Mobile data consumption reaches new records in the Netherlands
In the third quarter of 2023, data consumption on mobile reached 558 million gigabytes, the highest quarterly consumption ever.
This is according to figures from the Authority Consumer & Market, which has kept statistics on the mobile phone market since the beginning of 2014. Compared to the... Read more
KPN invests in Slovakian CloudTalk
CloudTalk has raised 26 million euros from investment companies for further growth and innovation. KPN Ventures, among others, has invested in the call center software provider.
Slovakia-based Cloudtalk has raised investment rounds totalling 26 million euros. Other investors include henQ, Point ... Read more
KPN utilizes 5G network for drone flight optimization service
KPN will demonstrate a new service that advances the use of commercial drones in the Netherlands at Amsterdam Drone Week, later this year. Drone Connect allows drones to connect to KPN's mobile 5G network. It can utilize the route planner to choose the optimal flight path for drone flight. Addition... Read more
KPN acquires healthcare data exchange service Open HealthHub
KPN Health has acquired Open HealthHub's medical data exchange service.
KPN is looking to acquire and provide digital services for healthcare. The most recent acquisition concerns Open HealthHub's 'DVZA for VVT institutions', a medical data exchange service used in nursing homes, rest homes and ... Read more
Dutch telecom provider KPN turns down two billion-dollar bids
KPN has rejected takeover bids from two different parties. Both a consortium of EQT and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and rival company KKR had made billion-dollar bids for the Dutch telecom provider.
The bids were possibly as high as 18 billion euros, according to the Financial Times. KPN t... Read more
GTT wants to connect multinationals with own network and SD-WAN
GTT is working hard to become one of the largest SD-WAN suppliers in the world. It's not doing this by developing SD-WAN hardware, but by delivering and managing a solid SD-WAN solution. The company challenges the current market with its own worldwide Tier 1-network and SD-WAN solution.
To get a... Read more
KPN quits ISDN after almost 30 years and starts closing lines.
KPN has started to shut down most ISDN lines. ISDN was introduced almost thirty years ago and made it possible to call and surf the net over one telephone line. The provider announced its intention to stop using the technology as early as 2017.
ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) made it poss... Read more
KPN brands lose customers and revenue due to phasing out Telfort, Yes and XS4ALL
Telfort Business and Yes Telecom, two of KPN's subsidiary brands, lost both customers and revenue in the first quarter of this year. The cause is the phasing out of the brands.
In January of this year, we announced that we would discontinue the brands Telfort, Yes Telecom and XS4ALL. All custome... Read more
KPN Security may provide security products and services to 330 municipalities
KPN Security may provide security products and services to more than 330 municipalities and municipal alliances.
The municipal tender GGI-Veilig is part of the Municipal Common Infrastructure and should increase the digital resilience of municipalities. Municipalities save on procurement costs by co... Read more
At least three telecom providers are allowed to buy and use 5G frequencies.
At least three telecom providers are allowed to purchase and use frequencies for the faster mobile internet connection 5G. This is evident from the Mobile Communication Policy Document by State Secretary Mona Keijzer of Economic Affairs and Climate Change. Healthy competition must be maintained by a... Read more