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MVNOs work on partnerships, roaming to realise new opportunities in IoT market

Published 03 Jun 2019 14:19 CET | Western Europe, World

The opportunities for MVNOs to take a slice of the IoT market were a prominent topic at the recent MVNO World Congress in Amsterdam. Many see great chances for MVNOs to find ...

Smart home in Western Europe: Northern countries ahead of the rest

Published 12 Dec 2017 12:43 CET | Western Europe

The northern European countries (Scandinavia, UK, Netherlands) are generally ahead of the southern ones in terms of smart home adoption and interest. Across the countries, ...

Network-based competition and regulation drive FTTH in Western Europe - just not in the Netherlands

Published 27 Jun 2017 09:40 CET | Western Europe

Governments and the EU may favour FTTH, but modernisation remains largely a private affair of telcos and cablecos. An interesting development in this respect is Vodafone's ...

Price per GB drops as bundles get bigger in Western Europe

Published 06 Jun 2017 16:41 CET | Western Europe

Telecompaper's recent report on mobile prices in Western Europe looks at a total cost of ownership to account for promotions and extra charges. However, it is also of ...

MVNOs seek growth opportunities to offset roaming impact

Published 24 May 2017 15:08 CET | Western Europe, World

Hosted by Knet365, this year's World MVNO Congress in Nice attracted over 800 participants, making it the biggest event in 16 years. Participants came from over 60 countries ...

WEurope telco incumbents: economies of scale of little help in financial performance

Published 13 Apr 2017 13:29 CET | Western Europe

The incumbent operators of six Western European countries have a strikingly similar financial profile. The growth in revenues and costs are very close. This is notable given ...

Smart buildings: the building blocks of smart cities

Published 06 Apr 2017 13:54 CET | Europe, Western Europe

With the many smart city projects taking place across Europe and in places much progress being made, there is an element which is often overlooked: the state, current and ...

Apple, Samsung and Google greatly expanded their mobile payment reach in 2016

Published 01 Jan 2017 12:08 CET | Asia, Australia, North America, Western Europe, World

The year of 2016 has seen some big steps taken in the field of mobile payment, most notably because the mobile payment systems of the three tech giants (Apple, Samsung, ...

ECB proposal to use mobile number instead of IBAN could affect mobile payment landscape

Published 08 Feb 2016 10:10 CET | Western Europe

The European Central Bank (ECB) is looking into using a mobile number or email address instead of entering an IBAN (International Bank Account Number) when using internet or ...

'Unlimited' mobile broadband no more, European operators embrace volume-based pricing

Published 09 Apr 2014 13:56 CET | Western Europe

The days of truly unlimited mobile broadband are over, as almost all operators in Western Europe have now switched to volume-based pricing. According to Telecompaper's latest ...

Adyen launches MPOS for multi-channel sales

Published 06 Dec 2012 13:30 CET | Netherlands, Western Europe

Payment services provider Adyen has launched a mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) solution, a combination of a wireless card reader, and a smartphone app. The Shuttle card reader ...

EPC publishes 2nd edition of White Paper on Mobile Payments

Published 09 Feb 2012 13:04 CET | Western Europe

The European Payments Council (EPC) recently published the second edition of its 'White Paper on Mobile Payments'. The EPC sees mobile phones as the ideal channel for ...

KPN Q4: performance by division

Published 25 Jan 2012 16:27 CET | Netherlands, Western Europe

We look at the operational developments at each of KPN's divisions in Q4 2011. Underlying revenues and EBITDA exclude the impact of regulatory changes. ...

EC launches Green Paper Consultation regarding card, internet and mobile payments

Published 12 Jan 2012 11:43 CET | Western Europe

The European Commission has launched a Green Paper aiming to achieve an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payments. The paper looks at various current ...

KPN loses CFO at painful moment

Published 04 Jan 2012 17:32 CET | Netherlands, Western Europe

KPN has seen a wave of bad news since the departure of Ad Scheepbouwer and arrival of new CEO Eelco Blok in April 2011. The resignation of the Dutch operator's CFO and the ...

Are Apps the way forward for mobile banking?

Published 27 Oct 2011 09:17 CET | United States, Western Europe

More and more banks in many countries have been setting up mobile banking apps, for both iPhone and Android, allowing customers to go beyond checking their balances, but also ...

Can Japan's mobile payment experience be exported?

Published 17 Jun 2010 10:30 CET | Japan, United States, Western Europe

Japan is known for it success with mobile payments, especially via contactless technology. This of course leads to questions about whether that success can be exported to ...