KPN acquires Dutch MVNO, adding to growing empire

Strengthening its position in its domestic market, the Netherlands' largest telecoms company, KPN, has concluded a deal for an undisclosed amount to acquire the Dutch MVNO operations of debitel Germany. This move will bring around 530,000 new customers to KPN along with reported revenues of €247 million and 130 employees.

This move follows KPN's buyout of Telfort in 2005 and preparations announced earlier this month to launch an MVNO in France using Bouygues Telecom's network. While branding and pricing have not been disclosed, it is thought that KPN will replicate the business model of its Spanish no-frills MVNO brand Simyo (launched in June on the Orange network), and use Spanish distribution partner 20:20 Mobile to help launch the service in mainland France.

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