KPN And Deloitte Assure The Dutch Cloud

Yesterday KPN announced CloudNL. CloudNL is a Dutch cloud, located in Dutch datacenters, compliant with Dutch law, assured by KPN and Deloitte. In addition to CloudNL, KPN launched the cloud services aggregation platform Grip. Grip offers a single sign-on, single bill and single supplier contact to a mix of private, public and hybrid cloud services. […] Read more »

Voiceworks Launches FMC Portfolio and Partner Programme

This Monday, Dutch VoIP and business broadband player Voiceworks entered the mobile market. As MVNE on the KPN network, it launched three (converged) business mobile services. Voiceworks Mobile is the core mobile voice and data service. Mobile Connect mobilizes existing on-premise PBX installations through a connection with the Voiceworks hybrid VoIP/GSM core. Managed Mobile hosts […] Read more »

Macheen Flips The Model

If you have been following our METISbits opinion pieces, you know we have briefly mentioned start-up Macheen before. Since then, Macheen has moved on. This week they announced that Lenovo selected Macheen as worldwide partner for embedded broadband to be integrated in 45 Lenovo product models and the Lenovo cloud. With their existing agreement with […] Read more »

The Future Of Communications Is Inside The App

There is a two trillion dollar fixed and mobile communications market out there that is about to find out that both communications and connectivity could quickly become feature and function rather than product and service. Already communications is rapidly being unbundled from the underlying network. Skype, WebEx, and Lync are just a couple of examples […] Read more »

The Mobile Voice And Text Messaging Platform Is Burning

And KPN is the proverbial canary in the coal mine. For operators, the impact of an increased uptake of mobile VoIP and chat (mVoIP/Chat) is potentially devastating. Operators run a very real risk that voice and SMS revenues will dwindle. A study by GSM/Wireless Intelligence estimates global mobile service provider revenues will be $1.1 trillion […] Read more »