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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, ...

T-Mobile and Tele2 NL: the merger in numbers

Published 28 Nov 2018 09:49 CET | Netherlands

T-Mobile and Tele2 Netherlands have received regulatory clearance for their merger. What does that mean in market numbers?...

Swiss market update Q3: Sunrise strong, Swisscom Enterprise and UPC CH weak

Published 27 Nov 2018 23:44 CET | Switzerland

The top four Swiss operators reported combined revenues of CHF 3.24 billion over Q3 2018. That is down 2.4 percent year-on-year, revealing a slightly worsening trend. The ...

Dutch market Q3 results: Tele2 leads growth, reaches mobile breakeven

Published 16 Nov 2018 11:49 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch telecom market grew for the first time in a long time in the third quarter. Based on the results from the four largest operators, profitability improved slightly, ...

T-Mobile NL can survive without merger, standalone Tele2 future less certain

Published 08 Oct 2018 12:00 CET | Europe, Netherlands

A decision is expected by the end of November on the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Tele2 Netherlands, which would reduce the Dutch market to three mobile operators. We see ...

Dutch market outlook: mergers, open cable, gigabit broadband and 5G auction

Published 03 Oct 2018 16:34 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch telecom market is characterised by falling revenues, the erosion of traditional services and the near saturation of the mobile and broadband markets. The difficult ...

KPN, VodafoneZiggo take 80% of Dutch fixed market, 64% in mobile

Published 03 Oct 2018 12:26 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch broadband market showed marginal growth in the second quarter, while the number of fixed lines and TV subscribers continued to decline, according to the latest ...

Dutch telecom market Q2: revenues still falling, but good profitability

Published 02 Oct 2018 14:47 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch telecom market contracted at a steady rate in the second quarter of 2018, with revenues at the top four operators falling 3.3 percent to EUR 2.81 billion. The fall ...

Amazon's Alexa ranges from smart home to smart car - what's left for telcos?

Published 26 Sep 2018 16:06 CET | World

Amazon continues to expand its hardware portfolio, strengthening its offering for the smart home and expanding to the smart car. A smart TV is expected next, or more ...

Swiss market Q2: Swisscom and Sunrise focus on bundling, UPC customer losses accelerate, Salt focuses on costs

Published 30 Aug 2018 09:53 CET | Switzerland

The big four operators on the Swiss market reported a combined revenue drop of 1.2 percent in Q2 2018. Profitability grew, both sequentially and year-on-year. Capex ...

VodafoneZiggo turning into a PTT, with dividends but no growth

Published 13 Aug 2018 12:58 CET | Netherlands

VodafoneZiggo's latest quarterly results showed a familiar pattern. The customer base is gradually falling, but the Dutch operator is selling more services to remaining ...

KPN Q2: growing household ARPU, business turnaround and higher margins offer small hope amid declining customers trend

Published 03 Aug 2018 11:36 CET | Netherlands

KPN's second-quarter results offered few surprises, and the company maintained its full-year outlook. The management called the results "solid", which is slightly strange ...