Vodafone Nederland and Ziggo are merging to form a single joint venture, Ziggo owner Liberty Global announced on Monday evening. By merging the companies aim to create "a stronger fixed and mobile competitor in the Dutch market", with Ziggo's broadband network and Vodafone's mobile operations.
Half of all internet traffic using the network from Dutch telecom KPN is to deliver video, the company revealed in its quarterly statement on Tuesday. Roughly 25 percent of traffic comes from YouTube, while 20 percent is from Netflix.
All NS Intercity trains will be equipped with 4G mobile internet connections by the end of the summer, reports public transport news outlet OV Magazine. The first Intercity trains with high-speed internet are already operational.
The telecom brand Hi is disappearing from the marketplace within a few months. On May 1, the activities of the carrier will be placed under the brand of the parenting company KPN, according to Hi’s webpage.
Marketingfacts.nl conducted a marketing stunt on Thursday in which users without Android devices only saw a grim message "you can not use this service because you do not have the right gear." The stunt was at first thought to be a new, legitimate policy of the company, before it was revealed as a marketing trick.
The GroenLinks party called for a new initiative Tuesday, the outcome of which may bring charging stations for phones, tablets and laptops to train stations.
Samsung has officially launched the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo in the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands, nearly all households have an internet connection and almost half have a tablet computer, national statistics office CBS said.
International Card Services (ICS) and Vodafone Netherlands have joined forces to launch a mobile credit card in mid-2014 to support contactless payments by smartphone, Telecom Paper reports.
Tele2 AB is building a 4th-generation network in the Netherlands and could sell older fixed-line assets in the country, Bloomberg News reports.
UPC Netherlands plans to increase its standard subscription rate from €18.20 per month to €18.70, starting January 1, 2014.
T-Mobile Netherlands has decided to sell its broadband business Euronet/Online to the Canal Digital Satelliet Group.
Vodafone Netherlands announced that it will invest €270 million over the next three years in the Netherlands.
Huawei Netherlands has mistakenly put customer information online in an open directory.
KPN has formed partnership with Ascom Wireless Solutions to develop products for healthcare market in the Netherlands.
T-Mobile Netherlands announced that Thomas Berlemann is stepping down as chief executive officer of the company at the end of this year.
Dutch financial institution Rabobank has partnered with Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to launch a commercial mobile payment solution in the Netherlands.
Ben, mobile services provider in the Netherlands, is offering a discount on its Ben vaak with a 24-month contract, Telecom Paper reports.
South Korean company Samsung will launch a new variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 called Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. This more rugged version of the S4 features water and dust resistance capabilities.