Dutch broadband market continues to grow

Dutch broadband market continues to grow

The Dutch broadband market grew by 0.7 percent during the second quarter of 2011, to reach 6.29 million connections on 30 June 2011 according to Telecompaper’s quarterly update on the Dutch broadband market.

During the quarter, almost 41,000 net additions were recorded, more than 10,000 less than during the first quarter of 2011. The number of DSL connections dropped by 0.7 percent or almost 25,000 during the quarter, to reach a total of 3.32 million. Cable reported quarterly growth of 1.6 percent, adding 42,000 new broadband customers, to end with 2.66 million connections.

The number of broadband subscribers via FTTH/B grew to around 269,000 on 30 June 2011, which represents a share of 4.3 percent on the Dutch broadband market. At the same time, KPN had 28,700 VDSL (FTTC) customers and other ISPs had 1,600 VDSL (FTTC) customers, representing 0.5 percent of the broadband market.

“For the full year 2011, the broadband market is expected to grow between 2.7 and 3.0 percent,” according to Telecompaper analyst Kamiel Albrecht. “At the end of 2011, the household penetration is expected to be almost 86 percent, with nearly 6.4 million broadband connections.”

Internet van KPN was the largest broadband ISP in the Netherlands in the second quarter, with 29.1 percent of all subscribers. Ziggo was number two with 25.5 percent, followed by UPC with 14 percent and Tele2 with 7.5 percent.

More information at www.telecompaper.com

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