Dutch 5G auction: KPN, Odido, and VodafoneZiggo secure crucial spectrum

Netherlands’ telecoms regulator announced this week that KPN, Odido, and VodafoneZiggo have each successfully acquired 100 MHz of spectrum in the coveted 3.5GHz band.

The long-awaited auction, which raised a total of €174.4 million, saw each operator secure their spectrum allocation for just over the reserve price.

KPN invested €58.4 million, VodafoneZiggo paid €57.5 million, and Odido (formerly T-Mobile Netherlands) acquired its share for a comparable amount....

KPN and ABP form tower company amid rising data demand

KPN and Dutch pension fund ABP have entered into an agreement to form a new tower company, known as TowerCo. This partnership aligns with KPN's ‘Connect, Activate & Grow’ strategy, aiming to optimise the value of its passive infrastructure assets while maintaining strategic flexibility.

The agreement comes in response to the surging consumption of data and the deployment of new technologies. With the growing demand for network expansion and densification, KPN recognises...

KPN selects Ericsson to replace Huawei for its 5G core

Dutch operator KPN has opted to use Ericsson’s standalone 5G core tech to replace Huawei in its network.

As part of the five-year agreement, Ericsson will deploy dual-mode 5G core software with full support services—including an accompanying systems integration program featuring third-line support services.

Babak Fouladi, Chief Technology and Digital Officer at KPN, says:

”With our new 5G core network, we are entering the next era of mobile technology. By...