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Ziggo-UPC merger may ensure open cable networks in the Netherlands

Tuesday 11 February 2014 | 11:52 CET | Author: Kamiel Albrecht | Background
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If the acquisition of the largest Dutch cable operator Ziggo by Liberty Global, the owner of the second-largest cable operator UPC Netherlands, is completed, the Dutch broadband market will be dominated by two operators with market shares of more than 40 percent: KPN and the new Ziggo. This will be the moment for Dutch telecommunications regulator ACM to leave the current asymmetrical regulation behind and enable third-party access to TV and broadband services over the cable networks. Dutch minister for economics, Henk Kamp has taken the lead, saying that he will lobby for new EU rules

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Fixed / Internet
Companies: ACM / European Commission / KPN / Liberty Global / Reggefiber / Telecompaper / Tiscali / UPC Netherlands / Ziggo
Countries: Netherlands
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