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KPN passes fibre milestone

Dutch service provider KPN has passed the milestone of three million fibre broadband customers. The landmark means that over 75% of Dutch fibre homes are connected to the KPN network, according to the operator, which says that 3.9 million homes in the country have a fibre broadband connection – close to half the total. KPN […]

KPN rejects bids

Dutch telco KPN has said it has rejected two bids to acquire the company on the grounds that they failed to offer an additional value over the company’s own growth strategy. KPN said that its boards concluded that both approaches fail to provide tangible and material added value over KPN’s recently updated growth strategy KPN […]

DTVE to present symposium on subscriber retention

Digital TV Europe has partnered with research house Omdia and broadcast equipment company ATEME to present a DTVE Digital Symposium session on quality of experience and subscriber retention. Service providers are turning to OTT technology to deliver a wider range of services more cost-effectively. As competition intensifies, they are under pressure to acquire and retain […]

Mixed fortunes for telcos in TV in Q3

A clutch of European telcos across Switzerland and the Benelux reported their Q3 numbers this week, with mixed results for their respective TV services. Swisscom has struggled to increase its TV base in what the company regularly describes as a saturated market. The operator did see its TV numbers rise by a modest 0.7% year-on-year, […]

Ex-Proximus CEO Leroy becomes Deutsche Telekom Europe chief

Former Proximus CEO Dominique Leroy is to join the board of Deutsche Telekom’s as head of the latter’s Europe segment – referring to countries within Europe outside Germany – from November 1. Leroy succeeds Srini Gopalan, who will assume responsibility for Deutsche Telekom’s Germany segment at the same time. Leroy was CEO of Belgium operator […]

KPN names A1’s Plater to supervisory board

Dutch telco KPN has named A1 Telekom Austria COO Alejandro Plater to its supervisory board as the designate member for América Móvil. Plater will succeed Carlos García Moreno Elizondo who has decided to step down for personal reasons. García Moreno Elizondo, who is currently CFO of América Móvil, joined the KPN board in 2013 designated […]

KPN launches new business TV service

Dutch telco KPN is launching a business TV service for small and medium enterprises. The move is designed to enable smaller companies to provide TV services in their reception areas or in office canteens and common areas, according to the service provider. Business TV will include interactive functionality, enabling enterprise customers to pause, record and […]

KPN launches 1Gbps service as Dutch broadband battle heats up

Dutch telco KPN has launched a 1Gbps fibre broadband service for €65 a month. The new offering provides upload speeds of 500Mbps, with a symmetrical service promised by the end of the year. The 1Gbps service is available to over 1.2 million homes currently, and the operator expects that all fibre broadband customers will be […]

KPN loses TV customers following integration of low-cost brands

KPN lost 14,000 TV customers in a rough fourth quarter for the Dutch telco, including 5,000 IPTV customers. KPN, which has over the past few years seen its IPTV numbers rise as its historic digital-terrestrial base declines, has been hit over the last couple of quarters by the integration of the Telfort brand and discontinuation […]

KPN announces 2020 gigabit plans

KPN has announced plans to rollout gigabit speeds next year. The Dutch telco will introduce internet speeds of 1 Gbps from March 2020, with around 1.5 million addresses already equipped to receive the improved connection. The operator said that it will cover many homes and businesses in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Eindhoven. KPN […]

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