ICT Opportunities

An Expert's View about Satellite Communications in the Netherlands

Last updated: 27 May 2011

An enabling ICT Infrastructure has maintained the Dutch position among the top 10 leading countries in ICT for many years, providing an ideal operating platform for innovative solutions from all around the world.

Sector briefing ICT Opportunities in the Netherlands Why the Netherlands An enabling ICT Infrastructure has maintained the Dutch position among the top 10 leading countries in ICT for many years, providing an ideal operating platform for innovative solutions from all around the world. In 2010 Dutch ICT market volume was ?29.1 billion, representing 5.1 percent of GDP. The Dutch ICT sector has a 7.8 percent share in the economic added value of the business sector. Spending on Telecom & Internet represents approximately 54 percent of the ICT market compared to 46 percent of IT expenditures. ICT investments account for 22.1 percent of the total gross investments in the Netherlands. In 2010, 28,500 ICT companies and 268,000 ICT professionals were active in the Netherlands. ?A 100% digital, advanced fibre-optic network in place, Find general information on the Dutch market offering the largest conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing Business Guide for The Netherlands gives an bandwidth on the European overview of The Netherlands?s economy, continent, complemented by business culture, potential opportunities and relatively low charges.? an introduction to other relevant issues. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: ICT opportunities in the Netherlands Some relevant figures: Opportunities ? ICT sector accounts for over 30 Since the early stages of this sector, the percent of Dutch R & D spending Dutch have managed to develop more quickly ? 1.21 mobile telephone connections per than its peers into a society that is skilled and Dutch citizen leading in digital services and the use of ICT, ? Investment in ICT capital accounts for thus creating a highly developed and over 30 percent of economic growth competitive, mature sector. ? The average contribution of ICT capital Now, the Dutch focus is on maintaining that to economic growth is 16 percent position, by boosting performance in times of ? The Dutch are at the root of the decreasing international ICT expenditure and development of the Compact Disc, and increased cost cutting, but also by taking the WiFi and Bluetooth standards stock of areas where there is room for ? A 100% digital, advanced fibre-optic improvement, which will create opportunities network in place, offering the largest in the following areas: bandwidth on the European continent, complemented by relatively low ? eSkills; charges ? eGovernment; ? The Netherlands ranks third on the ?e- ? eHealth; Readiness Index? of The Economist ? eSecurity; Intelligence Unit ? Interoperability and standards; ? The Netherlands ranks fifth on the ICT ? ICT & social sectors, such as energy Development Index of the (80 million euro spent from 2005 to International Telecommunication Union 2009 already, 54 million still available) ? The Netherlands ranks ninth on the ? ICT & Mobility, enabling remote Networked Readiness Index of the working; World Economic Forum ? Sustainable ICT; ? Innovating ICT in SME?s. The biennial World Congress on Information Technology has been held in the Netherlands Using the last opportunity to illustrate the in 2010, successfully showcasing not only the Dutch approach and quoting the Dutch possibilities of ICT, but also Dutch excellence. Minister of Foreign Trade during the draft of Currently the Dutch ICT sector stakeholders the governments 4 year digital agenda in are drafting an action plan in order to 2000: ?The SME sector in particular still has optimise the benefits of hosting WCIT 2010. many opportunities for up-to-date online information and services. If the SMEs use If you have any questions on the these opportunities, it will present a opportunities above, contact the UKTI significant boost to our economy.? contacts named in this report. Doing accordingly, the Dutch government has Business opportunities aimed specifically at been actively and successfully promoting ICT UK companies are added daily to UKTI?s applications in the SME sector by means of website. These leads are sourced by our staff their programme called Nederland Digitaal in overseas in British Embassies, High Verbinding (Netherlands Digital in Commissions and Consulates, across all Connection). sectors and in over 100 markets. Key Dutch companies are among the major You can be alerted to business opportunities players of the world, such as Philips and KPN, on a regular basis by registering on the UKTI and all major international ICT companies website. Find out more on UKTI?s business have headquarters in the Netherlands, opportunities service on the UKTI website including Atos-Origin, Logica, Getronics, Cap Gemini and Ernst & Young. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: ICT opportunities in the Netherlands Major events and activities UKTI contacts IBC 2011 Ciler Alptekin IBC - The World's Leading Electronic Media Senior Trade Adviser Event British Embassy, the Netherlands Contact: Ciler Alptekin Tel: (0031 70) 4270 305 Email: ciler.alptekin@fco.gov.uk Email: ciler.alptekin@fco.gov.uk Time: 8 ? 13 September 2011 Web: www.ukti.gov.uk Find full details of all events in this country and sector on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site and you can register to be alerted to them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: ICT opportunities in the Netherlands Next steps - How UKTI can help This work is available via our Overseas British companies wishing to develop their Market Introduction Service (OMIS) a business in the Dutch market are advised to chargeable service which assists British-based undertake as much market research and companies wishing to enter or expand their planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in business in overseas markets. the Netherlands, with its wide local knowledge and experience, can provide a To find out more about commissioning this range of services to British-based companies work, or accessing other UKTI services and wishing to grow their business in global specialist advice, please visit the UKTI markets. website to find contact details for your local UKTI office. This can include: ? Provision of market information ? Validated lists of agents/distributors ? 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Posted: 27 May 2011, last updated 27 May 2011