Netherlands - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

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 and since late 2018 has trialled DOCSIS3.1 technology with a view to deploying services based on the new standard across its network during 2019.

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 the end of 2018 fibre is expected to account for about 20% of all fixed-line broadband connections.

Although there are a number of 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.

Key developments:

  • KPN extends vectoring VDSL on a wholesale basis, upgrades FttP to 1Gb/s in select areas;
  • VodafoneZiggo starts DOCSIS3.1 trial;
  • Utility NLE launches DSL and fibre-based telecom services;
  • KPN expands trials of Vplus technology;
  • VodafoneZiggo deploys Wi-Fi hotspots to thousands of street cabinets;
  • 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, Reggefiber, VodafoneZiggo, UPC Netherlands.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction and statistical overview
    • 2.1 Market analysis
    • 2.2 Government support
      • 2.2.1 Historical overview
    • 2.3 Broadband statistics
    • 2.4 Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • 3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 VodafoneZiggo
  • 4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 VDSL
  • 5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • 5.1 Regulating fibre
    • 5.2 KPN
    • 5.3 Government, councils and telcos involved
      • 5.3.1 Co-operation
      • 5.3.2 Other projects
  • 6. Other fixed broadband services
    • 6.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
    • 6.2 Wireless LANS/Wi-Fi
    • 6.3 WiMAX
    • 6.4 Internet via satellite
      • 6.4.1 New Skies Satellites
  • 7. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Proportion of retail broadband service connections with bundles – 2015 - 2017
  • Table 2 – Internet users and penetration – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 3 – Historic - Broadband retail subscribers (cable modem, DSL, fibre) – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 4 – Fixed broadband retail subscribers (cable modem, DSL, fibre) – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 5 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 6 – Fixed-line broadband market share by technology – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 7 – Proportion of broadband connections by speed – 2010 – 2017
  • Table 8 – DSL broadband connections by speed – 2010 – 2017
  • Table 9 – Cable broadband connections by speed – 2010 – 2017
  • Table 10 – Fibre broadband connections by speed – 2013 – 2017
  • Table 11 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 12 – Forecast broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Table 13 – Cable modem subscribers (retail) – 2000 - 2018
  • Table 14 – VodafoneZiggo financial data – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 15 – VodafoneZiggo subscriber data – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 16 – Historic - UPC Nederland subscribers – 2005 - 2014
  • Table 17 – Historic - UPC Netherlands revenue (€) – 2007 - 2014
  • Table 18 – Historic - UPC Netherlands revenue by segment (€) – 2012 - 2014
  • Table 19 – KPN consumer retail broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 20 – DSL subscribers – 2000 - 2018
  • Table 21 – Tele2 DSL subscribers – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 22 – Households connected to upgraded copper networks – 2014 - 2017
  • Table 23 – FttP homes connected – 2006 - 2017
  • Table 24 – FttP subscribers – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 25 – FttP retail and wholesale business connections – 2015 - 2017
  • Table 26 – Unbundled broadband connections by platform – 2015 - 2017
  • Table 27 – KPN/Reggefiber FttP activated premises – 2009 - 2015
  • Chart 1 – Fixed broadband subscribers (cable modem, DSL, fibre) – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Broadband market share by technology – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – VodafoneZiggo operating and subscriber data – 2007 – 2018

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Last updated 16 Oct 2018
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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