KPN acquires Dutch ISP Solcon, strengthens broadband offering

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Telecom and ICT-service provider KPN has acquired Solcon, a Dutch supplier of internet, fixed and mobile telephony, hosting, TV and secure e-mail services for consumers and businesses.

The acquisition strengthens KPN’s position in the provision of broadband services. The transaction was finalized at the end of June.

Based in Dronten, the Netherlands, Solcon was founded in 1996 by CEO Peter van der Vlies. Solcon provides internet, fixed and mobile telephony, and TV services to approximately 45,000 private customers.

It also operates in the business market with hosting, internet and datacenter services. The company, which has approximately 75 employees, will continue to operate independently in the market under its own brand name.

Frank van der Post, Chief Commercial Officer at KPN, on the takeover of Solcon: “During the course of 20 years Solcon has grown into an important internet service provider in the Netherlands. Solcon’s mission, to make safer and more controllable internet services available to everyone, concurs perfectly with KPN’s strategy of offering innovative products and excellent service over our leading networks. We welcome Solcon’s customers with open arms and look forward to achieving further growth toegether with Solcon.”

Peter van der Vlies, CEO Solcon, adds: “We are on the verge of a new growth phase in which we will be able to offer our services to a large number of customers. KPN is the right partner to successfully realize this growth.”

Solcon will continue the provide its private and business customers with high quality services, also after the transaction.