The cable operator Ziggo remains the largest broadband ISP in The Netherlands, with 1.385 million broadband customers on March 31, according to research from Telecompaper.
The runners up were Internet van KPN with 1.134 million DSL customers and UPC with 689,100 customers. The cabler increased its lead over fourth placed Het Net, which won 4,000 customers during the quarter to end with 684,000 DSL users, while Tele2 was number five in the Dutch broadband ISP rankings, with 362,500 DSL customers on March 31.
The Dutch broadband market grew by 1% during Q1, in line with Telecompaper’s expectation of 4% growth for the full year, and is expected to reach six million broadband connections in 2009.
During Q1, almost 60,000 net additions were recorded, leading to 5.79 million connections on March 31. The broadband (cable & ADSL) penetration per household increased to 79.8% at the end of Q1, while penetration per 100 inhabitants rose to 35.1%.
When including the FTTH connections, the broadband penetration per household reached 81.4%, and the penetration per 100 inhabitants amounted to 35.8%.