Netherlands TelecommunicationsNetherlands - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
The Dutch telecom market has one of the most advanced broadband sectors in the world, with effective cross-platform competition between DSL and HFC networks further stimulated by numerous fibre deployments. There is also strong competition in the mobile sector. This once encouraged Deutsche Telekom to consider selling its T-Mobile Netherlands unit, though this unit has since been strengthened by the acquisition in late 2016 of Vodafone Netherlands’ fixed-line business.
The cable sector is dominated by VodafoneZiggo, a joint venture formed in December 2016 between Vodafone Netherlands and Liberty-Global-owned Ziggo. The company, operating under the Ziggo brand, capitalises on the former’s mobile infrastructure and the latter’s broadband networks.
This report details the key aspects of the Dutch telecom market. It provides updated data on fixed network services, profiles the major operators, and reviews the key regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability, carrier preselection, and the provisions for competitor access to cable and fibre infrastructure.
Government passes bill mandating access to networks and infrastructure; América Móvil reportedly looking at sale of entire stake in KPN; government kicks-starts €90 million smart infrastructure project to manage traffic; Netherlands Telecom Agency given oversight for smart meter deployments; KPN reports continuing slide in revenue into 2017; KPN extends vectoring VDSL technology; new regulator merges three market oversight entities; report update includes the regulator’s market data to Q4 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2017, recent market developments. Source budde.com.au
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017