Feeds

KPN to shed 800 jobs

Usual reasons

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

KPN is to shed some 800 jobs over the next year in its fixed network services division as part of an efficiency drive, the Dutch telecoms giant announced today.

Around 300 marketing and sales jobs at the company's HQ will go as part of a compulsory redundancy scheme. The rest will be lost through "natural wastage".

It seems KPN is feeling the heat as the company's turnover is put under pressure by greater competition, lower prices and an increase in the number of people who have turned their back on a fixed line phone and opted instead to use just a mobile instead.

That's why KPN considers "improvements in efficiency and effectiveness to be essential", the company said in a statement.

It hasn't been a great week for jobs in Europe's telecoms sector.

Earlier this week France Telecom announced plans to axe 14,500 jobs in 2004 as part of restructuring plans. ®

Related Story

France Telecom job cuts hoped to kick-start privatisation

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.