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The Dutch 4G Auction and the Law of Unintended Consequences

It took a while, but the spectrum auction in the Netherlands is finally over. The mobile operators are essentially in a position to fully roll out 4G services, and as the regulator had desired, a fourth entrant is poised to come in and shake things up. But it’s worth remembering the old saying that the… Read more

Francesco Radicati

Dutch operators clear the first LTE hurdle, but impact on customers will be limited

The month of May has brought a spate of LTE launches in the Netherlands, as telecoms operators scrambled to meet the coverage obligation deadline for the 2.6GHz spectrum they all bought two years ago. Cable operator Ziggo was the first, followed by the incumbent, KPN, and the rest have now followed suit, with T-Mobile the… Read more

Francesco Radicati

KPN reviews options to strengthen financial position

KPN today announced it is conducting a comprehensive review of the strategic options in respect of its mobile operations in Belgium. With this short statement, KPN revealed an interest in selling Base, an outperforming unit within the group’s operations portfolio. News reports say that Base could fetch up to €1.8 billion in a potential sale.… Read more

Panos Loukos