Dutch operators see little interest in shared data plans

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Shared data bundles are still a limited offering on the Dutch mobile market, the three network operators told Telecompaper. In countries such as the US and in Scandinavia, family plans are increasingly common, allowing members of the same household to share the same data bundle. KPN said it has no new plans for such an offer, and Vodafone declined to …

EditorDutch operators see little interest in shared data plans

Angie UK secures EUR 1 bln investment from NSL

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Netherlands-based telecom entrant Angie announced that private equity firm NSL will invest up to EUR 1 billion in Angie Communications UK through its UK TMT & Infrastructures Fund. Angie UK aims to build and operate three state-of-the-art, next-generation FttP and mobile broadband/wireless access (MB/WA) infrastructures in the UK as part of its international strategy of building and operating “a unique …

EditorAngie UK secures EUR 1 bln investment from NSL

European online ad market up 12% to EUR 30.7 bln in 2014

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IAB Europe announced that online advertising grew 11.6% to a market value of EUR 30.7 billion in 2014. IAB Europe’s AdEx Benchmark research showed that online advertising achieved double digit growth for a fifth consecutive year. All markets participating in the study recorded positive growth and 20 markets grew double-digit. Mobile and video ad spend continued on their strong growth curves …

EditorEuropean online ad market up 12% to EUR 30.7 bln in 2014

America Movil to issue bonds exchangeable for KPN shares

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America Movil announced plans to issue bonds exchangeable into KPN shares. The offering is expected to raise EUR 2.25 billion, with an option to increase this by EUR 250 million. The bonds will have a maturity of five years and are expected to pay a coupon of between zero and 0.5 percent per year. The exchange premium is expected to …

EditorAmerica Movil to issue bonds exchangeable for KPN shares

Telfort to offer 2 months carryover on postpaid plans

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Dutch mobile services provider Telfort is refreshing its subscription plans and will now allow monthly bundles to be used for 3 months. All plans also come with unlimited SMS. The monthly rates will increase by EUR 1, resulting in offers of 150 minutes for EUR 6 per month, 300 minutes for EUR 8, 500 minutes for EUR 13 and 1,000 …

EditorTelfort to offer 2 months carryover on postpaid plans

Liberty Global sees subscriber growth slow in Q1

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Cable group Liberty Global reported a slowdown in the first-quarter to organic net additions of just 68,000 revenue-generating units. The company said the weak performance was due mainly to higher video losses in Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland. Total RGUS rose by 80,000 in the 3 months to 56.0 million at the end of March, with growth held back by higher …

EditorLiberty Global sees subscriber growth slow in Q1

NextGenTel posts Q1 net profit on lower revenues

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Telio, which recently decided to change its name to NextGenTel, said revenues in the first quarter of 2015 fell to NOK 311.9 million from NOK 322.4 million in the same quarter last year. The gross profit fell to NOK 160.3 million from NOK 170.7 million, giving a gross margin of 51.4%, down from 52.9%. EBITDA decreased to NOK 64.2 million …

EditorNextGenTel posts Q1 net profit on lower revenues

KPN keeps FY guidance as Q1 revenues decline 3.9%

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KPN reported first quarter results showing revenues down 3.9% to EUR 1.92 billion and an adjusted EBITDA up 0.2% to EUR 622 million. The net profit reached EUR 15 million from 3 million the year before, while capex went to EUR 357 million, pushing free cash flow to EUR 34 million. The operator attributed the lower revenues to a weaker …

EditorKPN keeps FY guidance as Q1 revenues decline 3.9%

Use of social media grows among Dutch advertisers

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Dutch advertisers have started using more social media, according to a study from MediaScience, performed by Adformatie among the top 1000 advertisers. Nearly 95% of the advertisers use platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn. Almost 70 of the marketers say they will increase advertising on social media, compared to the year before. Still, social media occupies a modest place within advertising, …

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KPN to up mobile coverage in sparsely populated areas

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KPN announced it will be putting extra efforts into improving mobile coverage in sparsely populated areas. The operator expects to iron out hundreds of bottlenecks over the next 3 years by using new technologies. So far, the focus has gone to improving coverage in areas of at least 1,500 inhabitants but it will now go to locations with a lower population density. …

EditorKPN to up mobile coverage in sparsely populated areas