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Netherlands - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

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 since late 2018 has trialled DOCSIS3.1 technology with a view to deploying services based on the new standard across its network during 2019.

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 the end of 2018 fibre is expected to account for about 20% 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 analyses 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:

KPN extends vectoring VDSL on a wholesale basis, upgrades FttP to 1Gb/s in select areas;
VodafoneZiggo starts DOCSIS3.1 trial;
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 2017, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

KPN, Reggefiber, VodafoneZiggo, UPC Netherlands.


  • SYNOPSIS
  • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Proportion of retail broadband service connections with bundles - 2015 - 2017
    • GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
      • Historical overview
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Internet users and penetration - 2005 - 2018
      • Table Historic - Broadband retail subscribers (cable modem, DSL, fibre) - 1999 - 2009
      • Table Fixed broadband retail subscribers (cable modem, DSL, fibre) - 2010 - 2018
      • Table Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2018
      • Table Fixed-line broadband market share by technology - 2008 - 2018
      • Table Proportion of broadband connections by speed - 2010 - 2017
      • Table DSL broadband connections by speed - 2010 - 2017
      • Table Cable broadband connections by speed - 2010 - 2017
      • Table Fibre broadband connections by speed - 2013 - 2017
      • Table Broadband penetration by technology - 2007 - 2017
    • FORECASTS - BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS - 2019; 2021; 2023
      • Table Forecast broadband subscribers - 2019; 2021; 2023
  • HYBRID FIBRE COAX (HFC) NETWORKS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table Cable modem subscribers (retail) - 2000 - 2018
    • VODAFONEZIGGO
      • Table VodafoneZiggo financial data - 2006 - 2018
      • Table VodafoneZiggo subscriber data - 2007 - 2018
      • Table Historic - UPC Nederland subscribers - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Historic - UPC Netherlands revenue (-) - 2007 - 2014
      • Table Historic - UPC Netherlands revenue by segment (-) - 2012 - 2014
  • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table KPN consumer retail broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2018
      • Table DSL subscribers - 2000 - 2018
      • Table Tele2 DSL subscribers - 2006 - 2018
      • Table Households connected to upgraded copper networks - 2014 - 2017
    • VDSL
  • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) NETWORKS
    • Table FttP homes connected - 2006 - 2017
    • Table FttP subscribers - 2006 - 2018
    • Table FttP retail and wholesale business connections - 2015 - 2017
    • Table Unbundled broadband connections by platform - 2015 - 2017
    • REGULATING FIBRE
    • KPN
      • Table KPN/Reggefiber FttP activated premises - 2009 - 2015
    • GOVERNMENT, COUNCILS AND TELCOS INVOLVED
      • Co-operation
      • Eindhoven Smart City Project
      • Nuenen and Helmond
      • Rotterdam
      • Amsterdam
      • The Hague
      • The Almere Project
      • Other projects
  • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
    • WIRELESS LOCAL LOOP (WLL)
    • WIRELESS LANS/WI-FI
    • WIMAX
    • INTERNET VIA SATELLITE
      • New Skies Satellites
  • RELATED REPORTS

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