The Dutch incumbent operator KPN and FttH company Reggefiber are expecting to receive the go-ahead from the competition authority NMa and telecom regulator Opta to roll out their countrywide FttH network. The operation involves an investment that could reach €6-7 billion over the next five to seven years, according to local press reports.
OPTA is expected to release new rules on the FttH market later this week, but the agency remains tight-lipped on its ruling. KPN and Reggefiber are working together in a joint venture called Glashart with the ambition to roll out a national fibre network.
At the moment, Reggefibre has rolled out a number of regional FttH nets that reach tens of thousands of subscribers. They offer triple play services, including both analogue and digital TV, in direct competition with cable operators.