KPN reported declines in adjusted revenue and EBITDA during the second quarter of 2016, as growth in the number of bundled services sold by its consumer division was offset by lower sales at its business unit.
Telefónica Deutschland confirmed that the Simyo mobile brand would gradually be phased out in Germany and that the Base brand would be positioned as an online-only service in future.
KPN announced it has launched the Netherland's first LoRa network, making the country the first globally to have such a network for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Huawei, Ericsson, KPN, and Vodafone were among 10 partners that launched a 5G test bed in the Dutch province of North Groningen with a focus on developing practical applications for the next-generation technology.
A new study by TowerXchange predicted that 48 per cent of European mobile towers will be owned by independent tower companies by 2020 as mobile network operators continue to divest their infrastructure.
KPN announced that it is on track to complete nationwide deployment of a LoRa-based Internet of Things (IoT) network by June after expanding coverage throughout western Holland, an area known as the Randstad.
Deutsche Telekom board member Niek Jan van Damme issued a rallying call to Germany and Europe to back open standards in the field of smart homes, warning that a failure to do so would see businesses in the region lose out to international rivals.
Hrvatski Telekom, the Croatian subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, took its first step as a technology partner to the city of Dubrovnik by opening a smart street pilot project.
Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile Netherlands business narrowly beat rivals KPN, Vodafone Netherlands and Tele2 Netherlands in terms of voice call success rates, research company Omnitele said.
KPN unveiled a new strategy designed to reduce capex and opex by a further €300 million ($329 million) a year by the end of 2019, bringing total cost savings to at least €750 million by that point compared to 2013.