The European Broadband Mapping project will be presented at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Regional Development Forum in Vilnius on 26 April. The mapping project, launched by the European Commission, will result in an interactive online mapping application that will aggregate and benchmark measurements of fixed and mobile broadband connectivity. All Member States of the EU and EEA will be covered. The database and online application will go live in late 2017.

An exemplary view of how the broadband mapping portal could look like

The European Commission has launched the Mapping project: Mapping of Fixed and Mobile Broadband Services in Europe (SMART 2014/0016).This project builds on the Study on Broadband and Infrastructure Mapping (SMART 2012/0022). In the scope of the SMART 2014/0016 project, an interactive online mapping application will aggregate and benchmark measurements of broadband connectivity. All Member States of the EU and EEA will be covered. For the first time, data from national authorities and private crowdsourcing initiatives will be available in a single platform. The online database will enable georeferenced queries regarding the quality of fixed and mobile broadband services (e.g. up- and download speeds, latency etc.) for different technologies deployed all over Europe. The database and online application are currently under development and is expected to go live by the end of 2017.

The objective of the event ITU Regional Development Forum on 26 April in Vilnius is to provide an opportunity for high-level dialogue, cooperation and partnerships among telecommunication and ICT policy-makers, regulators, industry, academia, regional and international development agencies and organizations on specific regional telecommunication and ICT issues. The event is organized by the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania.