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Vodafone Pass: nice concept but price portfolio even more opaque

Published 06 Nov 2017 12:00 CET | Europe

Vodafone has launched its new zero-rated passes across Europe in recent months. Each Pass offers unlimited data for a certain type of content, such as chat apps, social ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

French mobile market set for more pain as Free heats up battle for customers

Published 22 Mar 2017 08:37 CET | France

The French mobile market looks set for more pain, after Free Mobile launched its latest challenge: unlimited 4G data. The latest research by Telecompaper shows that the ...

Belgian MVNO market consolidates: Telenet/Base becomes dominant host network

Published 13 Feb 2017 16:50 CET | Belgium

The Belgian MVNO market is consolidating, driven by Telenet's takeover of the most popular host network Base and Lycamobile's acquisition of Ortel. The new requirement for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Verizon PopData: time-based mobile data for just a few cents per GB

Published 25 Oct 2016 14:40 CET | United States

Verizon has introduced a new offer called PopData: paying for a short period of intensive LTE use at low nominal rates (USD 2 for 30 minutes, USD 3 for an hour). While the ...

UK mobile market keeps its four operators, but M&A unlikely to stop

Published 11 May 2016 16:06 CET | United Kingdom

The European Commission has blocked the consolidation of the UK mobile market, rejecting the proposed merger of the number four, 3 UK, and the number two mobile player, O2. ...

OTT: from threat to opportunity for telecom sector

Published 23 Feb 2016 18:03 CET | World

The role of internet providers in the telecom landscape is changing. Comments such as "they're using my pipes for free" (AT&T) are becoming less common, and calls from telcos ...

Dutch mobile market: turning the corner to growth in 2016?

Published 26 Jan 2016 14:54 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch mobile market has started to show signs of a possible return to growth, while at the same time expanding to four operators, after the recent launch of Tele2's new ...

Tele2 NL, KPN, T-Mobile US show value of a GB falling quickly

Published 16 Nov 2015 12:38 CET | World

Tele2 Netherlands has announced new mobile plans, designed especially for use on its own LTE network. KPN announced almost at the same time an offer for 100,000 rural ...

Tele2 to launch 4G and quad-play in December, as expected

Published 22 Oct 2015 12:56 CET | Netherlands

Tele2 Netherlands reported zero net additions at its mobile business in the third quarter, while also announcing the need to invest more in its LTE network. The company ...

T-Mobile benchmark for data tariffs, sub-brand Ben more expensive

Published 12 Aug 2015 12:12 CET | Netherlands

Voice and SMS are increasingly commodities, prompting operators to shift their focus to mobile data and value-added services. By looking at Sim-only plans, with separate ...

OTT apps launch new attack on telecom sector

Published 29 Apr 2015 16:35 CET | World

The communications market is changing. The days of just calls and SMS are over, and new forms of communication are emerging, such as social networking (Facebook), ...

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 ...

Base sale to Telenet forces Mobistar into challenger role

Published 20 Apr 2015 15:39 CET | Belgium

Telenet's proposed acquisition of Base will result in considerable changes to the mobile market in Belgium, especially for Mobistar. Telenet is currently an important ...

Price still No1 reason to recommend mobile provider; image becoming more important when choosing plan

Published 20 Mar 2015 16:36 CET | Netherlands

Dutch consumers who recommend their mobile provider to others most often did so in Q1 2015 because of price, reliability and quality/coverage of the connection. Other ...

WhatsApp Voice: a nice add-on for 700 mln users

Published 18 Mar 2015 13:15 CET | World

Recent reports have suggested WhatsApp has started testing the new service WhatsApp Voice with a selected group of users. A launch was expected in Q1, but it's not yet clear ...

Base for sale: Altice, Iliad, Tele2 most likely bidders

Published 05 Mar 2015 12:44 CET | Belgium

KPN has put its Belgian unit Base up for sale again, according to Bloomberg. The Dutch operator tried in 2012 to sell Base, but did not attract the desired price, reportedly ...

 




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