Belgium paves way for quadplay

Belgium’s telecoms regulator BIPT wants to lop a big chunk off wholesale cable prices, in a move that would throw open up the country’s quadplay market, particularly for Mobistar. The cable operators impacted are Telenet, Brutele and Coditel in the …

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Appeal court decision puts Belgium’s Mobistar all-square on quadplay

Belgian operator Mobistar welcomed a court ruling that will better enable it to compete with rivals Proximus and Base in the country’s quadplay market. Mobistar welcomed a decision by the country’s Court of Appeal which backs the regulation of the …

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KPN agrees €1.3B Base sale to Liberty Global subsidiary

Dutch incumbent KPN struck a definitive agreement with Telenet Global Holding, a subsidiary of European cable company Liberty Global, to sell Base, its Belgian mobile unit, for €1.33 billion in cash. Telenet, a cable operator, also runs an MVNO on …

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Smaller European operators oppose EU roaming directive

A coalition of 14 European mobile operators has warned of the damaging effects that the European Commission’s plans regarding the abolition of roaming charges could have on competition in the region.