The Dutch broadband market grew by 0.9% compared with the second quarter of 2010, to reach 6.19 million connections on September 30, 2010, according to Telecompaper.com.
During the quarter, there were 52,400 net additions driven by cable (+47,500) and FTTH (+4,900), which off-set the drop of 16,100 DSL connections during the quarter.
DSL is still the largest broadband technology with 3.454 million connections, followed by cable with 2.49 million connections and FTTH with 215,000 broadband connections.
The FTTH total includes 32,000 subscribers at KPN. At the same time, KPN had 22,000 VDSL (FTTC) customers, representing 0.4% of the broadband market. Internet van KPN is still the largest broadband ISP in the Netherlands with 29.4% of subscribers (both DSL and FTTH), followed by Ziggo (cable) with 24.5%, UPC (cable) with 13.2% and Tele2 (DSL) with 6.9%.
For the coming four years, Telecompaper expects the Dutch broadband market to grow with a CAGR of 2.4% to reach 6.82 million connections in 2014, good for a household penetration of around 90%.