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 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.

Key developments:

  • 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

    • Market analysis
    • Government support
      • Historical overview
    • Broadband statistics
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

    • Introduction
    • VodafoneZiggo
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

    • Introduction
    • VDSL
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

    • Regulating fibre
    • KPN
    • Government, councils and telcos involved
      • Co-operation
      • Eindhoven Smart City Project
      • Nuenen and Helmond
      • Rotterdam
      • Amsterdam
      • The Hague
      • The Almere Project
      • Other projects
  • Other fixed broadband services

    • Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
    • Wireless LANS/Wi-Fi
    • WiMAX
    • Internet via satellite
      • New Skies Satellites
  • Appendix – Historic data

  • Related reports


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
  • Table 20 – Historic - Broadband retail subscribers (cable modem, DSL, fibre) – 1999 – 2009
  • Table 21 – Historic - KPN/Reggefiber FttP activated premises – 2009 – 2015
  • Table 22 – Historic - UPC Nederland subscribers – 2005 – 2014
  • Table 23 – Historic - UPC Netherlands revenue (€) – 2007 – 2014
  • Table 24 – Historic - UPC Netherlands revenue by segment (€) – 2012 – 2014
  • Table 25 – Historic - Tele2 Netherlands’ DSL subscribers – 2006 – 2018

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Proportion of retail broadband service connections with bundle types – 2015 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Change in the number of fixed broadband retail subscribers by platform – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Change in fixed-line broadband market share by technology – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 5 – Change in the proportion of broadband connections by speed – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Development of broadband penetration by technology – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 7 – Increase in the number of retail cable broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 8 – Development of cable broadband connections by speed – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – Development of VodafoneZiggo’s cable broadband financial data – 2006 – 2019
  • Chart 10 – Growth in VodafoneZiggo’s broadband subscriber base – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 11 – Change in KPN’s consumer retail broadband subscriber base – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 12 – Decline in the number of DSL subscribers – 2000 – 2018
  • Chart 13 – Development of DSL broadband connections by speed – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 14 – Increase in the number of premises connected and passed with upgraded copper – 2014 – 2018
  • Chart 15 – Increase in the number of FttP premises connected and passed – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 16 – Growth in the number of FttP subscribers – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 17 – Change in the number of FttP retail and wholesale business connections – 2015 – 2018
  • Chart 18 – Unbundled fibre broadband connections from KPN, by platform – 2015 – 2018
  • Chart 19 – Development of fibre broadband connections by speed – 2013 – 2018

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Last updated 6 Nov 2019
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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