KPN has reached agreement with wholesale parties Tele2 and M7 regarding access to KPN’s fixed network based on Virtual Unbundled Local Access (VULA) respectively Wholesale Broadband Access (WBA) for a period of seven years. These services are an alternative to the unbundled passive network access (MDF Access) that KPN offers to market parties. The VULA agreement will be considered as the basis for the reference offer by KPN. The ACM was not directly involved in the negotiations, but it will have to provide consent. This is expected in the short term.
Following consent by the ACM, the agreements with market parties will enable KPN to further upgrade its copper network using the latest technologies. This will result in access to higher speeds for KPN’s retail and wholesale customers and it improves KPN’s position on broadband and IPTV.
Joost Farwerck, COO and member of the Board of Management of KPN: “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. Furthermore, this allows us to implement innovations in our fixed network in the interest of our customers.”