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Free still interested in Belgian market

Friday 21 June 2013 | 10:18 CET | News
Iliad founder Xavier Niel told Trends-Tendance he would love to enter the Belgian market with his French broadband and mobile operator Free. Niel said Free would be interested in KPN's Base or France Telecom's Mobistar but that these were not currently for sale. When asked about licenses, the head of Free said that Belgian licenses were too restrictive and that it was very difficult to deploy new antennas in Belgium. Free and Base started takeover talks last year but the deal fell through after America Movil came on board as a new KPN majority shareholder. KPN took Base off the market in

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Companies: KPN
Countries: Belgium
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