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European Hosted IP Telephony And UCaaS Market Prepares To Stave Off Competition From Aggressive US Players

European telecom carriers’ initiatives to discontinue integrated services digital network (ISDN) services are driving carrier and customer migration to Internet protocol (IP) connectivity services. The move is also fuelling adoption of next-generation business communication solutions, such as hosted private branch exchange (PBX) and unified communications as a service (UCaaS). Increasing availability of compelling cloud communications offerings and expanding feature sets,…

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Leading position of the Netherlands in Mobile is at stake due to spectrum policy, said KPN

The Netherlands is heading for a false start in the roll-out of 5G, because proposed Dutch spectrum policy is inconsistent with European developments and insufficient spectrum will be made available. The leading position of the Netherlands in the field of mobile connectivity is at stake if the Dutch government doesn’t change its mobile spectrum policy. This is part of KPN’s…

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T-Mobile NL launches disruptive Go Unlimited EU subscription

T-Mobile Netherlands said it is looking to cause a price war with the introduction of its new ‘disruptive’ T-Mobile Go Unlimited EU subscription. For EUR 35 per month, Dutch consumers and small business users (up to 20 employees) can get unlimited calling, texting and internet in the Netherlands and the rest of the European Union. For EUR 60 per month,…

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KPN claims first in Europe with start to LTE-M testing

Dutch operator KPN followed rival Orange in revealing support for cellular LTE-M technology for low power wide area networks (LPWA) in Europe after previously backing unlicensed rival LoRa. In a statement released today, KPN said it “recently” tested LTE-M, along with partners Ericsson and Qualcomm, laying claim to being the first European operator to do so. European operator Orange also told Mobile World Live in November…

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KPN hits convergence milestone

Dutch telco KPN has announced reaching the one million subscriber milestone for its converged fixed-mobile products. The firm, which offers multi-play bundles under its own name and also via its sub-brand Telfort, has added more than 330,000 fixed-mobile customers over the last year, having claimed 669,000 converged users at end-September 2015.KPN’s figures count the number of customers who combine a…

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Dutch regulator to end consumer fixed voice regulation

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) is proposing a relaxation of regulation in the country’s residential fixed telephony market. The watchdog says that no one company has a dominant position in terms of fixed voice services for home users, with incumbent telco KPN having seen its market share whittled away by the likes of cableco Ziggo and smaller…

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