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Former Belgacom CEO calls for new merger talks with KPN

Monday 22 August 2011 | 14:59 CET | News
The privatisation of Belgacom should be accelerated, so the operator can better defend itself against competitive threats, such as in the evolving mobile market, according to the operator's former CEO Bessel Kok. Kok told the paper De Tijd that Belgacom should restart talks with Dutch operator KPN on a merger. The two operators held talks in 2001, but according to Kok the Belgians were too self-assured and CEO John Goosens asked for too much, such as the headquarters in Brussels and CEO role for himself. Kok said now is the time for a new attempt, as Belgacom has a strong position in its home

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Companies: KPN
Countries: Belgium / Netherlands
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