ACM decides KPN no longer has SMP in leased lines segment

20 Nov 2020

The Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) has issued a draft decision concluding that incumbent national PSTN operator KPN no longer has significant market power (SMP) on the market for Wholesale High-Quality Access in the B2B telecoms segment (which includes leased lines based on Ethernet and technologies). ACM no longer sees any reason to impose regulatory obligations on KPN in this market due to increased competition from various fibre infrastructure operators.

ACM has submitted a draft version of its Market Analysis for Wholesale High-Quality Access for consultation to parties involved in the business telecom services market, accepting comments until 14 January 2021.

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