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2018: the end of consolidation and the start of 5G

Published 21 Nov 2017 15:27 CET | Netherlands

The best forecast for tomorrow's weather is . . . the same as today. The same holds for the telecom sector: some of the same trends will continue in 2018, from network ...

KPN grows households served in Q3 - helped by Solcon takeover

Published 30 Oct 2017 12:32 CET | Netherlands

KPN had another difficult quarter in Q3, as revenues continued to fall and costs struggled to match the decline. A positive point was that the number of households started to ...

Facebook in it for the long haul with Oculus and TIP

Published 16 Oct 2017 13:56 CET | World

The internet majors are all developing more hardware, but what about Facebook? In general, the focus in on CPE (customer premises equipment), from smartphones to smart ...

The risks of a multi-play strategy

Published 13 Oct 2017 11:01 CET | World

The market trend is towards bundling and selling multi-play service packages, but at the same time cord-cutting is driving a move towards broadband-only (single play). Both ...

Amazon, Google, Facebook step up competition in CPE market

Published 28 Sep 2017 17:07 CET | World

Google is acquiring personnel and assets from HTC, while Amazon is expanding further its range of smart home devices. The internet majors' expansion in the hardware market is ...

Swiss/Austrian telecoms in Q2: a flat but highly profitable market

Published 30 Aug 2017 18:49 CET | Austria, Switzerland

The top seven of the combined Swiss/Austrian telecoms markets, excluding Salt Mobile, had almost stable revenues in Q2 of 2017 of EUR 3.97 billion. This includes the negative ...

Dutch telecom market Q2: big differences in operator performance, free cash flow at high level

Published 14 Aug 2017 16:53 CET | Netherlands

The top four operators in the Dutch telecom market generated combined sales of EUR 2.96 billion in the second quarter, down 1.1 percent from a year earlier. This is the third ...

Belgian market Q2: no growth at top 3 operators while capex rises to 23% of revenue

Published 11 Aug 2017 17:05 CET | Belgium, Luxembourg

The top three operators in the Belgian market - Proximus, Telenet and Orange - generated combined sales of EUR 2.046 billion in the second quarter, little changed (+0.1%) ...

KPN Q2 review: bundling effect positive but slowing in Consumer, negative in Business

Published 31 Jul 2017 12:59 CET | Netherlands

KPN showed little improvement in its sales trends in Q2 2017. Adjusted revenues fell 3.2 percent and were down 2.1 percent at the domestic activities. Profits were still up ...

KPN Q2 preview: focus on enterprise division, impact of unlimited data and RLAH

Published 20 Jul 2017 11:59 CET | Netherlands

KPN will present its second-quarter results on 26 July. The market consensus is revenues of EUR 1.63 billion and EBITDA of EUR 570 million. The big question is whether ...

Berec criticises EC proposals for deregulation

Published 24 May 2017 16:26 CET | Europe

The European Commission wants to stimulate investment in the telecom sector by relaxing some regulation, according to a paper from Berec, the assembly of national telecom ...

Google I/O: focus on AI, object recognition with products for AR, smart home and . . . telephony

Published 24 May 2017 16:11 CET | World

Google I/O, the company's annual conference for developers, has once again delivered for consumers, even if last year's edition was perhaps a bit more rich, with new products ...

Romania leads in cash flow generation among Vodafone's smaller markets

Published 19 May 2017 15:03 CET | Albania, Czech Republic, Europe, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, Romania

Vodafone reported on the Q4 and full year 2017 results. Based on the financials of the larger entities and a number of assumptions we have been able to piece together the ...

Berec calls for tools to fight 'non-monopolies'

Published 18 May 2017 16:53 CET | Europe

Berec has analysed the European Commission's proposals for the telecom sector. In September 2016, the Commission unveiled its plans for a new Electronic Communications Code, ...

Belgian market Q1: Orange growth in fixed leads to first organic revenue fall at Telenet

Published 17 May 2017 13:59 CET | Belgium

The top three operators in Belgium booked a 4.9 percent annual increase in their combined sales in the first quarter, to EUR 2.034 billion. The growth was flattered by ...

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 ...

French telecom market Q4: Orange stable market leader, small recovery at SFR and Bouygues, Iliad still going strong

Published 30 Mar 2017 14:58 CET | France

France's top four telecom operators generated revenues of EUR 10.2 billion in revenues in the last quarter of 2016, up 2.8 percent from a year earlier. EBITDA rose a stronger ...

Belgian telecom market Q4: Telenet strongest as Proximus looks to FTTH, Orange to cable

Published 23 Mar 2017 16:51 CET | Belgium

The top three Belgian operators generated total revenues of EUR 2.078 billion in Q4 2016. After correcting for Telenet's takeover of Base at the start of the year, underlying ...

Dutch telecom market Q4: stabilisation after consolidation and multiplays?

Published 20 Mar 2017 15:04 CET | Netherlands

The major Dutch operators reported varying performances in the fourth quarter of 2016. KPN showed continued steady improvement, while Ziggo has barely completed the merger ...

Business telecom market to erode further as OTT threat grows

Published 16 Mar 2017 13:46 CET | World

We all know that online services are having a devastating effect on SMS and voice revenues for telecom operators. WhatsApp is probably the worst offender. The business market ...

Traditional telephony versus OTT VoIP: the role of All-IP, termination fees and RLAH

Published 15 Feb 2017 16:09 CET | World

With all the focus on all-IP, one could almost forget that traditionally telephony still plays a role in many people's lives. Usage is increasing. The arrival of 'roam like ...

Tele2 NL looks to grow market share with 'freedom' and data

Published 14 Feb 2017 12:40 CET | Netherlands

Tele2 Netherlands estimates it has been winning nearly 20 percent of churning Dutch mobile customers. The company aims to continue the success in 2017 in order to move ...

Quad-play growing, but consumers still want mobile choice

Published 13 Feb 2017 15:30 CET | Netherlands

A growing number of Dutch consumers are taking quad-play subscriptions, bundling both fixed and mobile services in one package. At the same time, many consumers say they want ...

Facebook growth is peaking, time to take the next step with AR/VR and AI

Published 06 Feb 2017 15:01 CET | World

Facebook managed to maintain its revenue growth at over 50 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016. In 2017 growth is expected to slow and margins will drop. The company will ...

KPN Q4: the push for bundling puts 5 mln 1P accounts at risk

Published 06 Feb 2017 11:53 CET | Netherlands

KPN's fourth-quarter results met its full-year targets. After a drop of 1.3 percent, revenues were at their lowest level in a long time, while the margin was well above the ...

 




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