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Press Release

Fibre broadband reaches 1 million subscribers in Netherlands

Houten, The Netherlands, 05 June 2016 - Broadband via fibre networks reached the milestone of 1 million subscribers in the Netherlands at the end of March 2016, according to the Dutch Broadband 2016 Q1 report from Telecompaper. The 5 percent quarterly growth in fibre broadband connections helped the total broadband market to grow by 0.8 percent during the first quarter and reach almost 7.2 million lines at the end of March. Cable broadband also grew slightly in the quarter, and with over 3.3 million connections remained the most popular broadband technology in the Netherlands. Fibre grew to a market share of almost 14 percent, while DSL lost0.3 percentage points during the quarter to end Q1 with slightly more than 40 percent of connections. Ziggo, the largest cable operator in the Netherlands, added only 8,000 new broadband customers during the first quarter, ending the period with just over 3.1 million customers. Its market share decreased slightly to 43.2 percent. Number two KPN (including its other brands such as Telfort, XS4ALL and Edutel) had more net additions during the first quarter with 22,000, but its market share was unchanged at 40.8 percent of all connections.

Broadband via fibre networks reached the milestone of 1 million subscribers in the Netherlands at the end of March 2016, according to the Dutch Broadband 2016 Q1 report from Telecompaper. The 5 percent quarterly growth in fibre broadband connections helped the total broadband market to grow by 0.8 percent during the first quarter and reach almost 7.2 million lines at the end of March.

Cable broadband also grew slightly in the quarter, and with over 3.3 million connections remained the most popular broadband technology in the Netherlands. Fibre grew to a market share of almost 14 percent, while DSL lost 0.3 percentage points during the quarter to end Q1 with slightly more than 40 percent of connections.

Ziggo, the largest cable operator in the Netherlands, added only 8,000 new broadband customers during the first quarter, ending the period with just over 3.1 million customers. Its market share decreased slightly to 43.2 percent. Number two KPN (including its other brands such as Telfort, XS4ALL and Edutel) had more net additions during the first quarter with 22,000, but its market share was unchanged at 40.8 percent of all connections.

“Despite the increasingly saturated market, with 92.7 percent of Dutch households having a broadband connection, the broadband market is expected to grow by 2.5 percent in 2016,” said Telecompaper Research Analyst Kamiel Albrecht. “Cable and fibre are expected to continue to grow, offsetting the steady decrease in DSL users.” For the period 2016-2020, Telecompaper expects a CAGR of 1.9 percent per year in the number of broadband connections.

Telecompaper estimates the Dutch broadband market was worth over EUR 463 million in retail revenue in the first quarter of 2016. The revenues are expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.4 percent over the five-year period 2016-2020.

Note to editors

The above figures come from Telecompaper’s latest quarterly report ‘Dutch Broadband 2016 Q1’. The report provides a detailed overview of the broadband market, focusing on mass market (consumer & SOHO) services and including data on connections, revenues and market shares for the main providers and network technologies in the Netherlands. It also looks at the key market trends affecting broadband growth and provides a forecast for broadband connections and revenues for the period 2016-2020. The report can be ordered for EUR 995 for 2-10 users or EUR 595 for 1 user.

Due to continuous improvements in calculations, the numbers in this press release cannot directly be compared with numbers from previous press releases from Telecompaper on the Dutch broadband market.

Telecompaper

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Contact

Kamiel Albrecht - Research Analyst
E-mail: kamiel@telecompaper.com


Categories: FixedInternet
Countries: Netherlands