Press Release

Dutch broadband market growth driven by FTTH, cable in Q3

Houten, The Netherlands, 16 November 2011 - The number of broadband connections in the Netherlands grew 0.9 percent during the third quarter to 6.33 million on 30 September 2011, according to Telecompaper's quarterly Dutch Broadband report. Growth was driven by a 1.8 percent increase in cable broadband subscribers and 13.3 percent growth in FTTH/B broadband subscribers, offsetting a 1.2 percent drop in DSL connections. DSL was still the most popular broadband technology in the Netherlands with 3.29 million lines, followed by cable with 2.695 million.

“At the end of September 2011, household broadband penetration amounted to 85 percent, and this is expected to grow to 92.5 percent in 2015,” according to Telecompaper Senior Research Analyst Kamiel Albrecht. “The broadband market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.7 percent until 2015.”

Growth will be driven by more operators offering triple-play packages via multiple networks, as KPN brands XS4ALL and Telfort are doing with their triple-play offers via VDSL and FTTH and Vodafone has started over FTTH. Telecompaper expects Tele2 and T-Mobile Online to follow suit. The growing number of connected devices, such as internet-enabled TVs, smartphones, tablets and music systems, will also drive demand for broadband internet access in homes.


Telecompaper is an independent research company. We publish the latest information about the global telecom industry and provide our international customers with need-to-know information and market insight via news feeds, newsletters, research and advisory services. Telecompaper has its main office in Houten (Netherlands). The company was established in June 2000. DUB21103 "Dutch Broadband Q3 2011" is a research product from Telecompaper. Price for 10 users is EUR 595.00. Single-user price for the report is EUR 295.00.


Kamiel Albrecht - Senior Research Analyst
Phone: +31 30 6349600
Info: kamiel@telecompaper.com

Categories: Internet
Countries: Netherlands