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Orange needs to buy VOO to keep its brand alive in Belgium

Orange is fighting a long slow battle for survival in Belgium, but back in February it received a bit of a blow, with Telenet signing up local cable conglomerate VOO, as an MVNO. This used the Base mobile network which Telenet acquired from KPN when previously VOO had been with Orange. If Orange does not acquire the municipal run VOO, there is every chance that Telenet will – despite the fact that Liberty Global right now is more interested in selling in Europe, than buying – which is why this week Orange has expressed an interest in acquiring VOO. For a long time it was obvious that Orange, as a purely mobile operator, had a limited future in Belgium, a…

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