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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Going Dutch: KPN challenges Kroes' analysis

With perfect timing (warning: link to Murdoch op-ed in WSJ), KPN Mobile has decided to charge extra for IM (a trivially low bandwidth service) including Skype, as well as video. Video I can understand (just), even though that involves distinguishing by type, but Skype and IM Bloking are just blatantly anti-competitive, aggressive moves by new CEO Blok.
I look forward to the Dutch Commissioner's active response, given that the Dutch regulator is about to be gutted and merged with the competition and consumer bodies a la Australia. We all know how well the ACCC has regulated Telstra, only being allowed to get to grips with it once the National Broadband Network has been developed.

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