KPN gains approval for network access agreements with Tele2 and M7

Dutch regulator de Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) has approved KPN’s wholesale agreements with Tele2 and M7 for access to its fixed network.

Last week KPN entered into an agreement with Tele2 and M7 to provide virtual unbundled local access (VULA) and wholesale broadband access (WBA) for seven years. 

“We have been able to come to a commercial agreement with wholesale parties, which enables them to offer services to their customers. These agreements prove that we are able to enter into agreements for fixed access," said Joost Farwerck, COO and member of the board of management at KPN. 

"Furthermore, this allows us to implement innovations in our fixed network in the interest of our customers,”

The agreements will enable KPN to upgrade its copper network. The company claims it will also result in access to higher speeds for KPN’s retail and wholesale customers as it strengthens its position in broadband and IPTV.

In addition, KPN has also reached an agreement with Vodafone for access to its fixed network for seven years.