Dutch broadband penetration is one of the highest in the world, the result of large-scale government and municipal investment in broadband infrastructure. The country has comprehensive DSL and cable networks, and has expanded both ADSL2+ Ethernet capabilities to provide data rates to manage burgeoning customer demand for triple play services. In addition, the number of significant fibre deployments represents one of the most extensive and cost-effective fibre infrastructures in Europe.
The largely consolidated cable sector, led by Ziggo and UPC Nederland, is countering fibre deployments by introducing EuroDOCSIS 3.0 technology. In this report we profile the Dutch fixed and wireless broadband markets, providing statistics and analysis on technologies including ADSL2+, FttH, powerline broadband, wireless broadband, WiFi and internet via satellite. We also provide broadband forecasts for selective years through to 2020.
KPN DSL base falls in 2012; KPN to upgrade its FttH to 1Gb/s and cover 20% of households by end-2013; smaller cablecos by-passing DOCSIS3.0 for FttH; KPN buys out Reggefiber; average download speed reaches 16Mb/s; Netherlands passes network neutrality legislation; KPN launches 500Mb/s FttH service; regulator market data for Q1 2012; telcos’ operating and financial data to September 2012; market developments to October 2012.