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Fixed network

Modern for more than a century

KPN’s fixed network has been proving its strength for more than a century. It’s ubiquitous and it connects large parts of the Netherlands. Fiber forms the basis. As a result of new discoveries, we’re constantly modernizing the fixed network. This enables us to process the ever-increasing amount of data. This way, the whole of the Netherlands benefits from high-grade broadband internet that is fast, stable and secure.

The KPN network is already fully based on fiber. Meanwhile, we’re rolling out this high-quality and increasingly interconnected network. And we’re connecting all 20,000 street cabinets in the country with fiber. This way, we’re providing entire neighborhoods with high-quality and fast internet in an efficient manner. Now, four out of five Dutch homes have access to broadband via fiber or a combination of fiber and VDSL.

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Innovative techniques

With fiber, we’re reaching deep into Dutch residential areas, the last part of the fixed network usually consists of copper (VDSL). This copper network is of a very high quality. And thanks to the innovative techniques applied by KPN, the broadband connection at home is getting better. 

By using vectoring and VPlus (noise cancellation) we’re improving speeds significantly via VDSL. And because KPN’s copper network has the unique feature of using double threads in 90% of the Netherlands, we can double the speed of this network with ‘pairbonding’. Unique in the world.

Stable and reliable

The wishes and the online behavior of customers are changing. For example, we’re watching much more on-demand television and so-called Over The Top services like Netflix are growing. That’s why KPN is investing in the capacity of the network in order to improve the quality and stability further. For example, we’ve introduced a new decentralized Metro Core network in 161 locations throughout the Netherlands. So the data that is frequently requested by our customers, such as on-demand television programs, has less far to go and so is accessed more quickly. In this way, we’re maintaining, in particular, the stability and capacity of the KPN network in the whole of the Netherlands.

In less busy environments, for example in rural areas, KPN wants customers to benefit from integrated technology. Near Nijkerk, we’re currently testing new technology that combines the bandwidth of the fixed network with that of the 4G mobile network. KPN is unique in the Netherlands in terms of making its fixed and mobile networks really work together to improve the experience of these customers. In the past, KPN made available a great mobile solution with Rural Areas Internet (Internet Buitengebied) via 4G, which connects residents in rural areas with fast internet.

Mobile networks

The whole world
within your grasp