Turnover in the Dutch business telecom market down 6.4 percent’.

The Dutch market for corporate telecom services generated a turnover of 575 million euros in the third quarter of 2018. This is a decrease of 6.4 percent compared to the same quarter a year earlier. This is evident from Telecompaper’s quarterly report on the market for corporate telecommunications.

The report looks at mobile and fixed telephony, and mobile and fixed broadband and data. According to the study, the decrease in revenue was mainly caused by lower revenues from mobile and fixed telephony and mobile broadband and data networks. The turnover of business fixed broadband is growing. Compared to the year-on-year figures of the third quarter, the decrease levelled off from -8.4 percent to -6.4 percent.

The report divides mobile into mobile (voice and data) and mobile data-only. Data-only sales increased by almost one percent compared to the previous year to 42 million euro. Fixed broadband increased by 4.9 percent to 75 million euro. However, mobile sales fell by 8.4 percent to 255 million euro. This decrease is mainly due to the negative impact of regulation and the increasing price pressure due to fierce competition.

Turnover from fixed telephony and data decreased by 10.6 percent and 6.6 percent respectively to 108 million euro and 96 million euro.


KPN is the market leader in the Netherlands among all operators. The operator has 48.4 percent of all turnover from corporate telecom. However, this market share decreased by 0,3 percentage points compared to the previous year. This is mainly due to the lower turnover from mobile and fixed telephony.

VodafoneZiggo is the number two in the business market, with 27.5 percent of the market share. This is a decrease of 1.2 percentage points compared to quarter three in 2017. The business turnover of this provider decreased by 10.3 percent, mainly due to lower turnover from mobile services.

T-Mobile had a market share of 8.6 percent in the third quarter of 2018, an increase of 1.6 percentage points. Tele2’s market share grew by o.1 percentage points to 4.5 percent. The two companies are going to merge this year. Together they have a market share of 13.1 percent. T-Mobile’s turnover grew by 15.1 percent, while Tele2 saw a decrease of almost 3 percent. The decrease is mainly due to fixed telephony.

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