Broadband Coverage in Europe
The latest report has just been published in the Broadband Coverage in Europe series:
Point Topic helped kick off the study 13 years ago and has been involved ever since. Working with Omdia and the EC has been an excellent experience and the quality of the output is testament to the work and commitment from all parties.
Broadband Coverage in Europe is designed to monitor the progress of EU Member States towards the gigabit coverage and 5G coverage targets as set out in the Digital Decade Policy programme. The collected data reflects the situation at the end of June 2022 compared to the situation at the end of June 2021.
Some headlines include:
At the end of June 2022, 73.4% of EU homes were passed by either FTTP or cable DOCSIS 3.1 networks, i.e. those technologies currently capable of supporting gigabit speeds.
Rural Overall FTTP & DOCSIS 3.1 coverage reached 45.1% of rural households, growing by 8.1 percentage points in the twelve months to mid-2022.
FTTP availability, identified by the European Commission as one of the Digital Decade KPIs, continued to grow at an increasing rate compared to previous years, rising by 6.6 percentage points to pass over half (56.5%) of EU homes at the end of June 2022.
Progress has been made across all technologies and markets. We can see that FTTP passed 50% EU wide availability but other fixed gigabit technologies have stalled.
Rural areas as ever lag the revenue rich towns and cities and will rely on central subsidies to achieve full gigabit coverage.
With FTTP the preferred solution for new deployments there are large areas of Europe to be addressed.
More in depth analysis to follow and keep an eye out for more from our sister company Expert Intelligence.