Mapping broadband coverage in the Netherlands

Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 - 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 broadband specialists Point Topic shows the Netherlands has already achieved that aim.

Download report – Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 – Netherlands

National coverage by broadband technology – Netherlands

Netherlands broadband coverage by technology combination - BCE 2011

Netherlands broadband coverage by technology combination – BCE 2011

The Netherlands has the most fully developed broadband infrastructure in Europe.  Total and Rural coverage of standard and NGA broadband is 100%.  HSPA coverage is 99%.

The technology profile shows that the combined coverage estimates are supported in depth.  Not only do the DSL and cable networks have virtually 100% coverage but they are now fully upgraded to offer VDSL and Docsis 3 respectively.  FTTP has achieved more modest coverage, only just ahead of the European average at 13%, but the Netherlands is recognised as the home of some world-leading fibre-city projects.  Not surprisingly, WiMAX has not found a role in this environment, while LTE is not yet launched.

Netherlands superfast broadband coverage map

Netherlands superfast broadband coverage map

One factor behind this success is that the Netherlands is second only to Malta as the most densely populated of the study countries, with 446 persons per square kilometre.  Only 2% of them live in rural areas, so extending high coverage to the countryside is relatively easy.

NGA broadband maps for the Netherlands

The Netherlands enjoys 100% standard and NGA broadband coverage throughout the whole country.







Data tables for the Netherlands


Persons per household2.2
Rural proportion2.0%

Coverage by technology

Standard cable98.5%98.5%
Docsis 3 cable98.5%98.5%
Standard Combination100.0%100.0%
NGA Combination100.0%100.0%

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 [email protected] or telephone +44(0)20 3301 3303.