Dutch telecom operators criticise low proposed threshold for takeover notifications

Monday 24 February 2020 | 10:32 CET | News
Several market players have expressed problems with the Dutch government's proposed regulation on takeovers in the telecom sector. The government wants a veto right in order to protect national security and economic interests. Operators KPN and T-Mobile as well as industry group NLConnect said in a consultation that the powers are too sweeping. 

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Categories: General
Companies: KPN / NLConnect / T-Mobile
Countries: Netherlands
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