The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) today published a final decision under which Dutch nationwide fixed network operator KPN and its open fibre joint venture company Glaspoort must adhere to improved conditions and rates for wholesale access to their fibre networks for the next eight years.
ACM had launched a consultation on 15 April regarding KPN and Glaspoort’s proposals to lower rates and adjust conditions for access to their fibre networks. Various telecoms providers submitted critical comments, resulting in further adjustments to the proposals. ACM says the finalised decision, applicable until 2030, ensures that the tariffs in question will ‘fall in all situations’ and supports ‘sufficient opportunities for telecom providers to compete sustainably and effectively’.
ACM also noted that its delayed Wholesale Local Access market analysis is now due in the autumn, but in light of its latest decision the regulator is assuming a working hypothesis that there is no longer any reason for additional regulation of KPN and Glaspoort.