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KPN's biggest fear: cable starts competing on speed

Monday 11 May 2015 | 14:05 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Background
The earlier announced slowdown in KPN's roll-out of FTTH was underlined again in the first quarter. The operator added just 45,000 homes passed, the smallest number since 2011, when Reggefiber was still working on its roll-out model. KPN's focus has shifted, at least for the moment, to the copper network. This is a risky strategy. Cable operators may disrupt KPN's plans by turning to faster broadband speeds and investing in Docsis 3.1 technology. Given Liberty Global's leverage, it can't afford to stand still; Ziggo must grow. A few years ago KPN's ADSL services lost ground to cable after the

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: KPN / Liberty Global / Reggefiber / Ziggo
Countries: Netherlands
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