Future of Fiber


Future of Fiber

The Future of Fiber study dives into the possible outcomes for fiber connectivity in the Netherlands in the next ten years.

In the following four blogs the four possible outcomes and each of their potential consequences will be discussed. Discover four scenarios for high-speed connectivity in the Netherlands in 2030.

Fiber-optic cables have become fundamental to our modern economy. They are the motorways of digital connectivity, transferring data to its destination in the blink of an eye. But who will control this critical infrastructure ten years from now? How concentrated (and regulated) will the Dutch broadband market be in 2030? To what extent will the networks and services be separated? Those are some of the questions Deloitte seeks to answer in our Future of Fiber study, which explores four potential scenarios for the Netherlands in 2030.

Blog 1 | What is the Future for Fiber?

The possible outcomes of the four scenarios range from super-concentration, in which broadband services are deeply integrated into widespread fiber-to-the-home (FttH) networks, to super-fragmentation, in which competing netcos provide a wide range of heterogeneous network infrastructures – fiber or cable and mobile – to multiple servcos . The other potential scenarios are disaggregation in which fiber is the dominant access technology, but is controlled by netcos that supply servcos, and network co-existence, in which integrated telcos rely heavily on co-existing future-proof networks such as fiber, hybrid fiber-coaxial or even mobile to deliver broadband.

Click here to read the firtst blog "What is the Future for Fiber?"

Blog 2 | Does Fiber Face Credible Competition?

Fiber is the future of broadband. We hear that a lot, but there are alternative access technologies, such as cable, cellular and satellite. Even if they aren’t necessarily as good as fiber, they may be good enough (and more cost-effective) in many cases.

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Blog 3 | By 2030, Fiber could be Everywhere

As they do more and more online, both businesses and consumers need the best broadband connection they can get. With the inexorable rise in Internet traffic, the case for extensive deployment of FttH (fiber-to-the-home) is getting stronger both in the Netherlands and elsewhere. In two of the four potential scenarios explored in the Deloitte’s Future of Fiber study , fiber becomes the dominant access technology by 2030. 

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Blog 4 | The Dutch Fiber Market: Too Competitive?

In the Netherlands, the crowded broadband market will need to consolidate. That was the consensus among the 10 industry leaders and stakeholders interviewed by Deloitte during the second and third quarters of 2022.

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