Netherlands-based telco KPN continues to make progress with its wholesale vectoring service rollout, extending the technology to 29 of its existing VDSL "Outer Rings."
Fiber is king in the Netherlands when it comes to growth, a new report from the country's regulator, Authority for Consumers & Markets, says, with Dutch incumbent KPN and its brands holding 40 to 45 percent of the market.
Chief Financial Officer Eric Hageman has resigned from his post at KPN for what the Dutch telco said were personal reasons.
KPN and Telekom Austria have entered a wide-ranging wholesale partnership that will create a joint footprint which includes 173 points of presence (PoPs) within 35 countries.
America Movil saw its European expansion efforts bear fruit in the third quarter as it reported a 67 percent increase in total sales from from MXN 18.3 billion (USD 1.4 billion) to MXN 30.6 billion (USD 2.4 billion), the product of a large foreign exchange gain resulting from the stakes bought in European service providers KPN and Telekom Austria.
KPN Group Belgium on Thursday struck a wholesale arrangement with Belgacom to offer VDSL2-based broadband services to its customers.
KPN is dipping its toes into the 400G waters as the telco completes a pan-European trial with Huawei Technologies.
Carlos Slim's America Movil (NYSE: AMX) wants to hike its stake in Dutch telco KPN, but only as a "long-term" strategic investment, not a takeover, the Mexican telco's CFO Carlos Garcia-Moreno said.
KPN's Eelco Block may still be new to his job as company CEO, but he's got his work cut out for himself as the Netherland's largest service provider revealed that it could miss its 2011 financial
Buoyed by ongoing growth of Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and cable DOCSIS-based services, the Dutch broadband market grew 0.9 percent in Q4 2010, bringing total connections to 6.26 million as of the end