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Vodafone risks rejection of Unitymedia takeover with limited concessions offer

Published 24 May 2019 11:49 CET | Germany

The EU broadband market may soon have another country with wholesale cable access. Vodafone Germany has offered Telefonica access to its cable network in order to secure EU ...

German auction: it's about 900/1,800 MHz bands not 700 MHz

Published 23 Apr 2015 16:08 CET | Germany

German network regulator BNA unveiled that the planned multi-spectrum auction including 700 MHz spectrum will take place on 27 May. The three participants are the mobile ...

KPN: new strategic plan, CFO needed

Published 04 Jul 2014 12:36 CET | Germany, Netherlands

The confirmed sale of E-Plus in Germany has created fresh uncertainty at KPN. The stock market reacted as can be expected. Initially the share price rose in a relief rally, ...

Opportunity knocks for new MNO in Germany

Published 22 Apr 2014 10:17 CET | Germany

Telefonica Germany is reportedly willing to offer a comfortable start to a fourth mobile network operator if its takeover of E-Plus is approved. The operator has reportedly ...

America Movil targets German market with KPN bid

Published 12 Aug 2013 11:36 CET | Germany, Netherlands

America Movil (AMX) has suprised the market with an unsolicited takeover bid for KPN. It's offering EUR 2.40 per share, and the offer is conditional on acquiring at least 50 ...

KPN: bad move bypassing America Movil with E-Plus sale

Published 29 Jul 2013 13:45 CET | Germany, Netherlands

America Movil has abandoned its shareholders agreement with KPN. Signed in February this year, the original agreement followed the Mexican company acquiring an almost 30 ...

KPN sale of E-Plus long expected, but raises questions on strategy

Published 23 Jul 2013 12:17 CET | Germany

KPN has agreed to sell its German mobile operator E-Plus to Telefonica. The Dutch operator will receive EUR 5 billion cash as well as a 17.6 percent stake in Telefonica ...

Vodafone takes the lead in consolidation

Published 17 Jun 2013 15:25 CET | Germany

Vodafone has confirmed its long-rumoured interest in Kabel Deutschland. While no price was mentioned, KDG has a market capitalisation of EUR 6.6 billion, and a premium of ...

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 ...

Germany aims for compromise in new MTR cuts

Published 19 Nov 2012 16:11 CET | Germany

The German regulator has announced a draft proposal to cut mobile termination rates from 01 December to a uniform rate of 1.85 cents per minute. A further cut to 1.79 cents ...

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 ...

Telefonica's troubles may open door for KPN

Published 31 May 2012 15:53 CET | Germany, Spain

Telefonica has announced plans to pursue an IPO of its German unit, as part of efforts to reduce its debt. The economic turmoil in Spain is making it more difficult for the ...

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 does not treat market to visionary strategy

Published 12 May 2011 08:46 CET | Benelux, Germany, Netherlands

With the 'Strengthen - Simplify - Grow' plan, Eelco Blok furthers the strategy of his predecessor Ad Scheepbouwer. There are no big surprises. The focus remains firmly ...

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. ...

Deutsche Telekom invests in broad range of options for connectivity and the gigabit society

Published 01 Mar 2011 16:15 CET | Germany

Deutsche Telekom has made a number of announcements on connectivity. The initiatives fit the broader vision of a 'Gigabit society'. While cable is providing tough competition ...

Entertain Sat: Deutsche Telekom and SES Astra's clever cooperation

Published 01 Mar 2011 13:42 CET | Germany

Deutsche Telekom is launching a new package in Germany, called Entertain Sat. It's a type of hybrid TV, combining DT's IPTV service (Entertain) with a free package of HD ...

Vodafone Germany's hybrid STB offers little to distinguish it

Published 17 Feb 2011 12:47 CET | Germany, South Africa, Spain

Vodafone Germany announced the official launch of Vodafone TV, which has been in testing on a small scale since 1 December. It's a hybrid service, that can be combined with ...

Deutsche Telekom attacks cable on own turf

Published 11 Feb 2011 12:24 CET | Germany

Deutsche Telekom is preparing an attack on German cable network operators on 'their' own turf of TV services. According to reports in the German media, Telekom plans to offer ...

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 ...

Will Vodafone follow the strategy of Tele2 and Liberty Global?

Published 07 Sep 2010 12:06 CET | Europe, Germany, Netherlands

Vodafone appears to be conducting an investment push. In the Netherlands, the operator has partnered with Eurofiber to roll out FTTO, and in Germany, the company has ...

KPN not yet finished with E-Plus

Published 15 Jun 2010 13:25 CET | Germany

The long-running rumour has resurfaced: KPN is going to sell E-Plus. The company has denied this and noted that it recently doubled the size of its spectrum holdings for a ...

E-Plus: a good bargain could be a pickpurse

Published 25 May 2010 14:15 CET | Germany

On 20 May of this year, the German mobile frequency auction ended with a total of EUR 4.385 billion. Vodafone Germany paid the most with EUR 1.423 billion for 94.9 MHz, ...

Deutsche Telekom presents solid plan - now for the execution

Published 18 Mar 2010 13:11 CET | Europe, Germany, United States

Deutsche Telekom has presented its strategic plan for 2010-2015, aimed at developing new revenue sources and securing additional customers. At the same time its 'Save for ...