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Tele2 and Ziggo agree analogue resale deal

Dutch cable operator Ziggo and alternative telco Tele2 have finally agreed the terms by which the latter will be able to resell analogue services over Ziggo’s network, as mandated by local regulator Opta, according to local reports.

Opta last year ordered the largest cable operators, Ziggo and UPC, to open up their analogue networks to competition. However the pair have been unable to agree terms until now. Tele2 will reportedly pay €8.46 per month per customer to Ziggo. The telco must still strike agreements individually with broadcasters for retransmission rights, which the company has said is a “formality”.