The Dutch broadband market grew only 0.2 percent to 6.147 million connections in the second quarter, the latest quarterly Telecompaper report on the broadband market shows. Around 15,000 net connections were added, the smallest amount since the beginning of 2005 when data measurements began. The number of DSL connections fell by 1.7 percent, or 60,600, to a total 3.456 million on 30 June. Cable increased by 1.9 percent, or 44,600, to 2,450,000 connections. T
The number of FTTH customers with a subscription was at 220,000, including KPN's 26,000 customers. KPN also had 16,000 VDSL (Fibre to the Curb) customers. Total penetration advanced to 83.6 connections per 100 households, an increase of 1.9 percentage points in one years time. KPN Internet is the largest provider with a 29.7 percent market share, followed by Ziggo with 24.3 percent, UPC with 12.9 percent and Tele2 with 6.8 percent. Telecompaper expects full-year growth at 3.0-3.5 percent compared to the year before, driven by cable and fibre. DSL will continue to lose ground despite the VDSL strategy of KPN, Tele2 and Online.