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Opportunity knocks for new MNO in Germany

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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 ...

Europe lagging in LTE roll-out - is it really so bad?

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 ...

Ziggo's mobile strategy: virtual and over-the-top

26 Apr 2013 12:31 CET | Netherlands

Dutch cable operator Ziggo is opening up its customers' Wi-Fi modems for shared access with other subscribers. After a successful trial of the service in the northern city of ...

Facebook joins the mobile value chain

05 Apr 2013 11:40 CET | World

Facebook is increasingly profiling itself as a mobile-focused organisation, offering a mobile experience distinct from the social network on desktops and laptops. This is no ...

AT&T interest in Vodafone unlikely

02 Apr 2013 15:40 CET | World

According to the Financial Times, Verizon and AT&T are preparing a joint bid for Vodafone. They are reportedly ready to offer around 260 pence per share, the equivalent of ...

BlackBerry worries not over as customer loyalty erodes

29 Mar 2013 12:00 CET | World

BlackBerry has surprised with a small profit in its latest quarter and a good start with the new Z10 smartphone. However, the Canadian company's worries are far from over, as ...

T-Mobile USA sets its own course as 'un-carrier'

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 ...

Battle for emerging markets on display at MWC

05 Mar 2013 13:38 CET | World

Smartphone adoption in emerging markets has long been held back by high prices and limited subsidies from operators. Thanks to a growing focus at leading handset makers on ...

Firefox OS: a new candidate for third place after Apple and Android

26 Feb 2013 12:18 CET | World

Just as the mobile operating system market appears to be a fait accompli, with iOS (Apple) and Android (Google) the winners, a new candidate for third place has emerged: ...

 




3.2%
of the households are connected to the FTTH network of CIF
Netherlands  |  2014 Q2