Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Friday Review: Going Dutch

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 09 August 13

America Movil moves to take over KPN while the rest of the industry gets LTE-obsessed.

With August now well underway, many of us in Northern European climes are jetting off to exotic locations to soak up some summer sun. But on Friday morning it emerged that one major telecoms operator is doing just the opposite: America Movil has announced its intention to take a majority stake in Dutch incumbent KPN. The timing of the announcement was fortuitous in that it saved you lovely Total Telecom readers from the 'silly season' Friday Review I was about to start work on when America Movil's press release landed in my inbox. Any later and you would have been treated to a round-up of the plethora of 'fun' – and I use the term loosely – facts about the U.K. mobile market that have been sent to me over the past week. So you don't miss out altogether, here's the gist: young women are the most prone to phone theft because they drink too much; half of Britons have pictures on their phones that they wouldn't want others to see…

With August now well underway, many of us in Northern European climes are jetting off to exotic locations to soak up some summer sun. But on Friday morning it emerged that one major telecoms operator is doing just the opposite: America Movil has announced its intention to take a majority stake in Dutch incumbent KPN. The timing of the announcement was fortuitous in that it saved you lovely Total Telecom readers from the 'silly season' Friday Review I was about to start work on when America Movil's press release landed in my inbox. Any later and you would have been treated to a round-up of the plethora of 'fun' – and I use the term loosely – facts about the U.K. mobile market that have been sent to me over the past week. So you don't miss out altogether, here's the gist: young women are the most prone to phone theft because they drink too much; half of Britons have pictures on their phones that they wouldn't want others to see…

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