Altice not interested in America Movil’s KPN stake – report

Ambitious cable-to-mobile group Altice is not interested in bidding for America Movil’s 21 per cent stake in Dutch operator KPN, following renewed speculation about the Latin American giant’s intentions for its shares in the company. America Movil reclassified its investment …

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Operators and vendors predict long life for 2G

LIVE FROM LTE WORLD SUMMIT 2015: Executives from operators and vendors this week agreed that 2G technology is likely to live on into a fruitful old-age alongside 4G (LTE), while 3G is much less loved in comparison. Pierre Francois Dubois, VP …

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KPN chief claims industry needs 5G step-change

LIVE FROM LTE WORLD SUMMIT 2015: If 5G is an “incremental step” over 4G technology “we are going to fail”, Erik Hoving, CTO of Dutch operator KPN, warned this morning. “5G is going to ask different things from us as …

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KPN, Orange, Swisscom invest in IoT firm Actility

French firm Actility, a specialist in low-power wireless networks for the Internet of Things (IoT), secured a $25 million funding round which included three European operators and Foxconn. The round was led by Ginko Ventures and numbered operators KPN, which …

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Altice chairman “seriously considered” KPN takeover bid – report

Patrick Drahi, chairman and founder of Altice – an increasingly acquisitive European cable and mobile group – reportedly weighed up a bid for Dutch incumbent KPN, but eventually pulled out because the price was too high. News of Drahi’s apparent …

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New Belgian legislation to make Proximus privatisation possible

The Belgian government is working to amend laws to make it possible to sell its stake in Proximus, the country’s largest operator, which could yield €6 billion, although the state may maintain a minimum interest, according to reports. Currently, the …

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KPN agrees €1.3B Base sale to Liberty Global subsidiary

Dutch incumbent KPN struck a definitive agreement with Telenet Global Holding, a subsidiary of European cable company Liberty Global, to sell Base, its Belgian mobile unit, for €1.33 billion in cash. Telenet, a cable operator, also runs an MVNO on …

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KPN confirms Base bids

KPN confirmed that “several parties have shown preliminary interest” in its Belgian mobile unit Base, and that it is exploring “all of its options” regarding the business. The Netherlands-based company has previously explored the option of selling Base, although this course …

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KPN to abandon youth-focused brand Hi

Dutch incumbent KPN will bid farewell to Hi, its mobile brand geared towards young people, this summer because “the specific wishes of Hi customers and KPN’s own brand mobile customers have dovetailed”, especially when it comes to data traffic and …

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