With 1.408 million connected households to its broadband access service, the Dutch cabler Ziggo is now the biggest ISP of the country. The runner-up is incumbent KPN, with 1.129 million subscribers.
According to research by Telecompaper, there are 5.8 million active internet subscribers in The Netherlands over cable, ADSL, fixed net and FTTH connections. 81% of all Dutch households now have broadband access, representing a growth rate of 5.6% during the past year.
The Dutch publication expects the speed of growth to slow down, estimating this year’s to be around 4%.
UPC is the number three provider with 682,500 subscribers to its Chello service.
It is followed by Het Net from KPN, Tele2, Internet from KPN, Alice and Telfort.
KPN would be the number one provide if the subscribers to its different brands were combined. Still, with Ziggo and UPC being in the top three providers, broadband cable is an important force.
Of the “independent” ISPs, tele2 is by far the most important.