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 with the deployment of DOCSIS3.1 technology.
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 early 2019 fibre accounted for more than 17% of all fixed-line broadband connections.
Although there are several 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.
KPN extends vectoring VDSL on a wholesale basis, upgrades FttP to 1Gb/s in select areas;
VodafoneZiggo extends DOCSIS3.1 services;
VodafoneZiggo deploys Wi-Fi hotspots to thousands of street cabinets;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to Q4 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2019, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
KPN, Reggefiber, VodafoneZiggo, UPC Netherlands
Table of Contents
Introduction and statistical overview
Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
Government, councils and telcos involved
Eindhoven Smart City Project
Nuenen and Helmond
The Almere Project
Other fixed broadband services
Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
Internet via satellite
New Skies Satellites
Appendix – Historic data
List of Tables
Table 1 – Proportion of retail broadband service connections with bundle types – 2015 – 2018
Table 2 – Change in the number of fixed broadband retail subscribers by platform – 2010 – 2018
Table 3 – Change in fixed-line broadband market share by technology – 2008 – 2018
Table 4 – Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 – 2024
Table 5 – Change in the proportion of broadband connections by speed – 2010 – 2018
Table 6 – Development of broadband penetration by technology – 2007 – 2018
Table 7 – Increase in the number of retail cable broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
Table 8 – Development of cable broadband connections by speed – 2010 – 2018
Table 9 – Development of VodafoneZiggo’s cable broadband financial data – 2006 – 2019
Table 10 – Growth in VodafoneZiggo’s broadband subscriber base – 2007 – 2019
Table 11 – Change in KPN’s consumer retail broadband subscriber base – 2007 – 2019
Table 12 – Decline in the number of DSL subscribers – 2000 – 2018
Table 13 – Development of DSL broadband connections by speed – 2010 – 2018
Table 14 – Increase in the number of premises connected and passed with upgraded copper – 2014 – 2018
Table 15 – Increase in the number of FttP premises connected and passed – 2006 – 2018
Table 16 – Growth in the number of FttP subscribers – 2006 – 2018
Table 17 – Change in the number of FttP retail and wholesale business connections – 2015 – 2018
Table 18 – Unbundled fibre broadband connections from KPN, by platform – 2015 – 2018
Table 19 – Development of fibre broadband connections by speed – 2013 – 2018
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