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In this page you will find reports and analysis on the broadband markets provided by the European Commission as well as external studies conducted at the request of the Commission.

Documents 2016

This study aims at analysing and comparing what residential customers actually pay for mobile broadband in the EU28, three other European countries (i.e. Norway, Iceland and Turkey) and some non-EU countries (i.e. the USA, South Korea and Japan). The study includes a European analysis, country profiles as well as a database.

Data tables

  • Broadband indicators - July 2015 (xls)
    • Definitions, methodology and footnotes on Member State data (pdf)

Documents 2015

  • Broadband market developments in the EU 2015 (ppt/pdf)
  • Implementation of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications - 2015
    • Complete report (pdf)
    • Only EU report (pdf)

Data tables

  • Broadband indicators - January 2015 (xls)
  • Financial indicators, fixed and mobile telephony, broadcasting and bundled services indicators - 2014 (xls)
    • Definitions, methodology and footnotes on Member State data (pdf)
  • Broadband access in the EU: Situation at 1 July 2014 (xlsx)
    • Broadband access in the EU - Methodology (pdf)

Documents 2014

This study monitors the progress on the broadband coverage objectives of the Digital Agenda (basic broadband access for all by 2013 and high speed broadband access with at least 30 Mbps download speed for all by 2020), i.e. the household coverage of different fixed and wireless broadband technologies with a special focus on Next Generation Access technologies.

This study presents a very comprehensive assessment of retail fixed broadband access prices for a variety of broadband offerings including standalone and bundled services for eight speed categories

Comparative study on the Broadband Internet Access Costs in 28 Member States of the European Union as well as Canada, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, FYROM, Norway, State of California, State of Colorado, State of New York, Switzerland and Turkey.

Data tables

Documents 2013

Data tables

Documents 2012

The study measures progress towards the objective of basic broadband coverage by 2013 and broadband speeds of at least 30 megabits per second by 2020; it also identifies where action will be needed to achieve it.

Comparative study on the Broadband Internet Access Costs in 27 Member States of the European Union as well as Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, FYROM, Norway, State of California, State of Colorado, State of New York, Switzerland and Turkey.

Data tables

Documents 2011

Comparative study on the Broadband Internet Access Costs in 27 Member States of the European Union as well as Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, FYROM, Norway, State of California, State of Colorado, State of New York, Switzerland and Turkey.

The study measures progress towards the objective of basic broadband coverage by 2013 and broadband speeds of at least 30 megabits per second by 2020; it also identifies where action will be needed to achieve it.

Additional documents

This study assesses the state of progress of the EU's Internal Market for electronic communications networks and services and its economic potential with the year 2020 as the horizon

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