Press Release

Dutch quadplay households grow to more than 700,000 in 2015

Houten, The Netherlands, 12 April 2016 - The number of Dutch households with quad-play subscriptions, including both fixed and mobile services, grew to more than 700,000 at the end of 2015, according to Telecompaper's Dutch Consumer Multiplay Market report. More than 10 percent of all broadband subscriptions were part of quad-play plans at the end of Q4 2015, up from 6.1 percent a year earlier. The greater number of quad-play subscribers is also leading to an increase in associated revenues. The 4P revenues increased to more than 15 percent of all multiplay revenues in the market, from slightly more than 9 percent a year ago.

Total revenue generated by Dutch telecom operators from multiplay subscriptions grew to EUR 1.013 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015, up by 7.5 percent compared with the same quarter in 2014. The revenue growth was driven by an increase in the number of broadband households signing up for multiplay services. 

While quad-play is growing, the majority of households are still on triple-play subscriptions. Almost 4 million households in the Netherlands combine three services (fixed or mobile) at one provider. Ziggo accounts for almost 61 percent of all triple-play subscribers, and KPN has around 29 percent. The remaining 10 percent is divided among Caiw, M7, Tele2, Delta and Vodafone. 

The report also shows that the share of households with dual-play plans is slowly decreasing, after peaking in the fourth quarter of 2014. The combination broadband and fixed telephony is becoming less common, in favour of more subscriptions combining broadband and TV or mobile telephony. 

About the report

Dual-, triple- and quad-plays are commonplace these days in the Netherlands. To address this market segment, Telecompaper offers the quarterly report Dutch Consumer Multiplay Market. The report gives a comprehensive overview of the Dutch multi-play market. It includes analysis of subscriber numbers for various types of multi-play with broadband as the main component at the eight largest providers on the Dutch market. In addition, the report offers analysis of service revenues from the various multiplays and market shares for the eight providers. The report is available for EUR 3,000. 


Telecompaper is a respected, independent market researcher and news agency focusing on the national and international Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) sector. Telecompaper provides its customers with information, insight, analysis and news. National and international businesses, organisations and government bodies use our information to make decisions across all organisational levels and to help develop their policies. For more information, please visit our website at: www.telecompaper.com.


Kamiel Albrecht or Ed Achterberg
Phone: +31 30 6349600
Email: kamiel@telecompaper.com or ed@telecompaper.com

Categories: FixedMobile
Countries: Netherlands