1.6 mln residential VOIP users in Netherlands by year-end 2006

According to Telecompaper, the Dutch residential VoIP market is forecast to double in 2006 to around 1.6 mln. The availability of IP services increased dramatically in 2005 resulting in 435,000 new subscriptions over the course of the year (roughly 10% of all broadband subscribers in the country) to lift the total to 664,000.