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Could KPN become an unregulated marketing organisation?

Published 14 Aug 2018 13:47 CET | Europe, Netherlands

There is a simmering change underway on the European telecom markets. Independent investors are increasingly involved in the roll-out of fibre-optic networks, while the ...

Twitter Q2: drop in users due to clean-up, underlying growth still solid

Published 31 Jul 2018 12:03 CET | World

After Facebook, Twitter is the latest tech stock to take a dive on disappointing quarterly results. While the company is succeeding in monetising usage better, the declining ...

Facebook has a hedge but damage control is needed to address problems of privacy, fake news

Published 31 Jul 2018 10:22 CET | World

Facebook's first loss of customers in Europe resulted in a 20 percent drop in its market capitalisation. Is this the beginning of the end for Facebook or will the share price ...

Multiple drivers for price increases in OTT video sector

Published 09 Jul 2018 11:53 CET | World

Netflix is testing new subscription options that could result in higher prices for some subscribers. It's not the only OTT service planning to raise prices. Netflix is likely ...

Tech sector risks reputation damage with monopoly tendencies

Published 29 Jun 2018 13:49 CET | World

The technology sector is struggling with several big problems that can have a significant impact on an important asset for companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon: their ...

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 ...

Sky Italia, Open Fiber deal underlines business case for open fibre, Sky strategy

Published 04 Apr 2018 11:43 CET | Italy

Sky Italia is planning to launch in the summer of 2019 services over the Open Fiber FTTH network being rolled out by utilities group Enel and the bank CDP. This is another ...

Facebook facilitating immoral acts means time for consumers to wake up

Published 20 Mar 2018 12:58 CET | World

Facebook's share price has fallen nearly 7 percent on the news of its user data being co-opted by Cambridge Analytica to influence elections. There are problems at multiple ...

Delta looks for growth with expansion outside Zeeland

Published 07 Mar 2018 12:32 CET | Netherlands

By expanding outside Zeeland, Delta opens a new opportunity for growth, beyond the limited market of 192,000 households/businesses connected to its HFC network. During the ...

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 ...

The voice assistant will completely change the user interface

Published 12 Dec 2017 14:49 CET | World

Artifical intelligence is changing the technology sector. Of special interest for the telecom sector is the voice assistant. We are used to a a very extensive system of user ...

Google should follow Amazon example to avoid EU competition concerns

Published 18 Sep 2017 12:51 CET | World

Consolidation and the 'winner takes all' principle in the internet sector have resulted in three technology conglomerates: Amazon, Alphabet (Google) and Facebook (we leave ...

Comcast and Sunrun: a smart partnership for home solar panels

Published 29 Aug 2017 13:59 CET | United States

Comcast has announced a partnership with the solar energy group Sunrun. This sounds like a promising new venture, putting customers first and bringing benefits to both ...

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 ...

Snap IPO: is it a new Facebook or more like Twitter?

Published 02 Mar 2017 18:18 CET | World

Snap has listed on the stock market, selling 200 million shares for USD 17 each, above the indicated range of USD 14-16 share. Adjusting for further dilution, the price of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Is Google Fiber waiting for 5G?

Published 08 Nov 2016 12:35 CET | United States, World

Supporters of copper or fibre are unlikely to come to any consensus soon. While the former announce new advances in G.fast and vectoring, the latter continue to push ahead ...

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 ...

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 ...

How 'unrefined' is telecom?

Published 27 May 2016 12:03 CET | World

UK regulator Ofcom has conducted an extensive review of the telecom market and proposed new regulation. The market players are arguing for a number of changes based on ...

Yahoo: takeover target for an international telco?

Published 08 Feb 2016 15:06 CET | World

Yahoo has announced plans for a major reorganisation. The company will refocus on four verticals (News, Sports, Finance, Lifestyle), three platforms (Search, Mail, Tumblr), ...

Vodafone, the provoked challenger, sues KPN

Published 10 Dec 2015 15:15 CET | Netherlands

Vodafone Netherlands is suing KPN for not meeting the terms of a wholesale commercial agreement. Vodafone claims that it suffered a three-year delay in launching on the ...