This study is designed to monitor the progress of EU Member States towards their specific broadband coverage objectives: 'Universal Broadband Coverage with speeds at least 30 Mbps by 2020' and 'Broadband Coverage of 50% of households with speeds at least 100 Mbps by 2020'. The collected data shows that over 219 million EU households (99.9%) had access to at least one of the main fixed or mobile broadband access technologies at the end of June 2017 (excluding satellite).

Study on Broadband Coverage in Europe 2017

This report covers thirty-one countries across Europe – the EU 28, 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. 

The results of the study show that Coverage of NGA technologies (VDSL, Cable Docsis 3.0 and FTTP) capable of delivering at least 30 Mbps download reached 80 %, thanks to an increase of 5 percentage points in VDSL and 3 percentage points in FTTP last year. Ultrafast Broadband (Fibre to the Premises and Docsis 3.0 cable) is available in 58 %. 4G mobile is almost universal at 98%. Rural areas remain challenging, as 8% of homes are not covered by any fixed network, and 53% are not covered by any NGA technology.

  • Broadband coverage in Europe (July 2017) – Final report
  • Broadband coverage in Europe (July 2017) – Executive Summary (EN) (FR)
  • Broadband coverage in Europe (July 2017) – Data tables

Previous years

  • Broadband coverage in Europe (Jun 2016) – Final report
  • Broadband coverage in Europe (Jun 2016) – Executive Summary (EN) (FR)
  • Broadband coverage in Europe (Jun 2016) – Data tables
  • Broadband coverage in Europe (Jun 2015) – Final report
  • Broadband coverage in Europe (Jun 2015) – Data tables
  • Broadband coverage in Europe (as of end 2014) – Final report
  • Broadband coverage in Europe (as of end 2014) – Data tables
  • Broadband coverage in Europe (as of end 2013) – Final report
  • Broadband coverage in Europe (as of end 2013) – Data tables

 

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