EC launches in-depth probe of Orange-Voo/Brutélé acquisition

The European Commission has opened an in-depth competition probe into the proposed acquisition of Belgian cable operators Voo and Brutélé by Orange. The EC said it was concerned that the deal may reduce competition in the retail markets for the supply of fixed internet services, audio-visual services and multi-play bundles including fixed-mobile convergent services) in […]

Belgian regulators lay out plans for open fibre and cable networks

Belgian network operators including Proximus and cable operators Telenet and Brutélé will be forced to open up their networks to rival broadband and TV providers, and to offer broadband as a standalone product following a market assessment by the country’s principal regulators. The four regulators that form the Conference of Media and Telecom Regulators (CRC) […]

Nethys and Telenet make separate moves on Brutélé

Belgian industrial concern Nethys is moving to consolidate the Brutélé intercommunal cable network that operates services co-owned with Nethys under the Voo brand after Telenet made a new offer for the outfit, according to Belgian newspaper L’Echo. According to L’Echo, which also reported news of Telenet’s bid, Liége-based Nethys’s board voted last week to make […]

Belgium’s Mobistar to launch cable TV service following EC approval

Belgian mobile service provider Mobistar will launch its TV service on March 1, offering up to 70 channels bundled with 100Mbps internet, after taking advantage of the country’s open cable rules that give third-party operators the right to offer cable TV services via wholesale agreements.  Mobistar, which is rebranding as Orange, will launch the service […]