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Proximus Pickx to attract interest from other operators as broadcaster role undermined

Published 02 Jul 2019 14:31 CET | Belgium

Proximus has taken a notable step with the launch of a new user interface for its TV service. Pickx looks to be very consumer-friendly, helping to make Proximus an ...

Belgian operators push for consolidation in battle for Voo

Published 21 Jun 2018 15:12 CET | Belgium

The Belgian telecom market appears set for some significant changes as the fight to acquire Voo shows no sign of abating. First Orange showed an interest in Voo and then ...

Belgian mobile prices show little opportunity for 4th operator

Published 19 Jun 2018 12:21 CET | Belgium

De Croo claims that Belgium is an expensive country for mobile data and that its mobile data usage is lagging other countries. Using data from Telecompaper's latest EU ...

Orange Belgium takeover of Voo: 2 duopolies plus a strong challenger

Published 03 Apr 2018 14:21 CET | Belgium

Orange Belgium has confirmed it's ready to take over the cable operator Voo, owned by Nethys and Brutele in respectively Wallonia and Brussels. If it's successful, the ...

KPN closes iBasis chapter - will Proximus follow?

Published 08 Mar 2018 17:36 CET | Belgium, Netherlands, World

KPN has sold its international wholesale unit iBasis for an undisclosed amount. This is something we predicted some years ago, as iBasis adds little to the Dutch company. It ...

Telenet takeover of De Vijver Media may mean more content-distribution mergers coming up

Published 08 Mar 2018 12:32 CET | Belgium, Netherlands

Telenet has agreed to increase its stake in De Vijver Media from 50 to 100 percent, giving it control of the SBS Belgium commercial channels and production house Woestijnvis. ...

Proximus CEO disappoints with net neutrality stance

Published 04 Jan 2018 13:57 CET | Belgium, World

The US will have to accept a market without net neutrality regulation. One advantage of this: the rest will be able to establish experimentally whether these regulations are ...

Telenet wants to be number one but still has a long way to go

Published 22 Feb 2017 16:08 CET | Belgium

Telenet reported revenues of EUR 629 million for the fourth quarter, an increase of 2.1 percent pro forma for the takeover of Base. Since Base has been consolidated (February ...

Belgian MVNO market consolidates: Telenet/Base becomes dominant host network

Published 13 Feb 2017 16:50 CET | Belgium

The Belgian MVNO market is consolidating, driven by Telenet's takeover of the most popular host network Base and Lycamobile's acquisition of Ortel. The new requirement for ...

Plenty of candidates to buy SFR Belgium

Published 07 Jul 2016 17:18 CET | Belgium

Altice has reportedly put SFR Belgium/Luxembourg up for sale. According to a report from the Financial Times, the company wants to shed the small operation in order to ...

What's next for Belgium: a return of the Orange brand or structural separation?

Published 10 Jun 2015 23:03 CET | Belgium

Mobistar is under pressure in the Belgian market. On the mobile markt, it will be the number three behind Proximus and Telenet, once the latter absorbs Base. And access to ...

Base sale to Telenet forces Mobistar into challenger role

Published 20 Apr 2015 15:39 CET | Belgium

Telenet's proposed acquisition of Base will result in considerable changes to the mobile market in Belgium, especially for Mobistar. Telenet is currently an important ...

Base for sale: Altice, Iliad, Tele2 most likely bidders

Published 05 Mar 2015 12:44 CET | Belgium

KPN has put its Belgian unit Base up for sale again, according to Bloomberg. The Dutch operator tried in 2012 to sell Base, but did not attract the desired price, reportedly ...

Convergence may drive Orange, KPN from Belgian market

Published 29 Sep 2014 14:53 CET | Belgium

Belgian cable operator Telenet has announced it does not plan any upcoming shareholders remuneration. The announcement led to speculation the company is holding onto its cash ...

Telenet annual growth targets are too ambitious

Published 12 May 2014 14:09 CET | Belgium

Telenet maintained its full-year 2014 outlook despite reporting weak Q1 results. Revenues grew by 3 percent in the first quarter, and adjusted EBITDA was up 18 percent (or 12 ...

Is Base a core activity for KPN?

Published 12 May 2014 13:00 CET | Belgium

Reports in the Belgian press suggest that cable operator Altice is interested in acquiring KPN's Belgium unit Base. No details on the price or stage of the talks were ...

Preview KPN/Tele2: focus on share issue, 4G plans

Published 04 Feb 2013 14:42 CET | Belgium, Germany, Netherlands

KPN and Tele2 Netherlands will on 5 February present their fourth-quarter results. In this brief, we highlight the important points, namely the results themselves and the ...

KPN picks good time to sell Base

Published 30 Jul 2012 17:12 CET | Belgium

Belgian publisher De Persgroep is interested in acquiring mobile operator Base, also known as KPN Belgium, local paper De Tijd reported. Others reportedly interested in Base, ...

KPN shows itself as opportunistic as America Movil

Published 01 Jun 2012 11:31 CET | Belgium, Germany, Netherlands

KPN has rejected the partial bid from America Movil, calling it "opportunistic" and suggesting it would give America Movil de facto control over the company with only a ...

KPN loses where it most wants to gain: on the broadband market

Published 27 Oct 2011 17:13 CET | Belgium, Germany, Netherlands

KPN presented weak results for its third quarter, but the question is: How bad were they? And what was the underlying performance?...

Eurofiber: borrow money and stick it in the ground

Published 13 Sep 2011 12:21 CET | Belgium, Germany, Netherlands

Eurofiber recently published its annual results for 2010. While still a young company, Eurofiber has moved past its start-up losses, is very profitable and is experiencing ...

KPN, Belgacom, T-Mobile take different approaches to OTT threat

Published 07 May 2011 11:51 CET | Belgium, Netherlands

After KPN, Belgacom is the latest operator to report an unexpected slowdown in the use of mobile voice services. At KPN, it was mainly SMS revenues that were suffering from ...

KPN: Scheepbouwer out, Blok in - new plan on 10 May

Published 06 Apr 2011 14:24 CET | Belgium, Europe, Germany, Netherlands

It's a historic day for KPN: the era of Ad Scheepbouwer as CEO comes to an end on 6 April 2011 when he hands over to Eelco Blok. A good moment then to look back. ...

Where will Liberty Global strike next: Germany or the Netherlands?

Published 02 Feb 2011 09:02 CET | Belgium, Germany, Netherlands

According to market rumors, Kabel Deutschland (KDG) and Liberty Global are bidding for Kabel Baden-Wuerttemberg (KBW). EQT, the private equity investment vehicle of the ...

Telenet may have to open up network

Published 22 Dec 2010 15:13 CET | Belgium

BIPT and the three regional media regulators (VRM, CSA en Medienrat) have called for open access on the Belgian cable networks. This would apply to the operators Telenet, ...

 




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