Vodafone sues KPN

THE HAGUE: British mobile phone giant Vodafone said on Thursday it is suing rival KPN for 115 million euros ($126 million), accusing its Dutch competitor of seeking to lock it out of the local market. “KPN delayed by three years the nationwide introduction of Vodafone’s competing TV, fixed-line broadband and fixed-line telephone proposition, Vodafone Thuis, by failing repeatedly to meet its commitments to deliver the technology needed,” Vodafone said in a statement. Such practices amounted to ‘anti-competitive behaviour in the Dutch convergent communications market to the detriment of competition and consumer choice’.