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

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

In common with other telecom markets in the region, the Dutch market is seeing a continuing decline in the fixed-line voice market as customers migrate to VoIP and mobile platforms for voice calls. In addition, the physical copper infrastructure is being replaced with fibre and as part of the process some customers in rural areas, where the cost of deploying fibre is prohibitive, will be served with 5G for voice and data services in coming years.

The country has one of the highest fixed broadband penetration rates in the world, with effective cross-platform competition between DSL and HFC networks further stimulated by numerous fibre deployments. By mid-2018 about a third of fixed-broadband connections provided data of at least 100Mb/s. Under regulatory measures adopted in October 2018 the main cableco VodafoneZiggo is obliged to offer wholesale cable broadband access to competitors. KPN has similar obligations on wholesale copper and fibre access.

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:

Regulator imposes wholesale access conditions on VodafoneZiggo;
Government invests 90 million in smart infrastructure project;
Netherlands Telecom Agency given oversight for smart meter deployments;
KPN reports continuing slide in revenue into 2018;
New regulator merges three market oversight entities;
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, UPC Nederland, Tele2 Nederland, Stipte (Scarlet Telecom), Ziggo, Vodafone Netherlands.


  • SYNOPSIS
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Netherlands - 2018 (e)
  • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Infrastructure investment by sector - 2012 – 2017
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION
    • INTERCONNECT
    • ACCESS
      • Cable access
      • Fibre access
        • Table Wholesale fibre unbundled connections - 2014 – 2017
        • Table Wholesale fibre active unbundled connections - 2014 – 2017
    • NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP)
    • CARRIER PRESELECTION (CPS)
      • Table CPS subscribers - 2008 – 2014
    • WHOLESALE LINE RENTAL (WLR)
      • Table WLR lines - 2008 – 2018
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • Table Fixed-line revenue (PSTN, VoB) - 2006 – 2017
    • Table Fixed-line traffic by type - 2008 – 2015
    • Table Fixed-line traffic: broadband/traditional - 2016 - 2017
    • Table Fixed-line traffic revenue - 2006 - 2017
    • Table Fixed-line services revenue by retail, wholesale - 2013 - 2017
    • ROYAL KONINKLIJKE PTT NEDERLAND (KPN)
      • Table KPN net line loss - 2005 - 2016
      • Table KPN PSTN channels (consumer), - 2005 - 2018
      • Table KPN RGUs (consumer) - 2015 - 2018
      • Table KPN consumer market share by sector - 2007 - 2017
      • Table KPN subscribers by sector - 2005 - 2018
      • Table KPN Group financial data - 2004 - 2018
      • Table KPN financial data by sector (Netherlands) - 2005 - 2018
    • SCARLET TELECOM (STIPTE)
    • TELE2 NETHERLANDS
      • Table Tele2 Netherlands residential subscribers by type - 2007 - 2018
      • Table Tele2 Netherlands revenue by sector - 2007 - 2018
      • Versatel Telecom International
    • VODAFONEZIGGO
      • Table VodafoneZiggo financial data - 2006 - 2018
      • Table Ziggo subscriber data - 2007 - 2018
      • Table Historic - UPC Nederland subscribers - 2005 - 2014
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Fixed lines in services by type (retail) - 2006 - 2018
      • Table Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1999 - 2009
      • Table Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2010 - 2018
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Table Netherlands internet bandwidth - 1998 - 2016
  • SMART INFRASTRUCTURE
    • AMSTERDAM
  • WHOLESALE
    • WHOLESALE BROADBAND ACCESS
      • Table KPN wholesale connections by type - 2015 - 2018
      • Table Unbundled MDF connections by type - 2008 - 2015
  • RELATED REPORTS

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