Media reports suggest that the total number of homes passed with optical fibers in The Netherlands has crossed over 2.3 million. In the past year, that is in 2014 itself, the service providers in the country could add more than 370,000 subscribers to the fiber to the home high-speed broadband networks. It is estimated that there are around 7.76 million households in the country. By passing 2.3 million houses with optical fiber cables, the service providers could provide fiber access to around 30 percent of the Dutch households.
Netherland’s high-speed broadband service provider, Reggefiber alone could connect to more than 284,900 subscribers in 2014. Reggefiber is the single largest provider of high-speed services in the country. In 2014 Reggefiber connected to around 77% of the total FTTH connected homes in the country. Online news media reports that the reports are published in the 2015 edition of Telecompaper’s annual FTTH report.
The growth in FTTH homepass in the Netherlands corresponds to around 18.9 percent increase from the previous year. Service providers could activate their services to more than 750,000 houses in the Netherlands. Most of the FTTH connections were made in the second half of 2014.
KPN and Vodafone Netherlands using Reggefiber optical fiber networks and the Caiway using the CIF networks recorded growth in high-speed broadband business compared to the previous years.
KPN (in full Koninklijke KPN N.V., also Royal KPN N.V.) is a Dutch landline and mobile telecommunications company. The company is based in The Hague. Current(2013) main shareholders are: Stichting Preferente Aandelen B KPN 50.07% (Withdrawn on the 10th of January 2014) America Movil 14.86% Norges Bank 3.09% Blackrock 2.69% Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan 2.19% JP Morgan Chase & Co 1.07%
Vodafone Netherlands, part of the Vodafone Group, is the second largest Mobile Phone company in the Netherlands and was previously called Libertel.
CAIW (CAIW Services BV, a subsidiary of CAIW Holding BV) is a Dutch provider of cable television, digital telephony and Internet access which is mainly active in the western Netherlands. CAIW was formerly CAI Westland (Westland Central Antenna Device). If ISP she was formerly operating under the name Kabelfoon. CIF is a Dutch investment fund that invests long term in communication infrastructures, such as TV and radio towers and cable networks. CIF’s shareholders are institutional investors amongst which the largest Dutch pension funds. CIF’s team of industry experts combines broad market experience and specializes in financing telecom infrastructure, strategy, investment analysis, M&A, operations and regulatory affairs.
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