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Bellens says nothing to fear from Base sale

Monday 30 July 2012 | 10:54 CET | News
Belgacom CEO Didier Bellens is eyeing the sale of mobile operator Base by KPN from the sidelines. Bellens said that Belgacom has nothing to fear from a new owner for Base, as Belgacom continually invests in its network and occupies a unique place on the Belgian market thanks to its convergent offers. Base only offers mobile services, Bellens noted at the presentation of Belgacom's quarterly results. He added that it was odd KPN waited until after the recent spectrum auction to sell the company.

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Companies: Belgacom / KPN
Countries: Belgium
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