KPN launches new TV app as content portability kicks in

Dutch telco KPN has launched a new interactive TV app with a new design and added functionality. The launch of the new app also comes as the EU mandates content portability for paid-for TV services, enabling subscribers to view the services they pay for while travelling temporarily abroad within the EU. The new KPN app […]

VodafoneZiggo chief calls for regulatory certainty

The Netherlands risks being left behind if the Dutch government fails to provide legal certainty for those making long-term investments in digital infrastructure, according to Liberty Global and Vodafone JV VodafoneZiggo’s CEO Jeroen Koencamp. During a debate organised by the operator, Hoenkamp criticised moves by the government and regulator the ACM to impose further regulation […]

KPN sees convergence growth as IPTV subscribers rise

Dutch telco KPN added 23,000 IPTV subscribers in the quarter to September, along with 11,000 broadband subscribers and 12,000 post-paid mobile customers. The telco’s IPTV base increased by 5.5% year-on-year to 2.095 million. However, other TV customers – principally those of digital-terrestrial TV offering Digitenne – declined by 17% to 279,000, meaning that KPN’s overall […]

European Court annuls EC approval of VodafoneZiggo JV

The European Union General Court has annulled the European Commission’s approval of the merger of Vodafone and Ziggo in the Netherlands following an appeal by KPN. The European Commission approved the creation of the VodafoneZiggo joint venture between Vodafone and Liberty Global’s Dutch unit in 2014 after Liberty Global agreed to divest premium film channel […]

KPN names new CEO

Dutch telco KPN has named Maximo Ibarra as the company’s new management board chairman and CEO. Ibarra will succeed current chairman and CEO Eelco Blok when the latter steps down on April 18 next year. Blok has served as the company’s chief for 12 years. Ibarra will joint KPN in an advisory role on January […]

KPN targets businesses with internet and TV

Dutch telco KPN has launched a set of internet and TV packages aimed at small business customers. KPN said it was responding to demand from small businesses for basic packages that they can expand at a future date to meet their own needs with additional services. Businesses will be able to choose from a range […]

KPN adds to TV base

Dutch telco KPN added 25,000 IPTV customers in the second quarter, along with 8,000 broadband customers and 9,000 post-pad voice customers. KPN reported 2.346 million TV customers as of the end of June, up 1.3% year-on-year. IPTV customers numbered 2.055 million, up 4.7%, while other – mainly digital-terrestrial – TV homes declined by 17% to […]

KPN acquires multi-play operator Solcon

Dutch telecom operator KPN has acquired Solcon, a network operator serving private customers and businesses based in the city of Dronten. Solcon serves about 45,000 private customers with internet, fixed and mobile telephony and TV services. The company is also active in the enterprise sector. According to KPN, Solcon, which has about 75 employees, will […]

5G: KPN slams spectrum decision, TIM to launch trial in Turin

Dutch telco KPN has hit out at what it sees as a misguided spectrum policy from the Dutch government that could hinder the development of next-generation 5G mobile services in the country. KPN accused the Dutch government of failing to provide a degree of certainty about the availability of the 3.5GHz band for 5G services. […]

KPN TV additions slow down in fourth quarter

KPN added 18,000 IPTV customers in the quarter, along with 2,000 broadband customers and 19,000 post-paid mobile customers in the quarter. The IPTV additions represent a slowdown from the 22,000 added in the previous quarter and a sharp drop from the same period in 2015. The company now has a 30% market share in TV […]