KPN to discontinue Hi brand

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KPN announced it’s abandoning its youth mobile brand Hi. Sales of Hi products will stop 01 May, and existing customers will be transferred to KPN-brand services by July. The 52 Hi shops will be closed this summer. The Dutch operator plans to continue with a multi-brand strategy, with ‘KPN’ offering “full service” and the Telfort and Simyo brands focusing on …

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Netflix near 1 mln subscribers in Netherlands

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Netflix had around 940,000 subscribers in the Netherlands at the end of 2014, making it the fifth-largest market for the company, according to figures form IHS. The US remains Netflix’s largest market with 37.7 million subscribers. According to the figures reported by the New York Times, the Netherlands ranks lower in terms of percentage of the population with Netflix. With …

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Telio adds 85,000 customers in Q4

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Telio’s revenues fell to NOK 314.0 million in Q4 2014 from NOK 327.7 million a year earlier. Gross profit was also down, NOK 170.5 million compared to NOK 174.6 million, while EBITDA adjusted for non-recurring items rose to NOK 78.3 million from NOK 73.9 million in Q4 2013. EBIT improved to NOK 46.4 million from NOK 32.9 million a year …

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Ziggo stops support for separate smart cards

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Dutch cable operator Ziggo is planning to switch to a lease model for its TV decoders. In a letter to dealers, Ziggo said it will no longer offer or activate smart cards from 01 April. Customers who acquired DVB-C decoder from channels other than Ziggo can continue to use a separate smart card. Customers can otherwise switch to a lease …

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Dutch govt keep data retention law as is, for the moment

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The Dutch government does not want to change how the data retention law gets carried out, the ministry of safety and justice stated. The Upper House of Parliament formally asked about the data retention law after the European Court went against the Dutch version. The court overturned the data retention directive and the government is now working on a new …

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Dutch FTTH network penetration rises to 31% in 2014

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According to data from the Telecompaper FTTH Monitor, the number of fibre lines in the Netherlands grew to 2.3 million in 2014 from 1.95 million the year before, with penetration rising to 31% from 26%. Reggefiber had by far the largest market share: 85% of all homes passed were covered by Reggefiber, with CIF taking the rest of the FTTH …

EditorDutch FTTH network penetration rises to 31% in 2014

Vodafone slows drop in revenue, capex up 39% in Q3

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Vodafoe Group slowed the decline in organic service revenue to 0.4 percent in its fiscal third quarter to December. In Europe, organic service revenues fell 2.7% to GBP 6.63 billion, as the mobile operator returned to growth in the UK and the drop in revenues relented to 1.0% in Germany. In the Africa, Middle East and Asia region, organic service revenue …

EditorVodafone slows drop in revenue, capex up 39% in Q3

Vodafone Netherlands returns to revenue growth in Q3

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Vodafone Netherlands reported a return to revenue growth in its fiscal third quarter to December. Organic service revenue increased 2.2 percent year-on-year to EUR 437.7 million, the first increase in three years. ARPU rose 2.2% as well, to EUR 25.50, thanks to a higher share of postpaid customers. Prepaid ARPU was down 13.4 percent to EUR 4, while postpaid ARPU …

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Belgian e-commerce expands 15% in 2014

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According to the Belgian trade federation Comeros, E-commerce in Belgium grew by 15 percent in 2014 to EUR 5.62 billion, equal to around 6.4% of retail sales. The number of online transactions increased by 16% last year to around 3.5 billion. Among shoppers at Belgian online outlets, 4.3% came from the Netherlands and 12.5 percent from France. The association estimates …

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Dutch govt plans new office to vet ICT projects

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The Dutch cabinet has approved plans to evaluate public ICT projects more thoroughly prior to their adoption, in order to increase the chances of success. This follows the report ‘Grip op ICT’ by a temporary commission, which recommended setting up a dedicated office for evaluating risky ICT projects. The BIT office will have a small team supplemented by experts from …

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