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Netherlands - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts


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Netherlands - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

The Netherlands has continued to show growth in the mobile sector despite the country's high penetration rate. In common with other advanced European markets, the 3G sector is the main driver for subscriber growth, though there remains little consumer enthusiasm for the take-up of high-end data services.

KPN launched Europe's first national mobile TV network in 2008, capitalising on its recent network upgrades. Following the acquisition of Orange by T-Mobile in late 2007 there are only three network operators in the market. All provide wholesale services to MVNOs and resellers, and having reached 90% population coverage on their 3G networks they have focussed on HSPA and LTE infrastructure as a basis for developing mobile data services.

This report provides statistics and analyses on the Dutch mobile market, including a review of the key operators and regulatory issues. It also assesses emerging mobile data services such as mobile TV, and provides ARPU and 3G forecasts to 2015.

Key developments:

Vodafone and KPN extend reach of commercial LTE services; MNOs join with banks to launch m-payments system; KPN sells German unit E-Plus; UPC launches mobile data services; KPN sells more of its mobile tower portfolio; decline in SMS as consumers switch to online messaging services; Ziggo launches as an MVNO; calls via mobile phones supersede fixed line calls for the first time; T-Mobile and Tele2 sign network sharing agreement; KPN ends its mobile TV service to reuse spectrum for Digitenne DTT platform; M2M numbers allocated; T-Mobile Netherlands deploys HSPA+ offering 21Mb/s; regulator planning late-2012 multi-spectrum auction; regulator market data for Q1 2013; telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2013; market developments to September 2013.

Companies covered in this report include:

KPN, Orange Netherlands, Tele2, Versatel, Vodafone Netherlands.


1. Synopsis
2. Overview of the Netherlands' mobile market
2.1 Mobile statistics
2.2 Operator market shares
3. Regulatory issues
3.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
3.1.1 2.6GHz
3.1.2 3.5GHz
3.1.3 Spectrum auction for LTE 2012
3.1.4 Cartel investigation 2012
3.2 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
3.3 Mobile number portability (MNP)
3.4 Roaming
3.5 Network neutrality
3.6 Network sharing
4. Mobile technologies
4.1 Digital
4.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
5. Major mobile operators
5.1 KPN
5.1.1 Telfort
5.2 Vodafone
5.3 T-Mobile
5.3.1 Orange Netherlands
5.3.2 Network contracts
5.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
5.4.1 Tele2
5.4.2 Versatel
5.4.3 Other resellers
6. Mobile voice services
6.1 Prepaid
6.2 Satellite mobile
6.3 Mobile VoIP
7. Mobile Messaging
7.1 SMS
7.1.1 Premium SMS (PSMS)
7.2 Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS)
8. Mobile data services
8.1 General Packet Radio Services (GPRS)
8.2 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
8.3 Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
8.4 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
8.4.1 T-Mobile
8.4.2 KPN Mobile
8.4.3 Yes Telecom
8.4.4 Vodafone
8.5 Evolved HSPA (HSPA+)
8.6 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
8.7 Location-based services (LBS)
8.8 Near Field Communication (NFC)
8.9 Mobile TV
8.10 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
9. Forecasts
9.1 Forecasts mobile ARPU 2005 - 2010; 2015
9.2 Forecasts UMTS subscribers 2006 - 2015
9.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
10. Related reports
Table 1 Mobile services market revenue 2006 - 2013
Table 2 Mobile services t revenue by sector 2009 - 2011
Table 3 Total mobile (SIM) subscribers and penetration rate (regulator data) 1999 - 2013
Table 4 Total mobile traffic 2007 - 2014
Table 5 Mobile revenue by service 2008 - 2012
Table 6 Market share of subscribers by operator 2006 - 2011
Table 7 3G licence awards (spectrum, spectrum fees and admin fees) July 2000
Table 8 MTRs 2006 - 2008
Table 9 MTRs 2009 - 2012
Table 10 Wholesale termination revenue 2007 - 2012
Table 11 Cumulative mobile numbers ported 2003 - 2009
Table 12 European roaming charges 2007 - 2012
Table 13 KPN mobile subscribers 1998 - 2013
Table 14 KPN mobile consumer retail and wholesale subscribers 2006 - 2013
Table 15 KPN international mobile service revenue by operator 2006 - 2013
Table 16 KPN mobile monthly ARPU 2006 - 2012
Table 17 Vodafone Netherlands financial data 2007 - 2013
Table 18 Vodafone Netherlands subscribers 2004 - 2013
Table 19 Vodafone Netherlands ARPU 2004 - 2013
Table 20 Vodafone Netherlands voice minutes 2004 - 2013
Table 21 T-Mobile Netherlands subscribers 2006 - 2013
Table 22 T-Mobile Netherlands financial data 2006 - 2013
Table 23 T-Mobile Netherlands mobile service revenue 2007 - 2013
Table 24 T-Mobile Netherlands ARPU 2006 - 2013
Table 25 MVNO subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 26 Tele2 mobile subscribers 2007 - 2013
Table 27 Prepaid and contract subscribers by market share 2008 - 2013
Table 28 Prepaid and contract subscribers 2007 - 2013
Table 29 SMS and data revenue 2008 - 2012
Table 30 SMS traffic 2008 - 2013
Table 31 Data traffic 2008 - 2014
Table 32 M2M connections 2010 - 2013
Table 33 Forecast mobile ARPU 2005 - 2010; 2015
Table 34 Forecast UMTS subscribers 2006 - 2015
Chart 1 Mobile services t revenue by sector 2009 2011
Chart 2 Total mobile (SIM) subscribers and penetration rate (regulator data) 1999 2013
Chart 3 Mobile revenue by service 2008 2012
Chart 4 Market share of subscribers by operator 2006 2011
Chart 5 KPN Mobile consumer retail subscribers 2006 2013
Chart 6 KPN international mobile service revenue by operator 2006 2013
Chart 7 Vodafone Netherlands financial data 2007 2013
Chart 8 T-Mobile Netherlands financial data 2006 2013
Chart 9 MVNO subscribers 2005 2013
Chart 10 Prepaid and contract subscribers 2007 2013
Chart 11 SMS and data revenue 2008 2012
Exhibit 1 2.6GHz spectrum auction April 2010
Exhibit 2 Spectrum auction October 2012
Exhibit 3 Premium SMS market feature overview by operator 2010

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