Market Report, "Netherlands Telecommunications Report Q3 2011", published

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July 27, 2011 - PRLog -- Mobile services continue to grow in the Dutch telecoms market, although growth has slowed significantly. The focus for operators is driving revenue increases by encouraging subscribers to spend more on their phones. Market leader KPN Mobile reported strong uptake of smartphones, with the devices accounting for over half of new postpaid connections and about 40% of its postpaid subscribers using a smart device. In the long term, this will continue to increase, providing KPN and its mobile rivals with plenty of opportunity for further upgrading. The popularity of new devices such as tablet computers may also provide new opportunities to generate greater revenues from data services. Operators will increasingly look to these new options as voice revenues continue to decline. As the costs of smartphones decline, prepaid subscribers will also aim to upgrade, a development that will benefit all operators in the market.

Broadband offers the greatest growth potential for the market, although operators are also experiencing a slowdown. Investment is already taking place in higher speed options such as fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) providing a long-term plan for constantly growing data demand. However, demand for fibre services has yet to really take off and this has resulted in operators investing in expensive infrastructure without generating much revenue so far. A growing array of internet-based services though, will persuade more customers to sign up to the latest services. Cable operators have been doing particularly well, with a greater proportion of their broadband subscribers using higher speed services. Nevertheless, DSL remains the most popular form of connection and will do so for some time.

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The fixed voice market on the other hand, continues to decline. Fewer subscribers are holding on to their fixed-line connection and are not using it much. There were less than 4mn VoIP connections in the Netherlands at the end of 2010, up 3% y-o-y. VoIP is providing incumbent KPN with the opportunity to offset some of its declining fixed lines, but revenues from voice services are declining across the board as subscribers sign up to mobile alternatives.

The Netherlands remains in third place in BMI's Business Environment Ratings, its combination of affluent population and small country size help to keep it among the top ranked markets in the region, even though the addressable market is smaller than many of its peers. Its Country Risks and Industry Risks scores remain high, reflecting the good environment for businesses with the Dutch regulator OPTA, in particular, standing out for its light touch and concentration on competition.

Report Table of Contents:

SWOT Analysis
- Netherlands Mobile Industry SWOT
- Netherlands Wireline Industry SWOT
- Netherlands Political SWOT
- NetherlandsEconomic SWOT
Business Environment
- Western Europe
- Table: Western Europe Business Environment Rankings
- Netherlands
Industry Forecast Scenario
- Mobile
- Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts
- Mobile ARPU
- Table: Telecoms Sector - ARPU - Historical Data & Forecasts
- Fixed Line
- Table: Telecoms Sector - Fixed Line - Historical Data & Forecasts
- Internet
- Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts
Market Data Analysis
- Mobile
- Table: Netherlands Mobile Subscribers Q409-Q410 (000)
- Table: Subscriber Net Additions, Q409-Q410 ('000)
- Customer Divisions
- Table: Subscriber Mix, Q409-Q410 ('000)
- Mobile Contract Wins
- Table: Mobile Contract Wins
Mobile Content
- Regional Outlook
- Table: Smart Meter Race Is On
- Country Outlook
- Value-Added Services Timeline
- Table: Selected VAS Services
- Mobile Operator Data
- Table: Netherlands Mobile Market Overview
- Table: KPN Mobile
- Table: T-Mobile
- Table: Vodafone
- Fixed Line
- Table: KPN Consumer Fixed-Line Connections ('000), Dec-08-Dec-09
- Internet
- Table: Netherlands Retail Broadband Connections By Technology ('000)
- Table: Wireline developments
Regulatory Environment & Industry Developments
- Netherlands: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
- Overview
- Legislation
- Market Analyses
- Interconnection And Access
- Regulatory Developments
Competitive Landscape
- Market Overview
- Key Players
- Table: Key Players: Netherlands Telecoms Sector
- Table: Selected Operators Financial Indicators, 2004-2010)
Company Monitor
- IPTV's Rebound: Good News For Set-Top Box Makers?
- Company Profiles
- Company Profiles
- Royal KPN NV
Regional Telecommunications Penetration Overview
- Fixed Line
- Table: Regional Fixed-Line Penetration Overview
- Mobile
- Table: Regional Mobile Penetration Overview
- Internet
- Table: Regional Broadband Penetration Overview
Country Snapshot: Netherlands Demographic Data
- Section 1: Population
- Table: Demographic Indicators, 2005-2030
- Table: Rural/Urban Breakdown, 2005-2030
- Section 2: Education And Healthcare
- Table: Education, 2002-2005
- Table: Vital Statistics, 2005-2030
- Section 3: Labour Market And Spending Power
- Table: Employment Indicators, 2000-2005
- Table: Consumer Expenditure, 2000-2012 (US$)
- Table: Average Annual Wages, 2000-2012
Glossary Of Terms
- Table: Glossary Of Terms
BMI Methodology
- How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
- Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts
- Telecoms Business Environment Ratings
- Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
- Table: Ratings Indicators
- Weighting
- Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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