Microsoft releases Office, Outlook apps for Android

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Microsoft has released the official version of its Office for Android tablets app, ending a preview period. The early release attracted over 250,000 downloads across 33 languages in more than 110 countries, the company said. With the customer feedback, it has improved the Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps. They are available free on Google Play. Customers need to sign in …

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KPN, Vodafone fined for net neutrality violations

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The Dutch regulator ACM has fined KPN and Vodafone respectively EUR 250,000 and EUR 200,000 for violations of net neutrality. KPN was fined for blocking certain services, including forms of VoIP, on its free Wi-Fi hotspots. According to the regulator, providers cannot discriminate between services provided over an internet connection. KPN said it accepts the fine and agrees with the …

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Ziggo continues harmonisation in Enschede, Roosendaal

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Ziggo will be looking to harmonize networks in the Enschede and Roosendaal regions in the short term, as reported by TotaalTV. The harmonization will link the networks of Ziggo and UPC Netherlands. The process will take place on 28 January in Enschede, including Hengelo and surrounding area. It will then move on to the region of Roosendaal and Bergen op …

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Tele2 adds Sigfox network in Netherlands for M2M services

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Tele2 and the Dutch company Aerea announced a M2M/IoT partnership in the Netherlands. In addition to Tele2’s mobile network, the partnership will use the Sigfox global network to deliver services. Aerea is the exclusive Sigfox network operator for the Netherlands and already covers 85 percent of the country. Tele2 M2M Global Solutions has added Aerea to its partner eco-system, and …

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KPN increases data bundles with new postpaid plans

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KPN is introducing new mobile plans from 02 February, with bigger data bundles up to 10 GB per month. Existing customers will also receive an increase in their data allowances. The new plans will include offers aimed at people who mainly use internet (‘Vooral Internet’), and call and text less. The operator will also continue to offer customers who also …

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Almost 8.3 mln contactless payments in Netherlands in 2014

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The number of payments with chip-and-PIN cards in the Netherlands rose by 9.5 percent in 2014 to a new record of 2.913 billion, according to the Netherlands Payments Association (Betaalvereniging Nederland). Payments with the online banking system iDeal were up by 26.4 percent over the same period to 180.2 million. The association expects the amount of electronic payments to increase …

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Dutch mobile operators fix DPI privacy violations

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Tele2, T-Mobile and Vodafone have taken sufficient measures to ensure they meet the privacy requirements of the law in terms of deep packet inspection. As a result, the privacy regulator CBP does not plan any sanctions against the operators. The regulator started an investigation in 2011 into possible violations of the law on protecting personal data and found evidence of …

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Vodafone stops DSL, ISDN services on slow lines

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Vodafone Netherlands is discontinuing services to a group of customers due to the poor quality of the DSL connections. ISDN services will no longer be offered either. Vodafone provides both services on the basis of KPN’s network. The news site Tweakers received a letter from a Vodafone customer in which the operator said the service would stop at the end …

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WhatsApp, Facebook dominate European IM market

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Over a quarter of European instant messaging users say they use WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger regularly. According to the research by Forrester, 28% of IM users stated they use WhatsApp regularly and 26% Facebook Messenger. Skype Video Calling followed at a distance with 16% and Skype Instant Messenger was used regularly by 11%. The top service varied by country, with WhatsApp …

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