Swedish private equity firm EQT is considering a takeover of Dutch operator KPN, in what would be its largest-ever acquisition, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.
The Dutch incumbent KPN has become the first telco in Europe to test sustainable fibre-optic cabling.
The Dutch telco KPN ended the second quarter 2,293,000 subscribers to its TV services.
The Dutch incumbent has launched a TV service targeting SMEs.
The Dutch Appeal Tribunal for Trade and Industry (CBb) has ruled that KPN and VodafoneZiggo no longer need to open their networks to smaller competitors.
KPN ended the fourth quarter with 2,326,000 TV customers, of whom 2,170,000 opted for IPTV and 156,000 other services.
KPN is adding Amazon Prime Video to its Interactive TV menu, making KPN IPTV the first television platform in the Netherlands integrating the service.
In surprise move Dutch cable operator Ziggo and IPTV provider KPN have started carrying US-based hiphop channel Revolt TV.
Dutch telco KPN has launched a new smart TV app for LG TVs, following a similar app for Samsung TVs last April.
KPN is introducing an improved TV receiver and remote control.