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Weekly news summary: Iliad expands to Poland, Amazon intros new devices and services

Published 28 Sep 2020 10:33 CET | World

The big news of the past week was Iliad's expansion to Poland. The move suggests other markets may face the French challenger soon, such as the Netherlands and Belgium. ...

Weekly news summary: mmWave innovations, advertising at Bouygues and AT&T, Spark strategy update, another telco goes private

Published 21 Sep 2020 12:01 CET | World

This week's news shows mmWave starting to gain traction in the 5G market, along with steady progress in fibre, with more money in France and Sweden and a jump to 2 Gbps at ...

Weekly news summary: 3 new 5G networks, Altice Europe to go private and TP webinar on digital regulation

Published 14 Sep 2020 11:39 CET | World

The past week's news included the launch of three new 5G networks, as well as new 5G services for drone monitoring and broadcasting. New hardware came from Orbis, which ...

Weekly news summary: Italy works on national network, Vodafone sorts out India and Salt sues Liberty

Published 07 Sep 2020 14:02 CET | World

The creation of a national fibre operator in Italy is finally underway, while Liechtenstein is leading the world in broadband, with an average download speed of 230 Mbps. In ...

Weekly news summary: the rise of virtual operators, all-IP box from Liberty Global and Eurofiber up for sale

Published 31 Aug 2020 13:25 CET | World

The past week's news showed the continued rise of open networks and virtual service providers. However, not everyone can be number one or two on the crowded European markets. ...

Weekly news summary: BT guards against takeovers, Orange seeks investors in Poland, takeover in Romania

Published 24 Aug 2020 12:12 CET | World

Last week's news ended with BT reportedly preparing for a possible hostile takeover bid, after the fall in its share price. Other news mainly involved 5G developments, while ...

Liberty Global becomes FMC player - only Poland, Slovakia and Ireland yet to embrace mobile

Published 20 Aug 2020 15:31 CET | Europe

Cable operator Liberty Global has chosen for fixed-mobile convergence in a new country, in a deal to buy Swiss mobile operator Sunrise. After similar mergers in Belgium, the ...

Covid crisis accelerates telecom sector's adoption of digital customer service, eSims

Published 17 Aug 2020 16:43 CET | World

Six months since Covid-19 started to spread around the world, the telecom business is already starting to look a bit different. Many operators have reported a surge in ...

Weekly news summary: Sunrise and UPC come together again, Epic Games challenges Apple, Google

Published 17 Aug 2020 10:06 CET | World

Liberty Global's takeover bid for Switzerland's Sunrise was the most important telecom news of the past week. Epic Games taking on Apple and Google's app store policies was ...

Weekly news summary: more 5G auctions and SVoD services on the way; TikTok under fire in US

Published 10 Aug 2020 14:45 CET | World

News came from across the telecom spectrum in the past week, from new devices at Samsung to details on the next 5G auctions. Amazon is subject to another competition ...

Weekly news summary: big FTTH plans, 3 new 5G networks, a shorter theatrical window, tech platforms under fire

Published 03 Aug 2020 10:41 CET | World

While the past week's news was rich in quarterly reports, there was also some important network news. A number of telcos announced large FTTH roll-outs and three more 5G ...

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 ...

Proximus targets return to growth with new broadband strategy after market share falls

Published 07 Apr 2020 09:37 CET | Belgium

Belgian operator Proximus has updated its strategy, following the appointment of new management at the end of 2019. Similar to other incumbents, it sees a need to accelerate ...

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. ...

Time running out for T-Systems CEO to turn around business

Published 10 Dec 2019 12:29 CET | Germany

Deutsche Telekom is struggling to fix unresolved issues at T-Systems. In the latest turn of events, the CEO of the subsidiary Adel Al-Saleh has seen his contract extended for ...

Vodafone leads European consolidation, Liberty Global to focus on UK, others retreat or form new breeds of competitors

Published 01 Aug 2019 15:10 CET | Europe

Vodafone's takeover of four country operations from Liberty Global is an important development for the European telecoms sector. Still, the market remains fragmented with ...

Tele2 retreats to Sweden, has the alternative operator model failed in Europe?

Published 24 Jun 2019 14:27 CET | Europe

Tele2 appears close to completing its exit from Europe and retreating to its home market Sweden. Only Germany and the Baltics remain in its portfolio, plus a minority stake ...

Proximus looks to shore up market share with new brand strategy, TV services

Published 13 Jun 2019 16:32 CET | Belgium

Proximus had a 44.0 percent share of service revenues on the Belgian telecom market in Q1 2019. Its share was down 0.9 percent points from a year earlier, while Orange ...

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. ...

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 ...

Smart cities: more than new technologies, transparency for residents essential

Published 05 Dec 2018 13:09 CET | Netherlands

Two significant obstacles to smart city implementation are that local governments mostly operate in silos and are subject to (generally) four-year election and budget ...

KPN Capital Markets Day 2018: all the news, targets, plans and more for the period 2019-2021

Published 30 Nov 2018 11:14 CET | Netherlands

We have compiled all the news, data, targets and more from KPN's 2018 Capital Markets Day. Our overview draws on the press release, presentation and comments from the day, ...