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Eurobites: KPN turns a corner in Q2

Also in today’s EMEA regional round-up: T-Systems heads deeper into the Google Cloud; customer satisfaction (or not) in France; Telefónica Tech takes up with CrowdStrike.

KPN tells buyout firms to take a hike

Swedish buyout firm EQT and US counterpart Stonepeak finally made a joint offer for KPN, only for the Dutch incumbent to reject it out of hand.

Odds improving on latest $15 billion KPN takeover bid

KPN has been the subject of a number of takeover bids over the past few years, so Thursday’s report that there is yet another offer on the table, and a sizeable one at that, can come as little surprise.

Fresh rumours surface of EQT’s interest in KPN

Reports of a private equity firm wanting to buy a European incumbent can often be dismissed as far-fetched unless, as in the case of EQT’s alleged interest in KPN, those reports persist.

Netherlands kicks off 5G auction

The Dutch regulator has officially launched its 5G auction with KPN, Vodafone and T-Mobile fighting for valuable assets in the 700, 1400 and 2100 MHz spectrum bands.

KPN poaches Proximus CEO

Dominique Leroy has played Benelux musical chairs by moving from Belgian Proximus to become Dutch KPN’s new CEO.

KPN bans Huawei from its 5G network core

The Dutch operator announced that it has signed an agreement with Huawei to build the 5G radio network but will only select a western vendor for 5G core.

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