0
Wireless

Medialaan to buy Mobile Vikings

Friday 20 November 2015 | 09:12 CET | News
The broadcaster Medialaan has agreed to buy Belgian MVNO Mobile Vikings. The sale is part of cable operator Telenet's concessions to the European Commission aimed at securing approval for its takeover of mobile operator Base from KPN. In addition to buying Base's 50 percent stake in Vikings, it will take over the customers of JIM Mobile, a MVNO tied to Medialaan's channel JIM. JIM Mobile was set up in 2010 under a branded partnership with Base. Following Telenet's acquisition of Base, the 'branded partner' agreement would still continue, but Base would transfer, within a period of maximum two

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Jim Mobile / KPN / Mobile Vikings / Telenet / VikingCo
Countries: Belgium
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Mobile Vikings starts Sim swap on route to full MVNO

Published 12 Mar 2018 08:58 CET | Belgium
Belgian MVNO Mobile Vikings announced plans for a swap of customer Sims as part of its move to becoming a full MVNO. The company ...

Medialaan picks Comarch BSS for full MVNO

Published 02 Mar 2017 17:26 CET | Belgium
Comarch announced a contract to help Unleashed, part of the Belgian TV and mobile group Medialaan, to lead its BSS transformation ...

Mobile Vikings introduces postpaid plans

Published 14 Sep 2016 16:57 CET | Belgium
Belgian MVNO Mobile Vikings has introduced its first postpaid plans. The offer starts at EUR 10 per month for 1 GB data, 1,000 ...

Mobile Vikings tests 4G home internet service

Published 11 Apr 2016 14:46 CET | Belgium
Belgian MVNO Mobile Vikings said it's considering launching a home internet service based on the mobile network, after a ...

Telenet completes Base takeover

Published 12 Feb 2016 09:14 CET | Belgium
Belgian cable operator Telenet said it's completed the takeover of mobile operator Base from KPN. This follows approval for the ...

EC approves Telenet takeover of Base

Published 04 Feb 2016 12:11 CET | Belgium
The European Commission has approved the sale of Belgian mobile operator Base by KPN to Telenet, the Belgian cable operator ...

Belgian regulator approves Mobile Vikings takeover

Published 29 Jan 2016 11:14 CET | Belgium
The Belgian Competition Authority has approved the takeover by Medialaan of MVNOs Mobile Vikings and Jim Mobile from mobile ...

Telenet invest in 3 Flemish TV productions

Published 29 Jan 2016 10:29 CET | Belgium
Belgian cable operator Telenet announced plans for three new co-productions with the Flemish broadcasters VRT, SBS and Medialaan. ...

EC set to approve Telenet takeover of Base - report

Published 21 Jan 2016 10:45 CET | Belgium
The European Commission is set to grant Telenet approval to acquire mobile operator Base from KPN after the company pledged to ...

Medialaan koopt Mobile Vikings

Published 20 Nov 2015 07:49 CET | Belgium
Het Belgische mediabedrijf Medialaan heeft bekend gemaakt dat het voor 100 procent eigenaar wordt van de MVNO Mobile Vikings. ...

EC raises concerns about Liberty acquisition of Base

Published 06 Oct 2015 11:25 CET | Belgium
The European Commission has opened an investigation into the proposed acquisition of Base by Liberty Global, looking to see if it ...

Medialaan drops Jim TV channel, to continue with Jim Mobile

Published 16 Sep 2015 10:19 CET | Belgium
Flemish commercial broadcaster Medialaan has announced it will end its channel Jim TV at the end of 2015. The channel targeted ...

Telenet buys Base for EUR 1.325 billion

Published 20 Apr 2015 08:33 CET | Belgium
Belgian cable operator Telenet has agreed to acquire the mobile operator Base from KPN for EUR 1.325 billion. The sale price is ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

08 Mar Smith Micro Q4 2020
10 Mar MTN FY results
10 Mar Verizon Investor Day
11 Mar Comtech Telecommunications Q2
11 Mar Gogo Q4 2020
11 Mar Technicolor FY results
11 Mar T-Mobile US analysts day
12 Mar RTL Group Q4 2020
12 Mar Mobilezone Q4 2020
12 Mar AT&T analysts day
::: More Calendar Items