Dutch cable operator CAIW, the largest of the small operators in the country, has been bought by the management and investment company Bouwfonds Investment Management BV for €110 million. The network has 150,000 basic TV and radio homes, 70,000 broadband access subscribers and 22,000 telephony customers. It was one of the few remaining operators still owned by municipalities, in this instance Westland and Midden-Delfland. In the past two years, CAIW has bought a number of other smaller city owned networks. The operator also offers a digital TV platform on the REKAM network parallel to the basic offer of that network. By providing a free digital set-top, CAIW has been very successful with its digital roll-out, serving over 100,000 homes.
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