 CET | Germany, Netherlands

America Movil has abandoned its shareholders agreement with KPN. Signed in February this year, the original agreement followed the Mexican company acquiring an almost 30 ...

Nokia builds on imaging strategy with the Lumia 1020

Published 15 Jul 2013 14:08 CET | World

The first mobile phone with a camera function was the Sharp J-SH04, launched around ten years ago. Considered a gimmick at the time, imaging is now one of the most important ...

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 ...

KPN follows competition in own way with new mobile plans

Published 14 Jun 2013 12:32 CET | Netherlands

KPN is introducing new mobile subscriptions from 01 July, completely revamping its existing offer. Under the current offers, customers can put together their own bundle of ...

 




EUR 1.60
Total blended mobile ARPU down EUR 1.60
France  |  2014 Q4