Regulators greenlight the sale of T-Mobile Netherlands
Tele2 is permitted to sell T-Mobile Netherlands. The business unit will be handed to investors Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus. The proceeds -- 5.1 billion euros -- will be divided among current shareholder.
75 percent of T-Mobile Netherlands is owned by Deutsche Telekom. 25 percent belongs to ... Read more
Apax Funds and Warburg Pincus to acquire T-Mobile Netherlands
The transaction values the company at an Enterprise Value of €5.1bn.
Apax Funds and Warburg Pincus have agreed to acquire T-Mobile Netherlands Holding B.V. from Deutsche Telekom AG and Tele2 AB. They announced the deal in a press release this week.
T-Mobile is a leading European telecommuni... Read more
Operators prepare to give Sweden full 5G coverage
Spectrum sales shows interest in covering the whole country with 5G service.
On January 19, Swedish telecom regulator PTS announced that it had completed its 5G spectrum auction. Reuters reported that four bidders dominated the auction, which raised SEK 2.3 billion (EUR 227 million).
The bidd... Read more
Tele2 chooses Nokia for their 5G network rollout
The Swedisch telecom operator Tele2 has chosen a partnership with Nokia for the deployment of 5G core networks in Sweden and the Baltics. Which is a huge win for Nokia, since their biggest competitor, Ericsson, is also from Sweden. They beat them at their home turf.
The news about this partnersh... 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
European rollout 5G delayed by sanctions and investigation Chinese equipment
European governments' assessment of the impact of using Chinese equipment is slowing down the roll-out of 5G services across Europe. In addition, the American sanctions against Huawei are also causing a delay. That's what Anders Nilsson, CEO of the Swedish telecom group Tele2, says in an interview w... Read more
‘AIVD is investigating possible Chinese espionage of Huawei in the Netherlands’.
The AIVD would investigate possible espionage in the Netherlands by Huawei. That's what sources of information tell the Volkskrant. A spokesman for the Chinese company denies the accusations.
Huawei would have a back door to customer data from one of the three largest telecom providers in the Nether... Read more
“300,000 e-mail accounts Tele2 not properly secured.
The e-mail accounts of provider Tele2 are not properly secured. Malicious parties can gain access to a victim's e-mail address using only the victim's postcode and house number. So it doesn't take much to bypass security.
RTL News reports that on the basis of its own research. RTL News called Tele2'... Read more
Turnover in the Dutch business telecom market down 6.4 percent’.
The Dutch market for corporate telecom services generated a turnover of 575 million euros in the third quarter of 2018. This is a decrease of 6.4 percent compared to the same quarter a year earlier. This is evident from Telecompaper's quarterly report on the market for corporate telecommunications.
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T-Mobile and Tele2 complete merger
The merger between the Dutch branches of T-Mobile and Tele2 will be completed on 2 January 2019. The companies wanted to merge for more than a year, but only received permission from the European Commission last November. That was worried about the competition in the Dutch market.
But since January ... Read more