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Dutch fixed telephony market revenues reach EUR 385 million in Q1 2013

The Dutch consumer fixed telephony market grew by 40,000 connections during the first quarter of 2013 to 6.23 million lines, according to Telecompaper’s quarterly Dutch Fixed Telephony Market report. Growth was driven by a 4.9 percent quarterly increase in consumer VoIP subscriptions, which offset a 7.2 percent drop in PSTN/ISDN connections and 1.4 percent fewer WLR connections.

Growth in the VoIP market in Q1 was led by increasing use of FTTH/B networks; VoIP users over fibre networks grew by 9.3 percent during the quarter. VoIP over DSL networks increased by 2.2 percent, and cable VoIP subscribers also reported growth during the quarter, of 2.0 percent.

“The fixed telephony market is expected to expand further until 2017, with a CAGR of 1.2 percent per year,” said Telecompaper senior research analyst and report author Kamiel Albrecht. “With VoIP lines expected to outgrow the continued decrease in PSTN/ISDN and WLR users.”

The retail revenues* for the consumer fixed telephony market amounted to EUR 386 million in the first quarter of 2013, growing by 0.4 percent during the quarter. Retail revenue estimates were also added to Telecompaper’s quarterly report on the broadband market (published on 31 May 2013) and its report on the TV market (published on 03 June 2013).