ACM: two fixed networks, is insufficient




Two fixed communication networks are not sufficient to ensure that the quality and the price of the network is maintained. That takes the chairman of the Authority for Consumers and Markets, which include supervising the fixed market.

Authority for Consumers and Markets With his comments referring to the CEO, Chris Fonteijn on the situation on the Dutch telecom market has emerged since the merger between Ziggo and UPC. Since then make Ziggo and KPN service on the fixed Internet market, with the exception of a few regions where another cable company Ziggo than fiberglass or another farmer than KPN’s Reggefiber is active.

According to the regulator two fixed networks are not sufficient incentive for ‘investment and innovation. ” That says De Volkskrant based in part on the ANP. Fonteijn fears that it will ultimately be bad for consumers. He refers to research by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to the mobile telecom market. It would appear that more providers provide more competitive and innovative services, although this so on the mobile market.

It is unclear whether the ACM wants to do something to change the situation. Earlier, the ACM yet decided Ziggo network does not need to be open to competitors, such as KPN it should be. KPN would namely in the market for fixed Internet also “strongly represented” his. The Authority for Consumers and Markets has not commented on the merger of Ziggo and UPC; which made the European Commission, who gave the merger the green light.


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