Belgian Court: Telenet should open cable network




The Belgian Telenet to give competitors access to its cable network. Which held the Brussels Court of Appeal. The Belgian government decided in 2011 that Telenet cable network had to open up, but Telenet signed by a legal objection.

Telenet angry customers logo The court, however, agree with the Belgian authorities and find that indeed Telenet network to competitors must open up, to enable them to offer television and Internet services over the cable network. That reports De Morgen. Two French cable companies had also appealed against the decision, but in that case is not yet ruling.

Strikingly Telenet should also give access to Proximus formerly was known as Belgacom. Proximus has itself its own DSL network and the Belgian government found that Proximus therefore no access should get to the Telenet network, but the DSL provider decided to contest. The judge is the Proximus once and finds that the exemption is not justified.

It is unclear how rapidly competitors will gain access to the network, according to Telenet is its scope unclear. In addition, the provider can still appeal. Both the Belgian telecom provider Mobistar Proximus intends to offer your own services on the Telenet cable network.

The ruling follows a brief assessment of the Dutch Authority for Consumer Market and the opening up of the cable too expensive and too complex. The government believes that Ziggo and UPC, now that merge providers should give competitors access to their network. According to the same cabinet should be adjusted however European regulations before. It is unclear on what legislation Belgium are cable companies may require you to open up their network. The ruling is not yet published.


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