Dutch paying less for Internet and telephone

28th May 2008, Comments 0 comments

The falling prices are due to increasing competition between cable companies.

28 May 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - The Dutch are paying less and less for internet and telephone services.

In its annual report, telecom watchdog Opta says this is because of the increasing competition, in particular between cable companies.

In comparison with five years ago, mobile phone calls are cheaper. The Netherlands is one of the world's top countries with regard to the number of internet and telecom connections.

However, there is much less competition in the business market than in the consumer market. Eighty percent of the business internet and telecom market is in the hands of KPN. Opta is going to look into whether more rules are needed to stimulate competition in this sector.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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