Press Release

Dutch fixed telephony market revenues reach EUR 385 million in Q1 2013

Houten, The Netherlands, 05 June 2013 - The Dutch consumer fixed telephony market grew by 40,000 connections during the first quarter of 2013 to 6.23 million lines, according to Telecompaper's quarterly Dutch Fixed Telephony Market report. Growth was driven by a 4.9 percent quarterly increase in consumer VoIP subscriptions, which offset a 7.2 percent drop in PSTN/ISDN connections and 1.4 percent fewer WLR connections.

Growth in the VoIP market in Q1 was led by increasing use of FTTH/B networks; VoIP users over fibre networks grew by 9.3 percent during the quarter. VoIP over DSL networks increased by 2.2 percent, and cable VoIP subscribers also reported growth during the quarter, of 2.0 percent. 
“The fixed telephony market is expected to expand further until 2017, with a CAGR of 1.2 percent per year,” said Telecompaper senior research analyst and report author Kamiel Albrecht. “With VoIP lines expected to outgrow the continued decrease in PSTN/ISDN and WLR users.”

The retail revenues* for the consumer fixed telephony market amounted to EUR 386 million in the first quarter of 2013, growing by 0.4 percent during the quarter. Retail revenue estimates were also added to Telecompaper’s quarterly report on the broadband market (published on 31 May 2013) and its report on the TV market (published on 03 June 2013).

Notes to editors:

*The reported retail revenues include access and usage revenues from PSTN/ISDN/CPS/WLR services as well as VoIP services via cable, DSL and FTTH networks. It excludes revenues from unmanaged VoIP services like Skype, as well as installation fees and equipment sales.

Due to continuous improvement in our calculations, the numbers in this press release cannot be directly compared with numbers from earlier press releases sent out by Telecompaper on previous studies of the Dutch fixed telephony market.


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. DFT201301 "Dutch Fixed Telephony Q1 2013" is a research product from Telecompaper. Price for 10 users is EUR 595.00. Single-user price for the report is EUR 325.00.


Kamiel Albrecht - Senior Research Analyst
Phone: +31 30 6349661
E-mail: kamiel@telecompaper.com

Categories: Broadcast
Countries: Netherlands

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