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Netherlands - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses


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Netherlands - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

The Netherlands has one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the world, the result of large-scale government and municipal investment in broadband infrastructure. The country has comprehensive DSL and cable networks, with operators having invested in technology upgrades to improve data speeds. KPN has launched vectoring VDSL and Vplus' technologies while VodafoneZiggo, created in December 2016, UPC Netherlands and Ziggo have upgraded their networks with DOCSIS3.0, and are looking to deploy DOCSIS3.1 in coming years. This upgrade will be capable of delivering data at more than 1Gb/s. The market share held by DSL, once the dominant platform, has fallen consistently for several years as customers migrate to faster cable and fibre-based networks. By early 2017 fibre accounted for more than 16% of all fixed-line broadband connections.

Although there are a number of smaller cable broadband providers, the sector is dominated by Ziggo Group (incorporating UPC and Ziggo) which controls 90% of the cable broadband market, and with it the cable TV market.

This report profiles the Dutch fixed and wireless broadband markets, providing statistics and analysis on technologies including ADSL2+, vectoring VDSL, FttP, powerline broadband, wireless broadband, Wi-Fi and internet via satellite. It also provides details of regulatory measures affecting network access, as well as subscriber forecasts for selective years through to 2021.

Key developments:

KPN extends vectoring VDSL on a wholesale basis, upgrades FttP to 1Gb/s in select areas; Ziggo investing in DOCSIS3.1 technology; utility NLE launches DSL and fibre based telecom services; KPN expands trials of Vplus technology; Ziggo and Vodafone complete joint venture as VodafoneZiggo; KPN increases stake in Reggefiber to 100%, joins the Fon Wi-Fi network; Ziggo deploys Wi-Fi hotspots to thousands of street cabinets; Netherlands passes network neutrality legislation; report update includes the regulator's market data to Q2 2016, telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

KPN, Reggefiber, Ziggo Group, UPC Netherlands.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Government support
2.2.1 Historical overview
2.2.2 Broadband Expert Group
2.2.3 Task Force Next Generation Networks
2.3 Broadband statistics
2.4 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
3.1 Introduction
3.2 VodafoneZiggo
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Leased lines
4.3 ADSL2+
4.4 VDSL
4.4.1 Vectoring VDSL
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Regional characteristics
5.3 Regulating fibre
5.4 Helping muni fibre
5.5 Fibre and trans-sector policies
5.6 Wholesale fibre
5.7 KPN
5.7.1 Reggefiber
5.8 Other operators
5.9 Government, councils and telcos involved
5.9.1 Co-operation
5.9.2 Other projects
6. Other fixed broadband services
6.1 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
6.2 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
6.3 Wireless LANS/Wi-Fi
6.3.1 Dutch rail
6.4 WiMAX
6.5 Internet via satellite
6.5.1 New Skies Satellites
7. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Broadband retail subscribers (cable modem, DSL, fibre) 1999 - 2009
Table 2 Fixed broadband retail subscribers (cable modem, DSL, fibre) 2010 - 2017
Table 3 Fixed-line broadband market share by technology 2008 - 2017
Table 4 Proportion of broadband connections by speed 2010 2016
Table 5 DSL broadband connections by speed 2010 2016
Table 6 Cable broadband connections by speed 2010 2016
Table 7 Fibre broadband connections by speed 2013 2016
Table 8 Broadband penetration rate 1999 - 2016
Table 9 Broadband penetration by technology 2007 - 2014
Table 10 Forecast broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 11 Cable modem subscribers (retail) 2000 - 2017
Table 12 Ziggo financial data 2006 - 2016
Table 13 Ziggo revenue by segment 2012 - 2015
Table 14 Ziggo subscriber data 2007 - 2016
Table 15 UPC Nederland subscribers (historic) 2005 - 2014
Table 16 UPC Netherlands revenue () (historic) 2007 - 2014
Table 17 UPC Netherlands revenue by segment () (historic) 2012 - 2014
Table 18 KPN consumer retail broadband subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 19 DSL market share of broadband subscribers 2004 - 2013
Table 20 DSL subscribers 2000 - 2016
Table 21 Tele2 DSL subscribers 2006 - 2016
Table 22 Households connected to upgraded copper networks 2014 - 2016
Table 23 FttP connections and subscribers 2006 - 2016
Table 24 FttP subscribers 2006 - 2017
Table 25 KPN/Reggefiber FttP activated premises 2009 - 2015
Chart 1 Fixed broadband subscribers (cable modem, DSL, fibre) 2005 2017
Chart 2 Broadband market share by technology 2008 2017
Chart 3 Ziggo operating and subscriber data 2007 2016
Exhibit 1 Plan of action and targets 2003 - 2015

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