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Netherlands - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

Netherlands - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

Further market consolidation indicative of improved services and lower customer costs into 2014

The mature Dutch telecom market has one of the most progressive broadband sectors in the world, with effective cross-platform competition stimulated by numerous fibre deployments. There is also strong competition in the mobile sector, and a progressive digital TV platform with the services of the dominant cable companies being complemented by KPN’s Digitenne and IPTV offerings.

With the broadband penetration rate among the highest in the world, the Netherlands benefits from comprehensive DSL and cable networks and a government-stimulated emphasis on fibre network roll-outs. The acquisition by Liberty Global of the remaining shares in Ziggo will provide a competitor to KPN with near national reach, stimulating each operator to upgrade their networks to avoid churn and retain their customer base. In this environment, customers can anticipate improved network capabilities in coming years, and competitive pricing for services.

The Dutch TV market benefits from a comprehensive cable network reaching almost all TV homes, together with upgraded DSL networks which provide IPTV services to most households. The country was the first to complete the move to DTTV broadcasting, in late 2006. Its excellent broadband infrastructure also forms the bedrock of popular bundled services offered by KPN and the cable services of Ziggo and UPC Nederland.

The Netherlands has continued to show growth in the mobile market. In common with other advanced European markets, the 3G and 4G sectors are the main drivers for subscriber growth, with much emphasis among operators to extend their LTE footprints nationally.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics - 2013 (e)
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2013 (Jun)
    • Table Internet user statistics - 2013 (e)
    • Table Broadband statistics - 2013 (e)
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2013 (e)
    • Table National telecommunications authorities
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NETHERLANDS' TELECOM MARKET
      • Table Fixed lines in services by type - 2006 - 2013
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORY
      • EU regulatory framework
      • Revised NFR
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
      • Netherlands Post and Telecommunications Authority (OPTA)
    • AUTHORITY FOR CONSUMERS AND MARKETS (ACM)
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION IN THE NETHERLANDS
      • Privatisation of KPN Nederland
      • Interconnect
        • Table Fixed-to-mobile interconnections tariffs - 2007 – 2009
      • Access
        • Table KPN MDF broadband accesses - 2005 - 2012
        • Table Unbundled MDF connections by type - 2008 - 2013
      • Number Portability (NP)
        • Table Historic - Cumulative mobile numbers ported - 2002 - 2009
      • Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
        • Table CPS subscribers and WLR lines - 2008 - 2013
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • OVERVIEW OF OPERATORS
      • Table Fixed-line revenue (PSTN, VoB) - 2006 - 2012
      • Table Fixed-line traffic by type - 2008 - 2013
      • Table Fixed-line traffic revenue - 2006 - 2014
      • Royal Koninklijke PTT Nederland (KPN)
        • Table KPN net line loss - 2005 - 2013
        • Table KPN network channels (consumer), PSTN, ISDN, VoIP - consumer - 2005 - 2013
        • Table KPN consumer market share by sector - 2007 - 2013
        • Table KPN subscribers by sector (consumer) - 2005 - 2013
        • Table KPN Group financial data - 2004 - 2013
        • Table KPN financial data by sector (Netherlands) - 2005 - 2013
      • UPC Nederland
        • Table UPC Nederland subscribers - 2005 - 2013
        • Table UPC Netherlands revenue (US$) and annual change - 2005 - 2013
        • Table UPC Netherlands revenue ( ) - 2007 - 2013
      • Scarlet Telecom
      • Tele2 Netherlands
        • Table Tele2 Netherlands residential subscribers by type - 2007 - 2013
        • Table Tele2 Netherlands revenue by type - 2007 - 2013
      • Ziggo
        • Table Ziggo financial data - 2006 - 2013
        • Table Ziggo subscriber data - 2007 - 2013
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1999 - 2013
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • WHOLESALING
      • Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • OVERVIEW
    • WHOLESALE BROADBAND ACCESS
      • Table Unbundled MDF connections by type - 2008 - 2013
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Broadband household and IP-VPN penetration - 2002 - 2013
      • Table Historic - Broadband retail subscribers (cable modem, xDSL, fibre) - 1999 - 2004
      • Table Broadband retail subscribers (cable modem, xDSL, fibre) - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Broadband market share by technology - 2008 - 2013
      • Table DSL broadband connections by speed - 2010 - 2013
      • Table Cable broadband connections by speed - 2010 - 2013
      • Table Cable broadband connections by speed - 2010 - 2013
      • Table Fibre broadband connections by speed - Jun 2013
      • Table Proportion of broadband retail connections by speed - 2010 - 2013
      • Table Broadband penetration rate - 1999 - 2014
      • Table Broadband penetration by technology - 2007 - 2013
      • Table Netherlands internet bandwidth - 1999 - 2012
    • GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
      • Historical overview
      • Broadband Expert Group
        • Table Plan of action and targets - 2003 – 2015
      • Task Force Next Generation Networks
    • BROADBAND AND SMART GRIDS
    • CABLE MODEMS
      • Market overview
        • Table Cable modem subscribers - 2000 - 2014
      • Ziggo
        • Table Ziggo financial data - 2006 - 2013
        • Table Ziggo subscriber data - 2007 - 2013
      • UPC Nederland
        • Table UPC Nederland subscribers - 2005 - 2013
        • Table UPC Netherlands revenue and annual change (US$) - 2005 - 2013
        • Table UPC Netherlands revenue ( ) - 2007 - 2013
    • ASYMMETRICAL DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (ADSL)
      • Market overview and statistics
        • Table KPN consumer retail broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2013
        • Table DSL market share of broadband subscribers - 2004 - 2013
        • Table ADSL subscribers - 2000 - 2014
        • Table Tele2 DSL subscribers - 2006 - 2013
      • Leased lines
      • ADSL2+
      • VDSL
      • Rival networks
        • Table KPN MDF broadband accesses - 2005 - 2012
    • FTTP NETWORKS
      • Market overview and statistics
        • Table FttP connections and subscribers - 2006 - 2015
        • Table Active business FttP connections - 2008 - 2013
      • Regional characteristics
      • Regulating fibre
      • Helping muni fibre
      • Fibre and trans-sector policies
      • Needing a national approach
      • Wholesale fibre
        • Table Regulated LLU tariffs, by access network
      • Open Access Model
      • KPN
        • Table KPN/Reggefiber FttX connections and homes passed - 2009 - 2013
      • Other operators
      • Government, councils and telcos involved
      • Kenniswijk - Eindhoven Smart City Project
      • Nuenen and Helmond
      • Rotterdam
      • Amsterdam
      • The Hague
      • The Almere Project
      • Ethernet-to-the-Home (EttH)
      • Cablecos and fibre
    • BROADBAND POWERLINE (BPL)
    • WIRELESS BROADBAND
      • Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
      • Wireless LANS/WiFi
      • WiMAX
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Mobile broadband subscribers via laptops - 2009 - 2013
      • Internet via satellite
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
    • OVERVIEW
      • Key general trends
      • Business models
        • Table Bundled services subscribers - 2011 - 2013
        • Table Market share of broadband in bundled services - 2011 - 2013
        • Table Market share of fixed-voice in bundled services - 2011 - 2013
        • Table Market share of TV in bundled services - 2011 - 2013
        • Table KPN subscribers with bundled services - 2008 - 2013
      • Regulatory issues
    • DIGITAL TV
      • Overview
        • Table Digital TV distribution infrastructure market share - 2003 - 2011
        • Table TV retail revenue by platform - 2006 - 2012
        • Table TV subscribers by platform - 2010 - 2013
      • Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
        • Table Digitenne subscribers - 2006 - 2013
      • Free-to-Air (FTA) TV
      • Interactive TV (iTV)
      • TV-over-DSL (IPTV)
        • Table KPN IPTV subscribers - 2008 - 2013
      • Video-on-Demand (VoD)
      • VoIP
        • Table VoIP subscribers - 2005 - 2014
        • Table KPN VoIP subscribers - 2005 - 2013
      • Cable TV
        • Table Cable TV subscribers by type - 2008 - 2013
        • Table Cable TV households and penetration - 2008 - 2013
        • Table UPC Nederland cable TV subscribers - 2005 - 2013
        • Table UPC Netherlands revenue and annual change (US$) - 2005 - 2013
        • Table UPC Netherlands revenue ( ) - 2007 - 2013
        • Table Ziggo cable TV subscribers - 2007 - 2013
      • Satellite TV
        • Table Satellite TV households and household penetration - 2002 - 2011; 2015
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NETHERLANDS' MOBILE MARKET
      • Table Mobile services market revenue - 2006 - 2014
      • Table Mobile services revenue by sector- 2008 - 2013
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile (SIM) subscribers and penetration rate (regulator data) - 1999 – 2004
        • Table Mobile (SIM) subscribers and penetration rate (regulator data) - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Total mobile traffic - 2007 - 2014
      • Operator market shares
        • Table Market share of subscribers by operator - 2006 - 2013
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
        • Table 3G licence awards (spectrum, spectrum fees and admin fees) - July 2000
        • Table 2.6GHz spectrum auction - April 2010
        • Table Spectrum auction - October 2012
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
        • Table MTRs - 2006 - 2008
        • Table MTRs - 2009 - 2012
        • Table Wholesale termination revenue - 2007 - 2012
      • Mobile number portability (MNP)
        • Table Historic - Cumulative mobile numbers ported - 2003 - 2009
      • Roaming
        • Table European voice roaming charges - 2007 - 2014
        • Table European data roaming charges - 2007 - 2014
      • Network neutrality
      • Network sharing
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Digital
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • KPN
        • Table KPN mobile subscribers - 1998 - 2013
        • Table KPN mobile consumer retail and wholesale subscribers - 2006 - 2013
        • Table KPN international mobile service revenue by operator - 2006 - 2013
        • Table KPN mobile monthly ARPU - 2006 - 2013
      • Vodafone
        • Table Vodafone Netherlands financial data - 2007 - 2013
        • Table Vodafone Netherlands subscribers - 2004 - 2013
        • Table Vodafone Netherlands ARPU - 2004 - 2013
        • Table Vodafone Netherlands voice minutes - 2004 - 2013
      • T-Mobile
        • Table T-Mobile Netherlands subscribers - 2006 - 2013
        • Table T-Mobile Netherlands financial data - 2006 - 2013
        • Table T-Mobile Netherlands mobile service revenue - 2007 - 2013
        • Table T-Mobile Netherlands ARPU - 2006 - 2013
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
        • Table MVNO subscribers - 2005 - 2013
        • Table Tele2 mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2013
        • Table Tele2 mobile revenue - 2012 - 2013
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Prepaid and contract subscribers by market share - 2008 - 2013
        • Table Prepaid and contract subscribers - 2007 - 2013
      • Satellite mobile
      • Mobile VoIP
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • SMS
        • Table SMS and data revenue - 2008 - 2013
        • Table SMS traffic - 2008 - 2013
        • Table Premium SMS market feature overview by operator – 2010
      • Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS)
    • MOBILE DATA SERVICES
      • Table Data traffic - 2008 - 2014
      • General Packet Radio Services (GPRS)
      • Push-to-Talk (PTT)
      • Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
      • Evolved HSPA (HSPA+)
      • Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • Location-based services (LBS)
      • Near Field Communication (NFC)
      • Mobile TV
      • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
        • Table M2M connections - 2010 - 2013
  • FORECASTS
    • FORECASTS - BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS - 2010 - 2013; 2020
      • higher broadband subscriber growth
        • Table Forecast broadband subscribers - higher market growth scenario - 2010 - 2013; 2020
      • lower broadband subscriber growth
        • Table Forecast broadband subscribers - lower market growth scenario - 2010 - 2013; 2020
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE ARPU - 2005 - 2010; 2015
      • Table Forecast mobile ARPU - 2005 - 2010; 2015
    • FORECASTS -UMTS SUBSCRIBERS - 2006 - 2015
      • Table Forecast UMTS subscribers - 2006 - 2015

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