ACM ends heightened surveillance of KPN

25 Jun 2014

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) will end its increased surveillance of telecoms operator KPN from 1 July, after determining that the incumbent has taken several steps to improve its compliance with laws and regulations. Telecompaper reports that the pair have signed a new Compliance Covenant covering the markets in which KPN is considered a dominant player, and the operator has agreed to drop its appeals against a number of sanctions previously imposed by the ACM. KPN is expected to organise its activities in order to minimise the chance of violating the Telecommunications Act, detect any such violations itself, report these to the ACM and bring the violations to an end. KPN has been under increased surveillance by the ACM since December 2011.