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Telenet acquires local Brussels area network

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has acquired the local cable network of the Brussels municipality of Etterbeek.

Telenet has offered TV, internet and fixed telephony services over the Etterbeek network since 1997 through a contract with the municipality. The latter decided to sell the network on expiration of this contract at the end of 2018, leading Telenet to take the decision to acquire it.

The operator said its ownership of the Etterbeek network would give more end-to-end control over its current and future quality, as is the case in other municipalities in Brussels where it is already present.

Telenet, which principally operates in the Flemish part of Belgium, said that the acquisition meant it is now the owner of all cable infrastructure over which it provides services in the Belgian capital.

The operator also provides services in the Brussels municipalities of Ganshoren, Koekelberg, Jette, Schaerbeek, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe and Forest. Through the acquisition of the SFR/Numericable network in 2017, it additionally operates in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, City of Brussels, Watermael-Boitsfort, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Anderlecht and Molenbeek-Saint-Jean.

Tags: Belgium, Telenet