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Dutch govt wants to protect telecom sector against hostile suppliers

Tuesday 24 December 2019 | 10:57 CET | News
The Dutch government published the Decree on Security and Integrity of Telecommunications (Bvit) on 5 December. The decree lays down the legal possibility to exclude a supplier from Dutch networks based on evidence or suspicion the company wants to undermine networks. The government is also working on another measure: the Decree on the unwanted control of telecommunications stipulates that foreign takeovers in the telecom and ICT sector must be submitted to the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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