After protracted negotiations between the Mexican and Dutch telcos, America Mobile has pulled its acquisition offer.
The latest tech news from Belgium and the Netherlands.
Martin began his IT career in 1998 covering games and gadgets, only to discover that the scope of his interests extended far beyond that. Ironically, where he used to cover 'anything with a plug', he now focuses on the wireless world. A self-pronounced Apple enthusiast who can't live without his Windows PC, he writes tech news, reviews and tutorials for the Dutch market and stories about flying elephants for his two sons.
Three Dutch ministers have published an open letter stating that, unlike Belgium's incumbent telco, KPN hasn't been targeted by foreign intelligence services.
As Netflix's European base is in Luxembourg, the Dutch privacy watchdog can't take any action over breaches of the country's data protection laws.
Base has switched on its LTE network in 15 cities, and Mobistar is testing its own equivalent, but regulations mean that Brussels remains a notable 4G black spot.
A draft bill that force tech firms to disclose when they suffer security breaches has drawn the ire of the Netherlands' IT industry.
The Belgian telco is dealing with the aftermath of an intrusion into its IT systems - with the NSA named as a potential suspect.
The Mexican telco's proposed acquisition of KPN has disintegrated thanks to a surprise move by the Dutch company's independent foundation.
A court in the Hague has ordered Dutch telcos to cut mobile termination rates, but by significantly less than the country's watchdog had been calling for.
While the Mexican telco prepares to buy KPN, the Dutch incumbent is looking into the sale of a German subsidiary.
The Mexican telco is aiming to take over the Dutch incumbent in a move that may disrupt the sale of Germany's E-Plus.