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VoIP News & PR
07-01-2014, 10:34 AM
Dutch consumer VoIP connections grew by 0.8 percent during the first quarter of 2014, to reach a total 5.14 million at the end of March 2014. This is one of the outcomes of Telecompaperís quarterly Dutch Fixed Telephony Market report (http://www.telecompaper.com/research/dutch-fixed-telephony-q1-2014--998226).

The growth in VoIP connections did offset the 7.4 percent drop in PSTN/ISDN lines and 1.1 percent decrease in WLR connections, leading to a decrease of 0.4 percent of the whole fixed telephony market. During the quarter, a net loss of 24,000 lines was reported, to end March 2014 with 6.22 million connections.
VoIP growth was led by a growing number of connections over fibre networks, which increased 5.1 percent on a quarterly basis. Cable VoIP saw 0.9 percent quarterly growth, and DSL VoIP lines decreased by 0.3 percent during the first quarter.

The researchers expect the fixed telephony market to expand further, with a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 0.8 percent per year over the period 2014-2018. The growth in VoIP lines is expected to outpace the decrease in PSTN/ISDN and WLR users.

The report also shows that retail revenues for the consumer fixed telephony market amounted to EUR 326 million in the first quarter of 2014, down with 2.6 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2013. For the period 2014-2018, fixed telephony revenues are estimated to decrease by a CAGR of minus 2 percent.