Dutch telcos out in the cold on cable appeal

7 Nov 2012

The corporate appeals court in the Netherlands has dismissed a request from a group of domestic telcos which were seeking to overturn a decision by market regulator OPTA not to regulate the cable sector. Telecompaper writes that the appeal, filed by KPN Telecom, Tele2 Netherlands, T-Mobile Netherlands and YouCa, challenged the watchdog’s earlier findings that the segment had ‘sufficient competition’ and as such, did not require a full market analysis. To the dismay of the carriers involved, the court upheld the OPTA’s findings.