Dutch consumer VoIP connections grow to more than 5 million

Dutch consumer VoIP connections grow to more than 5 million

Dutch consumer VoIP connections grew by 1.7 percent during the third quarter of 2013 to reach a total 5.05 million on 30 September 2013 according to Telecompaper’s quarterly Dutch Fixed Telephony Market report. The growth in VoIP connections offset the 6.2 percent drop in PSTN/ISDN lines and 0.7 percent decrease in WLR connections to see the consumer fixed telephony market grow by a net 24,000 lines or 0.4 percent during the quarter to a total 6.26 million connections.

VoIP growth was led by a growing number of connections over FTTH/B networks, which increased 7.1 percent on a quarterly basis, as well as 2.1 percent quarterly growth in cable VoIP connections. This offset a small decrease of 0.1 percent in VoIP connections over DSL.

“The fixed telephony market is expected to expand further, with a CAGR of 1.2 percent per year over the period 2013-2017,” said Telecompaper senior research analyst and report author Kamiel Albrecht. “Growth in VoIP lines will continue to outpace the decrease in PSTN/ISDN and WLR users.”

The report also shows that retail revenues* for the consumer fixed telephony market amounted to EUR 334 million in the third quarter of 2013, down by 1.2 percent compared to the second quarter of 2013.

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