The number of fibre lines in the Netherlands grew to 2.3 million in 2014 from 1.95 million the year before, with penetration rising to 31% from 26%, according to data from the Telecompaper FTTH Monitor.

Reggefiber had by far the largest market share: 85% of all homes passed were covered by Reggefiber, with CIF taking the rest of the FTTH market with 12%.

Penetration was highest in the Flevoland province, while Overijssel recorded the strongest growth in 2014. In absolute numbers, Gelderland had the most lines, while North Brabant added the most lines last year.