KPN unveils plans to fibre up Amsterdam

Dutch telco has announced plans to connect 320,000 homes in Amsterdam – one of the strongholds of rival service provider VodafoneZiggo – to its fibre network over the next few years. The telecom operator has plans to start rolling out fibre-to-the-home networks in the the Amsterdam-Noord and Buitenveldert neighbourhoods in the first quarter of 2020. […]

KPN offering Amazon Prime Video via its TV UI

Dutch service provider KPN has integrated Amazon Prime Video into its TV user interface, allowing users to access the service direct from the TV menu in what the company describes as a first for the Dutch market. Customers that have signed up for Amazon Prime Video will be able to get direct access via the […]

KPN loses TV customers

KPN lost 13,000 TV customers in the third quarter, taking its total TV base to 2.34 million. The bulk of the losses came from the Digitenne digital-terrestrial offer, but KPN’s IPTV base failed to grow, with the loss of 2,000 customers on top of the loss of 7,000 for the platform in the previous quarter. […]

KPN beats expectations despite minor TV subs dip

Dutch telco KPN has seen a positive quarter despite a loss of TV subscribers. Overall, the company beat analyst expectations with a 2.9% growth in its core earnings to reach €599 million.  Revenue dropped 1.8% to €1.37 billion, with the stunted growth attributed to competition in the market and declining handset sales – what the […]

KPN launches flexible triple-play offering

Dutch telco KPN has launched a new all-in-one triple-play offering, KPN Hussel, that allows customers to choose from multiple options and make regular changes, with discounts available for the purchase of multiple services. KPN said that the new offering was designed to provide customers with “more flexibility” in buying and opting out of programming choice […]

KPN confirms Farwerck as new CEO amid management changes

KPN has confirmed the appointment of Joost Farwerck as its new CEO following the debacle of its appointment of former Proximus chief executive Dominique Leroy, which was cancelled this week following the opening of an investigation regarding share dealing by the executive in the weeks leading up to her nomination. The Dutch telco had earlier […]

KPN calls time on appointment of under-investigation Leroy

Dutch telco KPN has said Dominique Leroy “is no longer a candidate” to be chief executive of the company after its appointment of the former Proximus CEO was derailed by an investigation into the sale of shares by the latter ahead of her resignation from the Belgian service provider. KPN said that the length of […]

Proximus’s Leroy ‘regrets perception’ created by share sale ahead of KPN move

Proximus CEO Dominique Leroy has come under fire over the sale of shares in the Belgian telco ahead of the announcement that she is to be appointed CEO of KPN. Leroy, who sold shares in Proximus on August 1, a month ahead of the KPN announcement, apologised for the perception created by the move. Leroy […]

KPN names Proximus’ Dominique Leroy as CEO

Dutch telco KPN has named Proximus chief Dominique Leroy as its new CEO, replacing Maximo Ibarra, who is taking over as chief executive of Sky Italia. KPN said Leroy would take the helm at the Dutch telco from December 1. Leroy has been CEO of Proximus, formerly Belgacom, since 2014, having joined the Belgian telco […]

KPN launches children’s portal

Dutch KPN has launched a portal on its iTV app specifically aimed at children aged 0-6.  A part of the KPN iTV app on tablets, subscribers can access a child-friendly environment for watching content such as Bob the Builder and Dora The Explorer. The move is an attempt to create a service for KPN subscribers […]