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How Open Dutch Fiber is playing KPN and Ziggo against each other

Published 29 Jul 2021 15:16 CET | Netherlands

Open Dutch Fiber, the newcomer to the Dutch optical fibre market, appears to be playing a game of bluff poker with KPN and Ziggo. It says it wants to prevent large numbers of ...

Viaplay comes to shake up Dutch streaming and sports markets

Published 26 May 2021 17:15 CET | Netherlands

Sweden-based NENT is coming with its Viaplay streaming service to shake up the streaming and sports rights markets in the Netherlands. NENT has struck a big blow by ...

Netherlands heading towards unsustainable situation of 3 gigabit networks

Published 17 May 2021 14:48 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch market for superfast networks is becoming more complicated. Subscribers will in future have a choice of none, one, two or even three networks. Most will have access ...

KPN ramps up competition on FTTH market with new joint venture

Published 23 Mar 2021 16:14 CET | Netherlands

KPN has announced a joint venture with pension fund ABP to invest around EUR 1 billion in connecting nearly 1,000 villages to fibre. The joint venture will be owned 50-50 by ...

TP:Notes: Delta Fiber looks to accelerate roll-out, reach 1 mln premises passed by year-end

Published 10 Mar 2021 10:34 CET | Netherlands

Summary: Delta Fiber is shifting its roll-out from rural areas to larger towns and villages, in an effort to reach 1 million premises passed by its network at the end of ...

FTC vs Facebook: WhatsApp or Instragram sale difficult to realise and not likely effective

Published 15 Dec 2020 14:36 CET | United States, World

The FTC is suing Facebook for 'illegal monopolisation'. We look here at the arguments on both sides and conclude that the proposed remedy of forcing Facebook to sell ...

Why selling passive infrastructure creates value

Published 07 Aug 2020 10:23 CET | World

Selling infrastructure is a growing trend in the telecom industry, and more specifically, the passive infrastructure. This is a way to create value, as the infrastructure ...

End to Dutch wholesale broadband regulation means no duopoly, but will T-Mobile survive?

Published 20 Mar 2020 11:21 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch corporate appeals court has overturned the ACM's wholesale broadband access decision. This means an end to 'open cable' in the Netherlands, as well as incumbent ...

Nationalise BT and free fibre broadband: Labour's plan doesn't stand a chance

Published 19 Nov 2019 11:01 CET | United Kingdom

The UK's Labour party has proposed nationalising BT in order to offer free broadband over FTTP nationwide from 2030. While the plan appears highly unlikely to be implemented, ...

VodafoneZiggo vs. ACM: if the regulator wins, new action on wholesale cable rates needed

Published 18 Jul 2019 16:59 CET | Netherlands

VodafoneZiggo had the first hearing of its legal appeal against the wholesale cable regulation in the Netherlands on 12 July. A ruling from the court - the outcome of which ...

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 ...

Is KPN pushing newcomers out of the FTTH market?

Published 24 Jun 2019 17:53 CET | Netherlands

KPN has announced plans to roll out FTTH in The Hague, shortly after Primevest started work on its project in the city. Similar overlap has happened in smaller Dutch towns, ...

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 ...

Disney+ to grow faster than Netflix

Published 19 Apr 2019 12:18 CET | World

Walt Disney has presented its new streaming service, Disney+. With an annual subscription, the service costs USD 5.83 per month. The service is expected to have a much faster ...

Why Amazon's growth may (not) disappoint

Published 29 Oct 2018 12:29 CET | World

Amazon.com's share price hit a new record in early September of USD 2,040, taking the company to a market capitalisation of over USD 1 trillion. After Amazon's latest ...

Alphabet Q3 results show Google working on diversification

Published 29 Oct 2018 11:33 CET | World

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, reported third-quarter sales of USD 33.7 billion, up 21 percent, or 22 percent more excluding currency effects. The growth was ...

KPN, VodafoneZiggo joint dominance leads to open cable, new budget brand from VZ and likely tariff regulation

Published 01 Oct 2018 15:47 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch telecom sector may be set for radical changes after the ACM's latest decision on regulation of the fixed broadband market. The decision could also influence other ...

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 ...

 




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