Thursday, 19 February 2009

Tele2 Netherlands ditch KPN for T-Mobile - Netherlands

Tele2 Netherlands has announced that they have signed an MVNO agreement with T-Mobile Netherlands, officially severing ties with former MVNO partner KPN.

Industry speculation was rife that Tele2 would switch its services to T-Mobile after anonymous sources initially informed Reuters of the proposed deal. Both KPN and Deutsche Telekom - parent company of T-Mobile Netherlands - refused to issue a statement about the rumoured agreement. When spokesmen from both companies were pressed about the reports they remained tight-lipped, neither confirming nor denying the speculation.

The new agreement will see Tele2, the largest MVNO in The Netherlands, transfer its 450,000 customers over to T-Mobile Netherlands, giving it access to both its 2G & 3G network.

"We are very pleased with the agreement which gives Tele2 improved margins on an already profitable market. The agreement also allows us to continue to offer high quality products and at the same time ensure our price leading position.” said Harri Koponen, President and CEO of Tele2.