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Dutch consumer interest in fibre broadband wanes

Published 05 Sep 2018 13:53 CET | Netherlands

The roll-out of fibre broadband in the Netherlands picked up in the past year, after two years of low investment. However, consumer interest in fibre showed a small drop over ...

Amazon breaks all records in Q2, with high growth in AWS, Prime, advertising

Published 27 Jul 2018 15:21 CET | World

Amazon's long-term strategy is paying off, based on its Q2 results. With its relentless focus on low prices and cash flow, Amazon has grown to a share of 5 percent of the ...

Alphabet Q2: ad business running at full steam, EU fine serves as warning

Published 25 Jul 2018 13:10 CET | World

Alphabet managed to maintain growth of over 20 percent in Q2 2018. While the gross margin fell and the EU fine put a dent in the operating margin, the result was still over ...

Too soon for internet-only, but operators ready

Published 18 Jun 2018 12:54 CET | Netherlands

The number of streaming OTT services continues to grow. The American content players are expanding abroad, while the telecom operators focus on their TV Everywhere apps to ...

How Ziggo became the largest provider on Dutch broadband, fixed telephony and TV markets

Published 05 Jun 2018 13:45 CET | Netherlands

Ziggo became the largest fixed telephony provider in the Netherlands during the fourth quarter of 2017. With that feat, the cable operator is now the largest provider of ...

Eurofiber reports EBITDA growth of 8.3% to EUR 79.5 million in 2017

Published 24 Apr 2018 14:18 CET | Benelux, Netherlands

Netherlands-based fibre network operator Eurofiber Holding has generated revenues of EUR 141.4 million during 2017, up by 7 percent compared with EUR 132.2 million in 2016, ...

OTT players prepare new attack on video market

Published 23 Apr 2018 15:02 CET | Netherlands

Anyone thinking Netflix may be approaching saturation point is mistaken. The OTT market is still in full development, with new services and distribution models set to shake ...

Over half Dutch own smart TV, purchase intentions increasing

Published 16 Apr 2018 15:08 CET | Netherlands

Smart TV penetration continues to grow in the Netherlands and has reached around half of households, according to the latest research from Telecompaper. The share of ...

Spotify guidance disappoints, as YouTube prepares to step up the competition in music market

Published 29 Mar 2018 16:23 CET | World

Spotify has issued guidance for its Q1 and 2018 results, ahead of its stock market listing on 03 April. What's the outlook for the company, based on its financials and the ...

Wi-Fi usage starts to fall as consumers take up 4G, bigger data plans

Published 20 Mar 2018 16:49 CET | Netherlands, World

What's the future for Wi-Fi? Will there still be a place for a service being outpaced by mobile technology? Anyone who ever turns off the Wi-Fi on their phone and switches to ...

Spotify stock listing: still not self-financing, but prospects appear good

Published 15 Mar 2018 12:37 CET | World

Spotify is expected to list on the stock market in the first week of April, through a direct listing. That means no new shares will be sold. The company is still loss-making ...

Dutch open cable proposal promising - unless market backs KPN and ACM holds out for FTTH

Published 28 Feb 2018 11:57 CET | Netherlands

Dutch regulator ACM has released a draft analysis for the fixed broadband market, designating both KPN and VodafoneZiggo dominant players for the first time. If approved, the ...

UPC, Sky shake up Swiss TV market

Published 18 Jan 2018 14:30 CET | Switzerland

The Swiss TV market has seen some major developments in the past year, starting with the introduction of MySports by UPC Switzerland. This was followed by the launch of an ...

Online video over the TV goes mainstream in Netherlands

Published 10 Jan 2018 16:29 CET | Netherlands

Over two-thirds of Dutch households had TVs connected to the internet at the end of 2017. The share increased 2 percent points over the year to 68 percent, according to a ...

Why does Germany still own a third of Deutsche Telekom?

Published 05 Jan 2018 11:33 CET | Germany

In the early 1980s, the German government had a plan to replace every phone line in the country with fibre optics. If it had gone ahead with the plan, all of (west) Germany ...

Telfort VDSL customers least interested in fibre, KPN customers do want to switch

Published 05 Jan 2018 10:41 CET | Netherlands

VDSL customers at Telfort are the least interested on the Dutch market in switching to fibre broadband. Over a third (36%) of Telfort customers said they aren't interested in ...

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, ...

Cable upgrade to Docsis 3.1 puts pressure on KPN to resume FTTH roll-out

Published 29 Nov 2017 16:53 CET | Europe, Netherlands

Fibre roll-outs are gaining pace around Europe. Several countries are migrating steadily to fibre, and some are showing an acceleration in the adoption of fibre access ...

Vrv offers new distribution model for OTT services

Published 27 Nov 2017 12:55 CET | World

On-demand media consumption is leading to fragmentation in the range of video services on offer in the market. In addition to telecom operators and Amazon, Vrv is a new ...

Smart home market still small in Europe, but with many players pushing it forward adoption will rise

Published 09 Nov 2017 13:51 CET | Europe

The smart home market in Europe is still in its early days, with few households owning connected products. However, a wide range of players in the value chain are pushing ...

Google moves deeper into payment services

Published 25 Oct 2017 12:55 CET | World

Google is introducing a new option for online payment on third-party websites and apps. Customers can 'Pay with Google', using any of the credit or debit cards added to their ...

Netflix: a race against the clock, in complete Hollywood style

Published 17 Oct 2017 16:35 CET | World

Netflix's quarterly results were better than its outlook, and its ARPU also increased. The all-important cash burn was at a relatively low level, helped by the sale of ...

Predictive analysis, new business models propel IoT forward

Published 29 Sep 2017 14:09 CET | World

The number of IoT deployments in all sectors continues to grow, from agriculture to industrial to consumer. Mobile operators have long been involved, having been offering M2M ...

More Dutch consumers interested in 4G as fixed broadband replacement

Published 29 Sep 2017 11:12 CET | Netherlands

A growing number of Dutch consumers consider 4G as a possible alternative to a fixed internet connection. Research by the Telecompaper Consumer Insights panel in April found ...

Ikea brings smart home to the masses

Published 25 Sep 2017 14:26 CET | Netherlands, World

Ikea started selling a few months ago smart lighting in an attempt to make its mark on the emerging smart home market. The Swedish company has several more smart products in ...