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.
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.