Mapping broadband coverage in the Netherlands

Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2012 - key results for the Netherlands

One of the European Union’s most ambitious targets is to make sure that all its citizens can get access to superfast broadband at home, if they choose, by 2020. A new study by Point Topic shows the Netherlands is now over 98% towards achieving that aim.

National coverage by broadband technology

The published results for the Netherlands for end-2011 suggested that all households were covered by VDSL services. Since this report was published, we have received new data which shows that the VDSL network is not as extensive as first thought.

However this only causes a small shift in the overall NGA coverage. The Netherlands still had one of the most advanced NGA networks in the EU, second only after Malta, and nearly all households could access standard fixed broadband services.

Netherlands broadband coverage by technology combination

Netherlands broadband coverage by technology combination – BCE 2012

It is estimated that 60% of households in the Netherlands were able to receive high-speed services through VDSL connections by the end of 2012. Only Luxembourg and Malta had more extensive networks at the same period. However, over 97% of Dutch households were able to access NGA services through the cable network. As a result, the Netherlands was one of the most advanced countries in the European Union for high-speed broadband access.

Comparatively the FTTP network in the Netherlands is less advanced. Coverage grew by 5 percentage points in 2012, but this is much more modest than the 13p.p. growth of the VDSL network. Even so, the Netherlands is recognised as the home of some world-leading fibre-city projects. Over 80% of households in the region of Zuidwest-Overijssel could access FTTP services in 2012.

At the end of 2012 the Netherlands had not yet launched LTE services. This is the only area in which the country falls behind the rest of the European Union.

Netherlands total broadband coverage by technology

Netherlands total broadband coverage by technology – BCE 2012

Netherlands rural broadband coverage by technology

Netherlands rural broadband coverage by technology – BCE 2012

Regional coverage by broadband technology

Twenty-six of the fourty regions in the Netherlands had complete NGA coverage, with all regions enjoying higher than 85% coverage.

Netherlands standard broadband coverage map

Netherlands standard broadband coverage map

Netherlands NGA broadband coverage map

Netherlands NGA broadband coverage map

Data tables for the Netherlands

Find out more

Point Topic maps broadband coverage in every square kilometre across Europe. For more details, please visit the Broadband Competition Map of Europe page or contact Tim Johnson at tim.johnson@point-topic.com or telephone +44(0)20 3301 3303.

 

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