The Dutch cable operator UPC Nederland has said it needs at least ten months to connect third party resellers of its analogue TV tier, with costs running up to a total between €2.7 million and €3.1 million to facilitate access.
This is according to an operations document posted on the company’s website.
During the ten months, the operator will adjust its systems to make it accessible for third parties. The operator writes it will accommodate resellers one by one, with the first one being able to connect after ten months. After this, accommodating each new entrant will take about four months.
Implementation will costs will be between €50,000 and €100,000 for third parties. On a yearly basis, the cost per reseller is estimated between €750,000 and €1 million.
The document posted on the UPC website will be a negotiating tool for the upcoming OPTA ruling on the conditions for third party access to the cabler. At an earlier stage, UPC said the wholesale price for third parties would be around €12 per subscriber.