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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, a joint venture formed in December 2016, continues to upgrade its networks and is looking to deploy DOCSIS3.1 to provide data at 1Gb/s and higher. 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 late 2017 fibre accounted for about 16.3% of all fixed-line broadband connections.
Although there are a number of smaller cable broadband providers, the sector is dominated by VodafoneZiggo, which controls 90% of the cable broadband and cable Tv markets.
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.

Key developments:

EU General Court overturns the 2014 merger of Ziggo and UPC Netherlands; EQT agrees to buy the cableco CAIW; KPN extends vectoring VDSL on a wholesale basis, upgrades FttP to 1Gb/s in select areas; VodafoneZiggo investing in DOCSIS3.1 technology; utility NLE launches DSL and fibre based telecom services; KPN expands trials of Vplus technology; VodafoneZiggo deploys Wi-Fi hotspots to thousands of street cabinets; report update includes the regulator's market data to Q4 2016, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

KPN, Reggefiber, VodafoneZiggo, UPC Netherlands.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Government support
2.2.1 Historical overview
2.3 Broadband statistics
2.4 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
3.1 Introduction
3.2 VodafoneZiggo
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
4.1 Introduction
4.2 VDSL
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
5.1 Regulating fibre
5.2 KPN
5.3 Government, councils and telcos involved
5.3.1 Co-operation
5.3.2 Other projects
6. Other fixed broadband services
6.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
6.2 Wireless LANS/Wi-Fi
6.3 WiMAX
6.4 Internet via satellite
6.4.1 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 - 2018
Table 3 Fixed-line broadband market share by technology 2008 - 2018
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 by technology 2007 - 2016
Table 9 Forecast broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 10 Cable modem subscribers (retail) 2000 - 2018
Table 11 VodafoneZiggo financial data 2006 - 2016
Table 12 VodafoneZiggo subscriber data 2007 - 2016
Table 13 Historic - UPC Nederland subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 14 Historic - UPC Netherlands revenue () 2007 - 2014
Table 15 Historic - UPC Netherlands revenue by segment () 2012 - 2014
Table 16 KPN consumer retail broadband subscribers 2007 - 2017
Table 17 DSL subscribers 2000 - 2018
Table 18 Tele2 DSL subscribers 2006 - 2017
Table 19 Households connected to upgraded copper networks 2014 - 2016
Table 20 FttP homes connected 2006 - 2016
Table 21 FttP subscribers 2006 - 2018
Table 22 KPN/Reggefiber FttP activated premises 2009 - 2015
Chart 1 Fixed broadband subscribers (cable modem, DSL, fibre) 2005 2018
Chart 2 Broadband market share by technology 2008 2018
Chart 3 VodafoneZiggo operating and subscriber data 2007 2016

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