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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 ...

Youfone not so ambitious with TV launch, innovation will be key

Published 14 Sep 2017 15:42 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch MVNO Youfone has entered the TV market with its service YoufoneTV. A surprising move given the cord-cutting trend. The company will need to keep innovating to make ...

Dutch consumers less interested in fast broadband, reliability more important

Published 11 Sep 2017 16:53 CET | Netherlands

Dutch consumers appear increasingly less concerned with having faster broadband, as average speeds have increased in recent years. In 2013, almost a quarter said they wanted ...

UK wakes up to full fibre

Published 24 Aug 2017 15:50 CET | United Kingdom

The UK market appears to be experiencing a realisation that the 'superfast fibre' rolled out by BT in recent years might not be the ultimate in broadband experience. This may ...

Sharing cities: European project aims for holistic smart city development

Published 24 Aug 2017 13:18 CET | Europe

After the EU's call for smart city projects Sharing Cities was one of the projects chosen to show that holistic smart city developments, i.e. in collaboration amongst cities, ...

Dutch report sees business case for wholesale cable access

Published 18 Aug 2017 14:20 CET | Netherlands

WIK Consulting has researched the options for newcomers on the Dutch fixed networks, in a report commissioned by the regulator ACM. The study looks at options for access on ...

Fixed line still has a place in the home

Published 15 Aug 2017 14:07 CET | Netherlands

Nearly eight in ten (79%) of Dutch consumers have both fixed and mobile numbers. While the fixed line stil has a clear place in the home, its use is declining. ...

Netflix and Disney take opposite directions in OTT market, while Amazon and TV operators become super aggregators

Published 11 Aug 2017 12:23 CET | World

The streaming video industry is not taking any vacation this summer judging by the flurry of announcements in recent days. While the traditional players - the content ...

Third of households interested in cutting cord for new NLziet OTT TV service

Published 09 Aug 2017 12:27 CET | Netherlands

A third of Dutch consumers (32%) are interested enough in the new OTT TV offer from NLziet to consider cancelling their current TV subscription. The cheaper price is the main ...

Amazon Q2: expansion dampens cash position but new peak expected in Q4

Published 01 Aug 2017 17:00 CET | World

Amazon reported sales up to USD 38 billion in the second quarter, buts its profits and outlook disappointed market expectations. The revenue growth and gross margin ...

Fewer downloaders as streaming services become more popular

Published 11 Jul 2017 13:42 CET | Netherlands

The number of Dutch consumers downloading free digital content has fallen to around a quarter of the total. That compares to 41 percent at the end of 2018. According to the ...

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 ...

ThermoSmart CEO: no end to new applications for smart thermostats

Published 26 Jun 2017 13:06 CET | Netherlands, World

The Dutch start-up ThermoSmart is growing quickly and looking for ways to differentiate its offer on the smart home market. The company's new CEO Ewald Rietberg talked to ...

ACM report suggests KPN misinformed shareholders on costs of pair bonding

Published 16 Jun 2017 11:43 CET | Netherlands

The conflicting priorities of incumbent operators was illustrated recently in a consultation published by the Dutch regulator ACM. A company like KPN faces on the one hand ...

Caiw's revenues grow to more than EUR 100 million in 2016

Published 14 Jun 2017 11:35 CET | Netherlands

The revenues of Dutch cable and fibre service provider Caiw have grown by 8.3 percent during 2016 to EUR 107.8 million. At the same time, the EBITDA grew by 7.1 percent to ...

Vitens: IoT turns water utility into real-time data company

Published 09 Jun 2017 12:01 CET | Netherlands

Water company Vitens is evolving into a 'data-driven' organisation, embracing new technology. The company could be considered a pioneer among water companies when it comes to ...

Amazon Channels expands to Europe: how to put the customer first

Published 29 May 2017 13:38 CET | Germany, United Kingdom, World

Amazon is expanding its service Amazon Channels to the UK, Germany and Austria. Offered as part of Amazon Prime Video, it's expected to help grow Prime subscriptions. To ...

 




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