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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

  • eCommunication study report
     
  • Broadband market developments in the EU 2016 (ppt)

 

  • Study for EC: Mobile Broadband Prices in Europe (February 2016)

This study presents the results of the analysis of mobile broadband offers that were collected in February 2016. The approach used follows the 2012 OECD methodology for mobile broadband which aims at calculating the total price (including the monthly fee, non-recurring charges and usage charges) of a set of offers in order to identify the least expensive offers for three different types of mobile devices (i.e. laptop, tablet and handset) and five different levels of usage (i.e. monthly volume consumed), in other words for 15 different combinations or “baskets”.

 

  • Study for EC: Broadband coverage in Europe 2015

This study monitors the progress of EU Member States towards their specific broadband coverage objectives – namely: ‘Universal Broadband Coverage by 2013’ and ‘Universal Broadband Coverage with speeds at least 30 Mbps’. This report covers thirty-one countries across Europe – the 28 EU Member States, plus Norway, Iceland and Switzerland, and analyses the availability of nine broadband technologies (DSL, VDSL, cable modem, DOCSIS 3, FTTP, WiMAX, HSPA, LTE and satellite) across each market, at national and rural levels.
 

  • Study for EC: Broadband Internet Access Cost (BIAC)

This study analyses and compares how much residential customers actually pay for fixed broadband in the 28 EU Member States and a number of other countries (Canada, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, USA (i.e. State of California, State of Colorado and State of New York), Switzerland and Turkey).
 

  • Study for EC: Mobile Broadband prices (February 2015) – SMART 2014/0049

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 - January 2016 (xls)
    • Definitions, methodology and footnotes on Member State data (pdf)
  • Broadband indicators - July 2015 (xls)
    • Definitions, methodology and footnotes on Member State data (pdf)
  • Financial indicators, fixed and mobile telephony, broadcasting indicators - 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)
    • Definitions, methodology and footnotes on Member State data (pdf)
  • Financial indicators, fixed and mobile telephony, broadcasting and bundled services indicators - 2014 (xls)
    • Definitions, methodology and footnotes on Member State data (pdf)
  • Broadband indicators - July 2014 (xlsx)
    • Definitions, methodology and footnotes on Member State data (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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