Thursday, 15 January 2009

MVNO subscribers reach 3.5 Mln – Netherlands

According to TelecomPaper, the total number of MVNO subscribers in the Netherlands reached 3.51 million as of September 30, 2008, registering an increase of 10% from the previous year. The same research claims that the country had around 50 MVNOs that accounted for 17.3% of the total SIM cards market on as against 17% in the previous year.

For the six months to September 2008, various players, such as Easer Mobile, Tok Toe Mie, Youfone and Internet Overal entered the market, while many closed their MVNO operations. Additionally, Telecompaper stated that many players, such as Blyk and Telesur have either launched commercially in the country or have announced their plans to launch in 2009.

Our own research for the coming MVNO Directory 2009 has identified 38 active Dutch operations, 5 in the planning stages, 5 operations which are simply brands of MNOs and multiple others which have fallen or been taken over since our 2nd edition, including Tok Toe Mie, mentioned above.