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Tele2/T-Mobile merger's regulatory approval may follow German model

Published 15 Jan 2018 13:06 CET | Netherlands

The plan to merge Deutsche Telekom and Tele2's activities in the Netherlands raises again the regulatory question of how many mobile operators are enough. There are a number ...

Consumer the big winner on Dutch mobile market in 2017

Published 27 Dec 2017 15:34 CET | Netherlands

2017 will go down as a year of considerable changes on the Dutch mobile market. T-Mobile and Tele2 introduced plans with unlimited calls, SMS and data in both the Netherlands ...

T-Mobile suggests it won't shy from using price as weapon to compete on Dutch multi-play market

Published 18 Dec 2017 11:32 CET | Netherlands

T-Mobile Netherlands is buying Tele2 NL in order to create a strong number-three in the Dutch market to go up against the vertically integrated market leaders KPN and ...

EQT can consolidate rest of Dutch cable market

Published 20 Nov 2017 11:55 CET | Netherlands

EQT Infrastructure III, a fund of the Swedish investor EQT, has agreed to acquire Dutch operator CIF and its unit CAIW from the local investor Rabo Bouwfonds CIF. The deal ...

T-Mobile, Tele2 merger in Netherlands no-brainer for scale benefits, as spectrum licence window opens ahead of 5G auction

Published 16 Nov 2017 16:28 CET | Netherlands

Deutsche Telekom is considering merging its Dutch business T-Mobile Netherlands with Tele2's local unit or listing the company on the stock market, CEO Tim Hoettges said at ...

Unlimited mobile data: can it help T-Mobile and Tele2 in the Dutch market?

Published 01 Nov 2017 12:38 CET | Netherlands

Unlimited mobile data plans are a new thing on the Dutch market since the start of this year. T-Mobile started with an offer of unlimited calls, SMS and data for EUR 35 per ...

New CEO Ibarra to lead KPN into 'next phase'

Published 20 Oct 2017 12:48 CET | Netherlands

KPN has named Maximo Ibarra the successor to its CEO Eelco Blok. The proposal from the supervisory board still needs to be approved at an EGM. Ibarra will take up the ...

Netherlands takes step towards 5G with plan for 2019 auction, but no big bill expected for operators

Published 21 Sep 2017 13:47 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch government has set a preliminary date of autumn 2019 for the next multi-band spectrum auction, marking a new step towards 5G. The next generation of mobile networks ...

Can 'Game of Thrones' exclusive give Ziggo a boost?

Published 31 Jul 2017 15:33 CET | Netherlands

The start of the new season of 'Game of Thrones' could mean a boost for Ziggo, the leading pay-TV provider in the Netherlands. The company has the exclusive rights to the ...

Dutch pay-TV providers under threat as broadcasters launch OTT TV platform

Published 24 Jul 2017 15:52 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch broadcasters' online platform NLziet has added live TV to its offering. Its subscription price remains EUR 8 per month. After the unlimited data plans introduced a ...

Did Tele2 NL just put its fixed-line consumer unit up for sale?

Published 19 Jun 2017 18:20 CET | Netherlands

Consolidation in the telecoms sector continues. Telenet just received approval for taking over SFR BeLux from Altice and may have its eyes on Voo next. In France, Bouygues ...

Tele2 takes on new challenger role with unlimited plans, turning mobile data into commodity

Published 16 May 2017 12:39 CET | Netherlands

Commoditisation has been around for some time in the telecom sector. After the launch of Skype in 2003, market watchers were already calling voice 'just another application'. ...

Tele2 NL's path to break-even: a la Iliad, VodafoneZiggo or Tele2 Kazakhstan? Or on its own?

Published 25 Apr 2017 11:34 CET | Netherlands

Tele2 has introduced a new categorisation of its country operations, terming Sweden and the Baltics 'challengers' and the Netherlands and Kazakhstan, where it's still ...

Quad-play battle starts: VodafoneZiggo matches KPN

Published 21 Apr 2017 13:16 CET | Netherlands

VodafoneZiggo launched at the start of this month its new offer for quad-play households taking Ziggo (fixed) and Vodafone (mobile) services at the same address. The ...

Dutch takeover law sympathetic, but risks bureaucracy, arbitrariness and discounts

Published 21 Feb 2017 11:40 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch government has proposed legislation giving it the right to block takeovers of essential infrastructure or services. An investigation would be launched if the ...

NLziet, T-Mobile to lead Dutch market evolution in 2017

Published 20 Jan 2017 11:33 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch telecom market is set for dramatic changes in 2017. Mergers, the arrival of new OTT providers and continued investment in infrastructure are the most important ...

T-Mobile Netherlands breaks market taboos with end to data caps

Published 19 Jan 2017 12:29 CET | Netherlands

T-Mobile is looking to shake up the Dutch market by dropping its data caps. Two of the five new subscriptions in its Go series of plans offer unlimited data (also in the EU ...

Main TV viewing time falling as tablet, VoD take over

Published 30 Dec 2016 15:54 CET | Netherlands

The big TV in the living room is losing ground, according to an analysis of viewing figures by Telecompaper. Average daily viewing time in the Netherlands has been falling ...

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 ...

Preview 2017: Dutch telecom market set for dramatic changes

Published 27 Dec 2016 12:58 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch telecom landscape is set for dramatic changes in 2017. Ziggo and Vodafone Netherlands will merge, while T-Mobile and Youfone are entering the fixed market, ...

T-Mobile NL sacrifices margin for market share in Q3

Published 14 Nov 2016 17:09 CET | Netherlands

T-Mobile Netherlands showed an improved performance in the third quarter. The operator posted strong growth in postpaid and the drop in sales was less than in previous ...

HBO content offers Ziggo chance to create OTT SVOD service

Published 04 Oct 2016 12:03 CET | Netherlands

The upcoming end to HBO Netherlands that gives exclusive access to HBO content for the Dutch market to Dutch cable network operator Ziggo is an opportunity for the cable ...

KPN deal with Fox may hit HBO subscriber numbers

Published 22 Aug 2016 11:42 CET | Netherlands

After a turbulent round of negotiations between KPN and Fox Sports, played out in public through the media, KPN customers can now benefit from an attractive offer of cheaper ...

Tele2, fibre operators likely bidders for Vodafone NL fixed business

Published 03 Aug 2016 17:31 CET | Netherlands

The European Commission has given the green light to the planned merger of Ziggo and Vodafone Netherlands. The two companies will be merged in a 50-50 joint venture, with a ...

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 ...

 




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16.9% of Dutch mobile SIMs are with MVNOs
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