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Nearly half Dutch households have smart TVs, one in five own 4K TV

Published 12 Apr 2021 15:12 CET | Netherlands

Nearly half the Dutch had a smart TV at the end of 2020 and almost one in five had a 4K TV, according to research by Telecompaper. The share with a smart TV rose by 5 percent ...

KPN takeover rumours resurface as low valuation attracts fibre investors

Published 08 Apr 2021 14:24 CET | Netherlands

A new report in the Wall Street Journal suggests that EQT and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners are preparing a takeover bid for KPN. Pending due diligence, they could launch ...

Inmarsat wants to continue using 3.5 GHz band in Burum

Published 25 Mar 2021 10:04 CET | Netherlands, World

Dutch security services are moving from the satellite earth station in Burum to make room for mobile networks and 5G in the 3.5 GHz band. However, there is already a ...

DSL customers most interested in switch to fibre broadband

Published 09 Mar 2021 11:31 CET | Netherlands

DSL customers are the most interested in switching to fibre broadband, according to the latest survey by the Telecompaper Consumer Insights Panel. DSL customers were much ...

VodafoneZiggo Q4 review: revenue growth barely positive, margin up slightly, higher dividend in 2021

Published 22 Feb 2021 14:15 CET | Netherlands

VodafoneZiggo exceeded its own forecasts with its Q4 report. Ziggo is losing customers while Vodafone adds them, but the ARPUs tell a different story, with revenues up at ...

KPN Q4 review: targets met, outlook maintained

Published 09 Feb 2021 14:10 CET | Netherlands

KPN met its full-year outlook with its Q4 results. As a result, the targets for the period to 2023 are maintained, along with the recently updated strategy. The Dutch ...

VodafoneZiggo shareholder agreement allows sale to third party from 1 January

Published 30 Dec 2020 14:14 CET | Netherlands

The end of this month represents an important moment for VodafoneZiggo. According to the Shareholder Agreement between Liberty Global and the Vodafone Group, the company can ...

Wrap-up Q3: VodafoneZiggo leads revenue growth while potential KPN bid hangs over market

Published 23 Nov 2020 14:50 CET | Netherlands

In terms of numbers, T-Mobile performed the best in the Netherlands in Q3. Mobile ARPUs continued to fall, while fixed ARPUs increase thanks to annual price hikes. Altogether ...

TP:Notes - EQT considers bid for KPN to consolidate Dutch fibre market

Published 12 Oct 2020 16:46 CET | Netherlands

Summary: Sweden-based private equity investor EQT is considering a takeover bid for Dutch operator KPN, Bloomberg has reported. The process is still at an early stage, ...

Dutch 5G auction preview: only 3 bidders means 3 winners

Published 15 Jun 2020 15:41 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch 5G spectrum auction is planned for 29 June, with three participants. With no newcomers like Tele2 in 2012, the auction is expected to have few surprises, as the ...

VodafoneZiggo Q1: good results thanks to rising cable ARPU, postpaid growth

Published 11 May 2020 12:23 CET | Netherlands

VodafoneZiggo reported a good first quarter, with growth and even some records. A closer look shows the growth is coming from an increase in cable ARPU and a growing share of ...

Covid-19 to have long-lasting impact on business telecom market

Published 02 Apr 2020 15:02 CET | Europe, Netherlands, World

The immense, sudden impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic has created enormous challenges for businesses, governments and especially the care sector. This has led to ...

Q4 roundup: Vodafone, T-Mobile growth costs KPN, key questions await sector

Published 05 Mar 2020 14:42 CET | Netherlands

VodafoneZiggo and T-Mobile Netherlands continued to grow on the broadband and postpaid markets in the fourth quarter of 2019, while KPN lost ground due to its transition to a ...

KPN Q4 report shows cost savings, divestments supporting dividend and possible company split

Published 17 Feb 2020 13:16 CET | Netherlands

KPN reported annual results slightly below expectations. While the Dutch operator maintained its three-year targets, there were mainly negative points in its latest results. ...

KPN-Ziggo dominance prevails after 10 years of consolidation on Dutch market

Published 16 Jan 2020 11:54 CET | Netherlands

The combined market share of incumbent KPN and cable operator Ziggo remains around 80 percent on the Dutch fixed market, despite numerous smaller players trying to break open ...

Ziggo, KIJK, NLziet lead growth on Dutch video market in 2019

Published 09 Jan 2020 12:41 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch watched more video content in 2019, as the number of on-demand providers increased. Many of the existing video services showed growth in customer numbers, according ...

Can the studio majors do without the traditional distribution system?

Published 08 Jul 2019 18:05 CET | Netherlands, World

The media sector is on the eve of major changes. Apple, Disney, WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal are coming with new streaming services from the fall. What do we know so far? ...

Smart City in the Netherlands: difficult to get past the pilot phase

Published 28 Jun 2019 13:21 CET | Netherlands

More and more pilots and projects in the smart city sphere are being announced each day, but broader smart city implementations are still struggling to get off the ground. At ...

Dutch fibre operators ready to cover over 900,000 more homes

Published 28 Jun 2019 12:44 CET | Netherlands

Competition is heating up the Dutch FTTH market since the end of 2018, underlined by KPN's recent announcement to roll out in The Hague where T-Mobile is also launching. Will ...

No-frills segment more than doubles Dutch mobile market share in ten years

Published 27 May 2019 15:46 CET | Netherlands

The no-frills providers are characterised by simple offers without any extras. Although they focus on offering good prices, they aren't necessarily the cheapest in the ...

T-Mobile partners institutional investors to bring FTTH advantages to customers

Published 17 May 2019 11:27 CET | Netherlands

T-Mobile Netherlands sees bigger opportunities on the Dutch market if it expands its fixed-line services, the company told Telecompaper in an interview. It has signed up new ...

Netherlands top 3 operators see revenues fall, but dividends safe as margins improve in Q1

Published 14 May 2019 17:36 CET | Netherlands

Revenues at the top three operators in the Netherlands - KPN, VodafoneZiggo and T-Mobile - reached EUR 2.79 billion in the first quarter, down 1.9 percent on a year earlier. ...

Wrap-up video market: new streaming services to accelerate cord-cutting

Published 13 May 2019 12:35 CET | Netherlands, World

The top three players in the Netherlands lost a net 10,000 TV customers in the first quarter. While some may have switched to smaller providers, cord-cutting is also having ...

KPN Q4: time to gather forces for a response to Docsis 3.1

Published 01 Feb 2019 12:32 CET | Netherlands

KPN's fourth-quarter results offered few surprises and the company left its outlook unchanged. Revenues are still falling slowly, while the margin is more or less stable. ...

Dutch market set for new make-up in 2019 but revenues to keep falling

Published 24 Dec 2018 15:13 CET | Netherlands

The third quarter showed some signs of improvement on the Dutch telecom market. There is growth in the multiplay and TV/video markets. Revenues from mass market broadband are ...