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International call prices don't need regulating

Published 03 Jul 2017 17:01 CET | Europe

In the wake of the recent introduction of 'roam like at home' in the EU, a number of consumer groups and politicians have called for similar regulation of international call ...

Roam like home: not so simple as hoped

Published 12 Jun 2017 14:26 CET | Europe

The long-awaited introduction of roam-like-at-home in the EU is set to come into effect on 15 June. In principle, it's a simple change: we pay the same when travelling in the ...

European mobile pricing: time for data to go unlimited

Published 26 May 2017 08:41 CET | Europe

The European mobile market appears set to break through a key barrier: moving from set data bundles to truly unlimited data plans. While Asian markets like Japan have had ...

T-Mobile looks to force change in net neutrality law through courts

Published 30 Dec 2016 15:30 CET | Europe, Netherlands

The ACM has forbidden T-Mobile's 'Datavrije Muziek' offer, but the service is still available while T-Mobile pursues a court appeal. The regulator thinks the offer of ...

Zero-rated data tests EU stance on net neutrality

Published 12 Dec 2016 15:12 CET | Europe

The first test cases of the EU net neutrality legislation have reached the news in the past week, and the focus is on whether zero-rated mobile data for specific apps can be ...

Tele2 Netherlands: time to buy or be bought

Published 14 Jul 2016 16:36 CET | Europe, Netherlands

Consolidation has reduced the Dutch market to six national players of significant size: KPN, Ziggo, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Tele2 and M7. With the planned merger of Ziggo and ...

What Vodafone can do to secure regulatory approval for buying Liberty Global

Published 06 Jan 2016 13:06 CET | Europe

Vodafone's share price has risen in the new year amid renewed rumours it has restarted talks on a merger with cable group Liberty Global. While the company officially broke ...

Vodafone and Liberty Global: consolidation to continue regardless

Published 24 Sep 2015 10:54 CET | Europe

Vodafone and Liberty Global have been in talks for several months about a possible partial or full merger of their activities. They confirmed the talks in June, but recent ...

Supporting network investment: structural separation not broadband deregulation

Published 22 Jun 2015 14:06 CET | Europe

Nearly all the European incumbent operators have called on the EU to relax regulation of the sector. "We need a level playing field. (...) WhatsApp is doing communications, ...

Vodafone, Liberty Global deal may face trouble in Germany, Ireland

Published 01 Dec 2014 14:28 CET | Europe

Vodafone is reportedly contemplating merger talks with Liberty Global to create a new telecom powerhouse in Europe. Since the sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless, Vodafone ...

What can America Movil do with KPN Netherlands and Base?

Published 26 Aug 2013 14:59 CET | Europe

KPN, Telefonica and America Movil have agreed to a higher price for KPN's German subsidiary E-Plus. In addition to EUR 5 billion cash, KPN will receive a bigger stake in ...

AT&T has little reason to expand to Europe

Published 16 Jul 2013 11:35 CET | Europe, United States

AT&T is in search of takeovers in Europe, according to recent media reports. Possible candidates could include EE, the UK joint venture of Orange and Deutsche Telekom, or ...

What do consumers do to avoid high roaming costs?

Published 04 Jul 2013 17:23 CET | Europe

Is mobile telephony still expensive? Competition, MVNOs (similar to a type of collective purchasing) and regulation are pushing prices lower, including international rates. ...

Huawei plans European invasion with UK launch

Published 20 Jun 2013 16:13 CET | Europe

The launch of the Ascend P6 smartphone at an event in London underlines Chinese equipment maker Huawei's efforts to conquer the European handset market. The company has a big ...

Europe lagging in LTE roll-out - is it really so bad?

Published 06 Jun 2013 14:08 CET | Europe

An article in the Wall Street Journal claims that 'Europe is Losing the 4G Race'. Europe is falling behind other parts of the world in the roll-out of LTE, and various ...

T-Mobile USA sets its own course as 'un-carrier'

Published 27 Mar 2013 15:28 CET | Europe, Netherlands, United States

T-Mobile USA has made a big step forward in its strategy. After its proposed merger with AT&T was blocked by regulators, the mobile operator is moving ahead with its own ...

After the banking sector, the telecom sector comes knocking . . .

Published 04 Mar 2013 16:14 CET | Europe

The European incumbent operators' lobby group ETNO has called on the European Commission to relax merger and acquisition rules. ETNO (European Telecommunications Network ...

A pan-European network is far from achievable

Published 14 Jan 2013 12:40 CET | Europe

A number of major European telecom operators are considering plans to develop a pan-European cooperation, according to a report from the Financial Times. Deutsche Telekom, ...

Orange musters response to OTT challenge

Published 22 Nov 2012 16:05 CET | Europe, France

Orange has announced a range of new services aimed at catching up with the competition in the fixed and mobile broadband markets. These include a new version of its Livebox ...

KPN share price below EUR 5: drastic times call for drastic measures

Published 05 Nov 2012 13:29 CET | Europe, Netherlands

KPN's share price is trapped in a downward spiral. On 02 November, it closed at EUR 4.83, down from a peak of EUR 12.35 in October 2010 and showing a clear downward trend ...

KPN headed for a break-up

Published 22 Jun 2012 13:44 CET | Europe, Netherlands

KPN has issued a 'position statement' on America Movil's partial bid for the Dutch operator. The statement outlines in detail how KPN's management, at the highest levels, has ...

Carlos Slim's European adventure just starting

Published 30 May 2012 12:00 CET | Europe, Netherlands

While America Movil has officially launched its bid for a large minority stake in KPN, the rumour mill continues to generate stories on possible asset sales at KPN. The ...

Will Blok turn KPN back into a Dutch company?

Published 16 Apr 2012 12:30 CET | Europe, Netherlands

Eelco Blok has been in service hardly one year and much a rumbling has been heard on the corporate level at KPN. Appointments, acquisitions and divestments are almost the ...

Operators to benefit from lower roaming tariffs

Published 30 Mar 2012 13:10 CET | Europe

The European Parliament, European Commission and the European Council have reached a preliminary agreement on further cuts to international roaming tariffs in the period ...

Ziggo IPO a success after banks choose modest valuation

Published 21 Mar 2012 13:45 CET | Europe, Netherlands

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has completed its IPO and listed on the Amsterdam exchange. Initial strong demand led to the number of shares on offer being increased to 43.5 ...

 




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