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Netherlands - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses


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Netherlands - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

The Dutch telecom market has one of the most advanced broadband sectors in the world, with effective cross-platform competition between DSL and HFC networks further stimulated by numerous fibre deployments. There is also strong competition in the mobile sector. This once encouraged Deutsche Telekom to consider selling its T-Mobile Netherlands unit, though this unit has since been strengthened by the acquisition in late 2016 of Vodafone Netherlands' fixed-line business.
The cable sector is dominated by VodafoneZiggo, a joint venture formed in December 2016 between Vodafone Netherlands and Liberty-Global-owned Ziggo. The company, operating under the Ziggo brand, capitalises on the former's mobile infrastructure and the latter's broadband networks.
This report details the key aspects of the Dutch telecom market. It provides updated data on fixed network services, profiles the major operators, and reviews the key regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability, carrier preselection, and the provisions for competitor access to cable and fibre infrastructure.

Key developments:

Government passes bill mandating access to networks and infrastructure; América Móvil reportedly looking at sale of entire stake in KPN; government kicks-starts 90 million smart infrastructure project to manage traffic; Netherlands Telecom Agency given oversight for smart meter deployments; KPN reports continuing slide in revenue into 2017; KPN extends vectoring VDSL technology; new regulator merges three market oversight entities; 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, UPC Nederland, Tele2 Nederland, Stipte (Scarlet Telecom), Ziggo, Vodafone Netherlands.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Market analysis
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.4 Interconnect
5.5 Access
5.5.1 Cable access
5.5.2 Fibre access
5.6 Number Portability (NP)
5.7 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
5.8 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Royal Koninklijke PTT Nederland (KPN)
6.2 Scarlet Telecom (Stipte)
6.3 Tele2 Netherlands
6.3.1 Versatel Telecom International
6.4 VodafoneZiggo
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National telecom network
7.2 International infrastructure
8. Smart infrastructure
8.1 Amsterdam
9. Wholesale
9.1 Wholesale broadband access
10. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2017 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2017 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2017 (e)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2017 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2017 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Infrastructure investment by sector 2012 - 2016
Table 8 Wholesale fibre unbundled connections 2014 - 2016
Table 9 Wholesale fibre active unbundled connections 2014 - 2016
Table 10 CPS subscribers and WLR lines 2008 - 2014
Table 11 WLR lines 2008 - 2017
Table 12 Fixed-line revenue (PSTN, VoB) 2006 - 2016
Table 13 Fixed-line traffic by type 2008 - 2015
Table 14 Fixed-line traffic revenue 2006 - 2016
Table 15 Fixed-line services revenue by retail, wholesale 2013 - 2016
Table 16 KPN net line loss 2005 - 2016
Table 17 KPN PSTN channels (consumer), 2005 - 2017
Table 18 KPN RGUs (consumer) 2015 - 2017
Table 19 KPN consumer market share by sector 2007 - 2017
Table 20 KPN subscribers by sector 2005 - 2017
Table 21 KPN Group financial data 2004 - 2017
Table 22 KPN financial data by sector (Netherlands) 2005 - 2017
Table 23 Tele2 Netherlands residential subscribers by type 2007 - 2017
Table 24 Tele2 Netherlands revenue by sector 2007 - 2017
Table 25 VodafoneZiggo financial data 2006 - 2017
Table 26 Ziggo subscriber data 2007 - 2017
Table 27 Historic - UPC Nederland subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 28 Fixed lines in services by type (retail) 2006 - 2016
Table 29 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1999 - 2009
Table 30 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 - 2018
Table 31 Netherlands internet bandwidth 1998 - 2016
Table 32 KPN wholesale connections by type 2015 - 2017
Table 33 Unbundled MDF connections by type 2008 - 2015
Chart 1 Fixed-line traffic by type 2008 2015
Chart 2 KPN subscribers by sector (consumer) 2005 2017
Chart 3 KPN Group financial data 2004 2017
Chart 4 KPN financial data by sector (Netherlands) 2005 2017
Chart 5 Tele2 Netherlands residential subscribers by type 2007 2017
Chart 6 Tele2 Netherlands revenue by type 2007 2017
Chart 7 VodafoneZiggo financial data 2006 2017
Chart 8 Ziggo operating and subscriber data 2007 2017
Chart 9 Fixed lines in services by type 2006 2016
Chart 10 Unbundled MDF connections by type 2008 2015
Exhibit 1 Fixed-to-mobile interconnections tariffs 2007 - 2009
Exhibit 2 Access and the local loop

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