KPN statistics: Netherlands switching to mobile internet
The Netherlands is experiencing a large-scale shift to mobile internet. The quarterly statistics of KPN show that forty percent of all subscription-holders have access to mobile internet. A third of KPN Netherlands’ turnover is currently generated by mobile internet and SMS.
This was highlighted in the quarterly statistics published by KPN this morning. Almost sixty percent of new subscription-holders buy a smart phone. All in all, this means four in ten KPN subscription-holders own a smart phone. This does not mean that all these customers also use mobile internet or send e-mails via the KPN network on a regular basis. However, in April 2010, market research company GfK calculated that approximately half of all smart phone owners actually did so. The other half use WiFi or only make phone calls or send SMSs.
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