The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Dutch company Getronics by KPN of the Netherlands. Getronics is an international provider of IT services. KPN's main activities are the provision of fixed telephony and broadband internet access over its fixed telecommunication infrastructure in the Netherlands. The main overlaps in the business areas of both companies are in development and integration services and in IT management services. The Commission’s examination showed that the horizontal overlaps are limited and that, in relation to all products concerned, they would continue to face several strong, effective competitors after the proposed takeover. After examining the operation the Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area.