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Belgium confirms open cable networks regulation

Tuesday 19 July 2011 | 10:21 CET | News
Belgian regulators have approved the plan to open the cable networks to competition. While incumbent telecoms operator Belgacom said it was pleased with the extension of access regulation to the cable sector, the country's leading cable operator Telenet said it will pursue legal action to halt the measures. From 1 August, the regulators including BIPT will work with the operators to develop the technical and financial conditions for implementing the regulations. The aim is to to open the market to new alternative providers of broadband and analogue and digital TV over cable networks. If all

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Fixed / Internet
Companies: Tecteo / Telenet
Countries: Belgium
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