Dutch cable broadband reaches 3 million

The number of cable broadband connections in the Netherlands has grown by 0.7% during the second quarter of this year to 3.01 million on 30 June, according to Telecompaper’s quarterly report on the Dutch consumer broadband market.

The total broadband market increased by 0.5% or 36,100 net additions during Q2 to reach 6.69 million lines including 3.11 million using DSL networks, which decreased by 1% during the quarter. FTTH/B connections grew by almost 9% in the same period ending the second quarter of an 8.4% market share.

Telecompaper estimates that the growth for the whole year will amount to 2.4% with continued cable and fibre broadband growth off-setting the decrease in DSL lines, although the growth is slowing due to the high household penetration of 87.9% on 30 June.

KPN (including its brands the Telfort and XS4ALL) continues to reign as largest broadband provider with a 40.7% market share followed by cable operator Ziggo with 26.7% and UPC with 15.6%.

Telecompaper estimates retail revenues for the consumer broadband market decreased by 2.6% to EUR 496 million in the second quarter.