UPC (2012)

RBB assisted Dutch cable operator UPC in the context of market assessments by Dutch telecom regulator OPTA. This included an assessment of the Dutch TV market, in which OPTA sought to impose access and tariff obligations on the Dutch cable operators. After a long process covering a number of years, two market assessments and appeal procedures before the Dutch court, OPTA ultimately decided that there was no need for regulatory measures, in particular in view of the increased competition between cable operators and operators of other infrastructures. OPTA’s decision was upheld in court