KPN joins flat rate data revolt

Dutch carrier KPN is the latest operator to join the revolt against flat rate data charges and is likely to introduce usage-based tariffs by the end of the year.

KPN to launch MVNO in France

Netherlands-based carrier KPN said Thursday that it will launch mobile services in France on Sunday, January 11. KPN will offer mobile services as an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) to French consumers by piggybacking on the network of local carrier Bouygues Telecom. The French offering will be a no frills, online only distribution model and […]

KPN launches DVB-H mobile TV service

Dutch operator KPN said this week it has launched a nationwide mobile TV service based on the European Standard, DVB-H. Users of the KPN service, MobielTV, have access to a choice of ten channels, accessible via DVB-H-capable devices delivered by Nokia. KPB said the channels Nederland 1, Nederland 3, RTL4, RTL24, SBS6, Jetix/Veronica, MTV Music, […]

KPN buys Tele2’s Belgian ops.

Sweden-based alternative operator Tele2 said Monday that it has sold its Belgian subsidiaries, Versatel Belgium and Tele2 Belgium, to Dutch operator KPN for Eu95m (SKR890m). PN’s rationale is to grow its market share in Belgium through the acquisition and by deploying new and different distribution channels and cross-selling products. At the end of June, Versatel’s […]

KPN eyeing up Tele2 Belgium

Netherlands-based operator KPN said Tuesday that it is in discussions to buy Tele2’s Belgian unit, Versatel, for approximately Eur100m. KPN’s rationale is to grow its market share in Belgium through the acquisition and by deploying new and different distribution channels and cross-selling products. The company also moved to quash ongoing speculation over KPN’s intentions to […]

Ericsson takes over more Dutch networks

KPN said Monday it has tapped Ericsson’s Global Services operation to take over maintenance of all its radio access networks in the Netherlands. The deal includes GSM, UMTS, the Traxys private mobile radio trunking service, and the Semafonie paging system. Under the deal, some 40 employees will transfer to Ericsson. The Netherlands has been something […]

KPN looks to Spain

Dutch operator KPN is reportedly in talks to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in Spain. The operator is understood to be in discussions with several mobile players in Spain, including Telefonica, Orange and Vodafone. KPN operates its own mobile networks in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany but is looking to expand to other […]

KPN intros home zone

Dutch operator KPN introduced a home zone service on Monday, allowing users to make mobile calls at landline prices when at home. The MobielThuis package is available for Eur7.50 per month on top of a standard monthly mobile subscription. When at home, mobile calls to a fixed number cost less than Eur0.03 per minute, calls […]

State exit prompts KPN sale speculation

The Dutch government sold its remaining 8 per cent stake in former state owned incumbent carrier KPN on Friday. KPN has entered into an agreement to repurchase the shares from the State for a total consideration of approximately Eur800m (£538m), further fuelling speculation that KPN is ripe for takeover. Rumours that KPN could become an […]

KPN and Ericsson team up on VoIP

KPN has signed a three-year contract with Ericsson for the delivery and management of a Voice over IP platform for businesses. The companies said the contract constitutes a major step towards the creation of an All IP environment, in which all communications, including voice telephony, are routed through an IP-based network. The services offered over […]

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