Vodafone has appealed on the grounds of Reggefiber's wholesale tariffs and the potential risks of margin squeeze, to which the CBb says in unfounded due to the rules placed on KPN by the ACM on margin squeezes which forms part of the regulation of the company and as the same as KPN, Reggefiber's network is subject to wholesale access regulations.
The ACM originally assessed the takeover in terms of competition and the CBb authorised this when its saw no reason why the deal would seriously distort competition in the market for unbundled access. The ACM also regulates KPN's networks on copper and fibre.
Additionally back in 2015, Vodafone was leveraging KPN’s network to offer internet and TV services, meaning that Vodafone was dependent on KPN for a number of services. As well as this Vodafone also commissioned KPN to build a TV platform and was unhappy with the performance of what KPN delivered for which they also went to court and was unsuccessful.