UPC Nederland is to work with Tele2 to avoid customer confusion in the wake of the Open Cable ruling by the Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal.
Today, Friday August 6, Dutch cablers UPC and Ziggo are taking Tele 2 to court for unfair advertising practices. In two separate cases, the cable operators argue that Tele 2 is making an unfair claim of selling cable TV services “from €5.00”.
Tele2 Netherlands Holding, a subsidiary of Tele2 Sverige AB, has agreed to acquire all shares in Dutch ISP BBned from Telecom Italia for a cash amount of €50 million on a ‘cash and debt free basis’.
Parties interested in reselling an analogue cable offer need to seek judgement on the question of who is responsible for the distribution contracts with the broadcasters, the Dutch telecoms regulator OPTA has ruled.
Tele2 Netherlands will use the Espial’s Evo TV service platform to launch its next generation television platform.
Amino Communications has secured an 18-month contract to supply Tele2 Netherlands with set-top boxes for its IPTV service. Cambridge-based Amino will supply its latest A132 and A532 MPEG-4 dual SD/HD compatible and PVR models.
The Dutch IPTV provider Tele 2 will launch HD as part of its re-vamped IPTV services some time next year. The company is currently upgrading its DSL service to higher speeds and at the same time will improve its television offer.
The Dutch independent telco Tele2 is introducing high speed internet over VDSL in order to better compete with the Docsis 3.0 offers from cable companies Ziggo and UPC.