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

Monday 7 April 2014 | 14:36 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
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 equipped 3,000 masts with LTE, covering 95 percent of the population. So that means it still has to cover the last 5 percent. While most of these people are in remote areas, the operator will also be able to benefit from LTE as a fixed-line replacement in those places. 

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