Virtual mobile operators (MVNOs) have grown to 34% of the Dutch mobile market according to a recent study by Telecompaper. This amounts to 6.8 million mobile users and is up almost 3% in the six months to the end of September 2016. The entire market is made up of just under 20 million SIMs and is worth around EUR 5 billion each year.
The remainder of the mobile market in the Netherlands is controlled by the four main MNOs: KPN, T-Mobile, Vodafone and, the most recent entrant in to the market, Tele2, although revenues and as a result market share continue to decrease for the traditional operators.
Growth in the virtual operator sector is being driven by low cost providers and the international SIM segment. KPN brand Telefort is the market leader within the sector since Tele2 became an MNO, followed by Lebara, Lycamobile, Hollandsnieuwe and Simyo.
Our interest in the Dutch telco market stems from our ability to offer Dutch mobile numbers to anyone, irrespective of which network you are attached to, MNO or MVNO. You can get a second number from Vyke you can use for work, dating, online sign ups or to add a privacy layer to your mobile phone.
Vyke numbers are also available to global users whether you are a Dutch ex-pat or just doing business in the lowlands, you can get a Dutch mobile number from Vyke and make and receive calls like a local. Calls are free to receive and your contacts only pay local rates to call you.