Tommy Telecom’s court case fails

28 Apr 2009

Dutch mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Tommy Telecom has reportedly lost its court case against national incumbent KPN and will now shut down its services to end-users, Telecompaper writes. Tommy Telecom customers have been accessing KPN’s network through Dutch MVNE Aspider. It is understood the presiding judge ruled in favour of KPN ‘on all points’ and ordered the MVNO to pay court costs and all outstanding bills. The Dutch MVNO’s legal case revolved around its falling out with KPN after it hinted it was looking to switch to T-Mobile Netherlands for network hosting services. Although it has since struck a deal with T-Mobile via a wholesale line rental (WLR) agreement with MVNE Elephant Talk, Tommy Telecom accused KPN of threatening to shut down its services in the interim. For its part, KPN argued the dispute was related to payment problems with Tommy Telecom.