KPN, VodafoneZiggo nets opened up to competition [telecom]

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Dominant Dutch telco KPN and multiplay operator VodafoneZiggo must
both open up their fixed network to other providers. This is what the
Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) - the Netherlands Authority
for Consumers & Markets says in the market analysis decision Wholesale
Fixed Access, with the regulation taking effect on October 1st 2018.

"We see that these two parties are collectively dominant on the
market," stated Henk Don, board member ACM. "This would enable them to
use that position to increase prices for consumers in tacit
coordination, or to adjust conditions to their advantage. Because both
KPN and VodafoneZiggo have these options, ACM considers it fair to
open up the network of both parties to competition. In this way,
providers without their own network can still offer their services to
consumers and businesses. This means there is sufficient competition
in the retail markets with more choice and good rates."

Bill Horne
(Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)

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