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Press Release

Third of Dutch households has fibre connection

Houten, The Netherlands, 02 June 2016 - The Dutch FTTH market increased by around 200,000 connections in 2015, with Reggefiber accounting for 80 percent of the growth. This is a slowdown compared to 2014 when over 400,000 connections were added. At the end of 2015, the number of FTTH homes passed reached 2.51 million, according to the 2016 edition of Telecompaper's annual FTTH report. A number of milestones were reached in the past year. One in every three households is connected to fibre (33%). Fibre connections are available in 227 municipalities.1 million homes were activated as of March 2016.

The Dutch FTTH (fibre to the home) market increased by around 200,000 connections in 2015, with Reggefiber accounting for 80 percent of the growth. This is a slowdown compared to 2014 when over 400,000 connections were added. At the end of 2015, the number of FTTH homes passed reached 2.51 million, according to the 2016 edition of Telecompaper’s annual FTTH report.

A number of milestones were reached in the past year:

  • One in every three households is connected to fibre (33%)
  • Fibre connections are available in 227 municipalities
  • 1 million homes were activated as of March 2016

Reggefiber, owned 100 percent by KPN, is leading the market with 2.16 million homes passed. Number two CIF completed its fibre roll-out in its existing footprint and announced plans to focus on expanding fibre infrastructure in rural areas, in cooperation with local and regional projects. Meanwhile, smaller network owners like Kabelnoord are on schedule with their transition projects.

 

Despite the slowdown compared to 2014, fibre roll-out continued in each province. In Flevoland over 90 percent of addresses have fibre connections. Telecompaper estimates that the number of homes passed with FTTH will grow to around 3.8 million in 2020, for a household penetration of 47 percent.

‘FTTH in the Netherlands 2016’

The report ‘FTTH in the Netherlands 2016’ includes an analysis of the full acquisition of Reggefiber by KPN and a number of other key developments in the Dutch FTTH sector. The report also gives insights into provincial initiatives and describes international trends. Market players covered include Reggefiber, KPN, CIF, Vodafone NL, Caiway, Solcon, Kabelnoord, CAI Harderwijk and others.

Telecompaper

Telecompaper is an independent research company. We publish the latest information concerning 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.

FTTH Monitor

The Telecompaper FTTH Monitor covers all FTTH projects in the Netherlands. The database is searchable on several levels: by region, municipality, postal code, period and status (demand aggregation, network roll-out, etc.). DFM2016 FTTHNL is a research product from Telecompaper. Price for 10 users is EUR 4,950. Single-user price for the report is EUR 1,950.

Contact

Erik Compter, Tim Poulus
Phone: +31 30 6349600
E-mail: erik@telecompaper.com, tim@telecompaper.com  


Categories: Fixed
Countries: Netherlands