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Introduction

The Dutch telecoms market is one of the most-advanced fixed broadband markets in Europe. The Netherlands ranks among the top countries in connectivity and has already met the targets of the Digital Agenda for Europe initiative.

Highlights

  • ECJ ruling clears the uncertainty surrounding the fixed and mobile termination rates.
  • The Dutch government takes a different stance on zero-rating and price discrimination.
  • The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs extends the existing license in the 2.1GHz spectrum.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides an outline of the regulatory landscape in the Netherlands.
  • Offers detailed analysis of the upcoming broadband policies in the country.

Key questions answered

  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in the Netherlands?
  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in the Netherlands?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy

Universal service

  • Universal service obligation

Markets susceptible to regulation

  • Markets susceptible to ex-ante regulation in the Netherlands

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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