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Dutch wholesale cable regulation overturned on appeal

2020-03-17 11:12:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Dutch operators KPN and VodafoneZiggo have won an appeal against the wholesale broadband regulation passed by the ACM in 2018. The corporate appeals court CBb sided with the dominant operators and rejected appeals from rivals T-Mobile and Tele2 Netherlands. 

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Iliad revenue growth improves to 11% in Q4

2020-03-17 10:20:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Iliad generated group revenues of EUR 1.39 billion in the fourth quarter, up 11.0 percent year-on-year and accelerating from 8.1 percent growth in Q3. In its core French market, growth in service revenues improved for the fourth consecutive quarter, as Free returned to positive customer net additions in the mobile segment and continued to gain fixed broadband subscribers. While confirming the targets set within its 2024 Odyssey plan, the company noted that the current Covid-19 epidemic could have a negative impact on its objectives and on the wider telecom sector, noting the possibility of shortages of some electronic components and a slowdown in the pace of fixed and mobile network deployments.

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Dutch mobile market contracts 4% in 2019, T-Mobile outperforms to gain number-2 spot

2020-03-17 10:03:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Tough competition in both the consumer and business markets led to lower service revenues at KPN and Vodafone in 2019, according to Telecompaper's latest Dutch Mobile Operators report. KPN lost mobile customers over the year, due in part to its decision to discontinue the Telfort brand, but remained market leader with nearly 40 percent of revenue, down from 42.5 percent in 2018. Vodafone showed a small increase in customer numbers, but revenues were still lower, and the company also lost almost 2.5 percent points of market share to reach just over 30 percent for the year.

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WindTre's Very Mobile brand launches first official plans from EUR 5 for 30GB

2020-03-17 08:58:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Very Mobile, the new low-cost brand of Italian operator WindTre, has launched its first range of permanent plans following the recent introductory offer for the first 20,000 subscribers. The basic plan costs EUR 4.99 a month for unlimited calls and SMS plus 30GB of data at 4G speeds, and is available online and in physical stores to customers porting their number from most MVNOs including Fastweb Mobile, CoopVoce, PosteMobile, Digi Mobil, LycaMobile, Rabona Mobile and Tiscali, but excluding Vodafone's Ho Mobile and TIM's Kena Mobile brands.

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French telcos discipline over COVID-19 will hit OTT services

2020-03-17 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

As work from home becomes increasingly mandated throughout Europe, networks are being tested under the unprecedented traffic levels.    Yesterday, BT said it had no fears that its network was up to the challenge, but this statement seems at odds with the operator’s European counterparts. Despite their excellent fibre infrastructure dwarfing the UK&rsquo…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Free high-speed internet hubs to be deployed ahead of Ireland's National Broadband Plan

2020-03-17 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

After a very bumpy beginning, Ireland’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) is finally making progress, with National Broadband Ireland (NBI) announcing that 150 high-speed internet hubs will be active by the end of the year. These hubs are the first half of the 300 proposed by the NBP, where the public will have access to free high…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Changing mobile landscape not coronavirus forces closure of Carphone Warehouse standalone stores

2020-03-17 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Carphone Warehouse have announced that they plan to close all of their 531 standalone stores in the UK by the 3rd of April.  The announcement comes somewhat smothered by the escalating COVID-19 healthcare crisis and this may be by design, since only two in five of the 2,900 staff to lose their jobs will be transferred to new roles within the business…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Build it and bits will come: UK govt to mandate gigabit broadband for all new builds

2020-03-17 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The UK government has today announced legislation that would require almost all of the new properties built in country to have access to gigabit-speed broadband.    Prior to this announcement, developers were merely advised to deliver at least ‘superfast’ (i.e., >30 Mbps) broadband to new builds – in 2019, around 96% of new builds met this criteria…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Apple fined record EUR 1.1 bln in France over unfair sales practices

2020-03-16 16:08:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Apple and two of its wholesale distribution partners, Ingram Micro and Tech Data, received fines totalling EUR 1.24 billion from the French antitrust regulator, following an investigation started in 2012. The companies have been found guilty of operating a cartel for a range of Apple products including computers and tablets, but not the iPhone. The fine inflicted on Apple amounts to EUR 1.1 billion, the largest ever imposed by the French competition watchdog. Tech Data and Ingram Micro will have to pay sanctions of EUR 76 million and EUR 63 million respectively.

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Dutch Television Market 2019-Q4

2020-03-16 16:05:00| Telecompaper Reports

This report analyses developments in the Dutch market for television connections and revenues in the fourth quarter of 2019, and compares the findings with results from previous quarters. The focus is on TV via cable networks (Ziggo, Delta and Caiway), as the largest TV technology in the Netherlands; terrestrial digital TV (DVB-T), offered by KPN's Digitenne; DVB-S (satellite), offered by Canal Digitaal; IPTV via DSL networks, offered by KPN and its brands, Tele2, T-Mobile, Online.nl and others; and (analogue) TV via FTTH (Caiway, KPN, Tele2, T-Mobile, Online.nl and others).

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