- The number of Dutch households that used the internet via a cable connection, increased again in the third quarter. According to figures that market researcher Telecompaper published Sunday.
In the second quarter still showed a rare decline in the number of cable connections, because a leader lost Ziggo customers. That company got past period 29 000 connections at. That is slightly less than phone company KPN, which includes daughter brands 31 000 new customers could welcome.
KPN will benefit from a highly growing demand for fiber connections. This technology now accounts for 13 percent of the total broadband market. Cable remains the most widely used technology, followed by DSL which last quarter lost ground again.
Of the total of 7.09 million households with a broadband connection, the end of September was 43.6 percent customer at Ziggo. KPN followed with a market share of 40.5 percent. Only 7.5 percent of households have no broadband. A year earlier, that figure was just 10 percent.
Although the broadband market becomes increasingly saturated, Telecompaper provides for all of 2015 is still a growth of 2.6 percent. Next year weakened it off to around 2 percent.,null, It is expected that optical fiber and cable continue to grow, ensuring the continued decline in broadband via DSL can be compensated '' said researcher Kamiel Albrecht.