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Research - NFC

By collecting data from various sources, such as our Consumer Panel and Mobile Tracker, we are able to continuously track short and long term trends in the telecommunications market. With this information we compile different kinds of reports about various subjects, spread out across different markets and countries. This research can provide you with the data you need to support your business.

These reports come in various shapes and sizes, such as research briefs, quarterly reports, competitive updates, promotions updates and regularly updated company profiles. Subjects covered are, for example, the Dutch FTTH market, the pricing of mobile packages across Europe, the pricing of broadband in Western Europe and international roaming habits.

Below you can find a complete list of the research reports we have published. If you need a customized answer, please consult the Custom Research page.

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LTE in Western Europe: only Spain without commercial LTE

12 Apr 2013 - RB21312 - Brief - Kamiel Albrecht - Mobile

This research brief is a sequel to the Western European mobile spectrum auctions and LTE developments briefs published in January 2012 and November 2012 . This brief provides an overview of the auctions held since then as well as upcoming spectrum auctions focusing on 800 MHz and 2600 MHz spectrum. It also includes regulatory decisions to open other frequencies, mostly 1800 MHz for LTE use. The countries covered are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, ...

Western European LTE spectrum auctions speed up

01 Nov 2012 - RB21234 - Brief - Kamiel Albrecht - Mobile

This research brief is a sequel to the Western European mobile spectrum auctions and LTE developments brief published in January 2012. This brief provides an overview of the auctions held since then as well as upcoming spectrum auctions focusing on 800 MHz and 2600 MHz spectrum. It also includes regulatory decisions to open other frequencies, mostly 1800 MHz for LTE use. The countries covered are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, ...

Dutch mobile auction will bring LTE, low-end spectrum, newcomer

30 Oct 2012 - RB21233 - Brief - Tim Poulus - Mobile

In this Research Brief we look at the strategic implications of the Dutch spectrum auction, which starts 31 October 2012. Five unnamed groups are bidding for a total of 185 MHz across six bands. The auction will enable the launch of LTE (and possibly TD-LTE) on the Dutch market, as well as one or two new MNOs joining the existing three. Tele2 is expected to be among the five bidders, and possibly ZUM, the joint venture of Ziggo and UPC. An unexpected new group could also emerge as the fifth ...

Majority of Dutch is interested in using mobile payments in shops

25 Oct 2012 - RB21232 - Brief - Marion ter Welle - Mobile

In 2008 and 2011 Telecompaper conducted research amongst its Consumer Panel on attitudes to mobile payments in shops. Following similar research in August and September 2012, this research brief looks at the changes over the past year. Although many research reports show a continued interest in mobile payments, the service remains more talked about than actively used. In 2008 only 22 percent of our panel was interested. By 2011 this had risen to 46 percent, and in September 2012, the figure was ...

2012: FTTH versus cable, mobile newcomers, enhanced TV services

12 Jan 2012 - RB21202 - Brief - Alejandra van de Roer, Bart Garvelink, Ed Achterberg, Erik Compter, Kamiel Albrecht, Maarten van Vliet, Tim Poulus, Tine Niezink - Broadcast, Fixed, General, Internet, Mobile

In this research brief Telecompaper looks at expected developments in the Dutch telecom market during 2012. The focus is on Dutch players and their activities on the consumer market plus the most important international developments expected to influence the Dutch market. The mobile market will be busy with the spectrum auction, which will be held in the autumn, tariff structure changes and the battle among smartphone manufacturers. We offer our views about possible consolidation as well as ...

Operators, banks should cooperate on mobile payments

28 Dec 2007 - RB27039 - Brief - Jan Schepers - Internet, Mobile

One of mobile payment technologies for consumers using mobile phones for all kinds of payment transactions is based on Near Field Communications (NFC). NFC is a short-range, wireless connectivity technology that allows consumers to perform contactless transactions, access digital content, and connect electronic devices with a single touch. A Dutch trial of mobile payments using NFC technology in supermarkets has proven a success. Other trials are launched as well to get more insight into ...